Getting Rid of Fleas



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Your dog or cat may be your best friend and considered a member of your family, but on occassion they can invite fleas in to your area rugs, carpeting, furniture, and flooring unintentionally causing a big household problem. Through no fault of their own, your pet may not be the only one getting bitten!

If discovered that your pet has fleas, stay calm and take it all one step at a time. The first thing you should do is consult your veterinarian and get your pet treated. The second thing you'll need to do is to clean your home on the inside. The third step in getting rid of fleas is to call a professional like Gladhill Services. This is due to the complex life cycle fleas go through. The final step in eliminating fleas is to clean up the outside of your home. 

An infestation of fleas can be very difficult to eliminate due to fleas having a complex life cycle. There are four stages to a flea's life; the egg, larva, pupa, and adult stages together make up what is known as a complete metamorphosis  The fleas life cycle can take anywhere from a couple weeks to several months, depending on the immediate environmentent to complete. This makes control methods difficult at times for most people. Some retail products marketed for flea control may only be formulated for one or two life cycles. It's often best to call a professional like Gladhill Services in order to rid your home of fleas once your pet is treated. 

Since pets go in and out of the house all the time it's almost impossible to treat fleas without treating both the inside and outside of your home. A treatment on the lawn will also need to be in order sometimes. Dense foliage from landscape plants may be in need of a treatment too since fleas can thrive in areas of dense high growth or groundcover.