If you have ever had a flea infestation problem, you know it’s no laughing matter. Fleas are very tiny insects that literally suck the blood from human and animal skin. When they are involved in this process, they inject saliva into the skin and cause very uncomfortable itching and rashes.
Most of us are aware that fleas are introduced into our homes by our pets. So taking care of your animals is of utmost importance if you do not want to experience this unforgettable problem.
In the event that you do get a flea infestation in your home you need to start the eradication process as fast as possible. Fleas can multiply extremely fast if not taken care of right away.
Typically, households do not realize they have a problem until someone has been bitten. When this takes place do not panic. The first thing that you want to do is try to locate where the fleas are congregating. In many cases, it will be hard to actually see the fleas because of how tiny they are although when you are looking, you may spot the flea eggs; they will be off white in color also you may discover what appears to be a dirt like substance that without fleas leaves behind. To determine if this substance is related to the flea colonies simply spray water on a dirt like substance, and if it turns reddish in color, you will know that this is coming from the fleas.
If the fleas are located in throw rugs simply vacuum both sides of the rug extremely well and then wash in the washing machine using a good detergent in hot water When the fleas are located in the household carpet, then it is recommended that you bring in a commercial carpet cleaner. High-powered hot steam cleaning is the best when used in conjunction with the proper chemical additives. Hot steam cleaning has the ability to get into hard to reach areas that other conventional carpet cleaners can’t reach.