Fleas in the apartment? We start pest control!
In the offices of the city brigade more and more often there are calls with calls for help: “Fleas in the apartment! How to get rid of them? What to do? ”Unlike cockroaches, which most often come from neighboring apartments and are very fond of the food and moisture left on the table, which is formed near taps and drain holes, earth fleas most often come from basements. Most often they live on the floor or on low upholstered furniture: these insects rarely climb above 50 cm. The bites of the beasts are not just verypainful: they cause an immunopathological reaction. This means that it will not only scratch the bite, but also the adjacent areas. Dermatitis caused by flea bites is difficult to treat. In addition, the fleas in the apartment - is the risk of infection with tularemia, plague, some worms (their larvae often develop in the stomach "skipjacks"). Therefore, to get rid of fleas should be quickly and efficiently. How to do it?
Methods to combat biting and jumping insects
- Scaring.Fleas will never appear in an apartment if it is clean, and chamomile, bitter wormwood, camphor, and crushed needles will be laid out on the floor, cupboards and in nooks. These substances, firstly, reliably scare away jumping creatures, and secondly, they will refresh and disinfect the indoor air. Such prophylaxis is especially useful for people who have pets, living in houses with wet basements. Even if fleas have appeared in the apartment, wiping the floors and surfaces with decoctions of these herbs will help free the room from uninvited insects.
- Chemical treatment of premises. For self-processing the necessary tools can be purchased at veterinary or hardware stores. Usually right after that the fleas go away. However, such substances can cause poisoning in humans and animals. Therefore, the use of a remedy for fleas in the apartment should be more than carefully. Animal lovers offer to fight against insect invasions: daily wash the floor with water to which animal shampoo is added to fight fleas.
- Professional processing of the room. If the fleas in the apartment appeared, then the best way to deal with them professionally.In each city there are services involved in cleaning the premises. This may be a municipal demo station or private enterprises. Usually at the disposal of such instances there are means that kill all insects after the first treatment of the room. In addition, disinfecting experts will be able to give advice on how to deal with uninvited pets.
If there is a dog at home ...
So, how to deal with earthen (domestic) fleas is understandable. But what if there is a cat or a dog in the house?
- Carefully monitor the absence of fleas in your pet.
- Treat it with shampoo for animals, put wormwood, chamomile, calendula, etc. herbs under it. You can wipe the surface with decoctions of these herbs or tinctures from the pharmacy.
- Regularly clean the apartment and wash things belonging to animals.
Fortunately, fleas are not cockroaches, it is much easier to get rid of them.