DIY Flea Control Strategies and Why They Don’t Work

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Fleas are invasive and can take over your home before you realize flea control is needed. Once you discover the problem, you may attempt to treat the fleas yourself or use a treatment that promises to naturally rid your home of fleas. At Canady’s Termite & Pest Control, we have proven methods to get rid of fleas quickly and affordably.

When fleas appear, people tend to believe that a DIY solution will save them time and money. They also think the flea control they do themselves is healthier for their home. Many of these ideas are ineffective, and your flea problem worsens.

  • Essential oils and vinegar sprays smell bad. These homemade sprays may repel adult fleas, but they won’t kill fleas in all of the life stages.
  • Buying many DIY items costs more time and money than hiring a professional. You are wasting time and money trying these DIY strategies in the long run, since they are rarely effective.
  • Assuming your pet is the only source of fleas in your home. True, pets bring fleas in from outside, but fleas don’t just live on your pet. Fleas can come in on rodents that get into your home through gaps and vents in your home’s foundation and along the roofline.
  • Vacuuming is part of flea control, but it won’t solve an infestation. It’s a good idea to vacuum pet resting areas, but flea eggs can spread everywhere, not just where your pet sleeps. Flea eggs can lie dormant until they find a new host.

Trying to get rid of fleas yourself can leave you frustrated. You may be able to get rid of the active fleas, but then eggs hatch, and you have another infestation. Professional flea control treatments are the best way to protect your home and family from these tiny pests.

Fleas can be nearly impossible to get rid of on your own, but we can help you be flea-free. Call us today to get your flea control plan started.

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