Treat your pets as soon as you can. You will get better results if all flea treatments - environmental and on-animal - are done about the same time.
DO NOT AVOID FLEA INFESTED AREAS AFTER THE TREATMENT - YOU WILL REDUCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE TREATMENT - especially remember the spare room
shed or places where the pet likes to rest.
If you remove the pet, flea problems may appear to be worse - as you have become the only potential host.
It is best to treat before the numbers build up since there is no need to go through the discomfort of flea bites.
Entering vacant houses will hatch any fleas waiting to hatch. This is especially a problem with vacant rental and holiday houses.
If you are going on holidays, have a friend stomp through the house/yard every couple of days while you are away and no longer and especially on the day of your return - the fleas will hatch and die on the treated surfaces before you return. (You will owe your friend big time)
A SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT MUST INCLUDE ALL AREAS FREQUENTED BY THE PET
Call the professionals at ProPest Pest Management Services to schedule a convenient time for your treatment. Prior to any flea treatment there are a few things that the householder must do in order to prepare.
1. Indoors - remove toys, clothes etc from the floor. Some insecticides will affect fish, therefore it is important to cover the fish tank and turn off the tank filter prior to treatment. Remove pets from the area to be treated - return them only after the treatment has dried.
2. Treat the pet(s) - advice may be sought from your Veterinarian. The use of soaps or shampoos may reduce the residual action of the treatment.
3. Be patient.
Even if everything has been done correctly, you will still see some newly hatched fleas, usually for several weeks. Do not leave any previously infested areas undisturbed - only movement hatches fleas.
Do not vacuum for at least seven days after treatment. Place the vacuumings in a bag and put in the bin.
4. Leave your pet in the flea infested areas - it will attract the fleas. If the pet is removed from the infested area, fleas will continue to hatch for about six weeks with normal "human" activity. Retreat your pet regularly according to the label of the on-animal flea product.
YOUR POST TREATMENT EXPECTATION
Fleas will be seen when an area is newly disturbed - such as when people get up in the morning or go outside - but not later in the day in that area. If the treatments are working, fleas will hatch, contact the treated surface (carpet, soil - treated by our trained technician, or the pet - treated with an on-animal product) and die within a few hours.
CONTACT the professionals at ProPest Pest Management Services to discuss your options and arrange a convenient time for a technician to address your concern/s.