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Got a home infestation on your hands? Before you call the exterminator, try these solutions to rid yourself of insects, rodents, and more.
You Will Need
- A veterinarian
- Product information
- A temporary home
- A vacuum
- A professional carpet cleaner
- Hypoallergenic shampoo
- A flea comb
- Anti-flea mineral salt (optional)
Catch the problem early. At the first signs of fleas, aggressively treat your pet and home at the same time.
Talk to vet
Talk to your veterinarian before purchasing a collar or any flea treatment.
Find best treatment
Find the best, safest treatment available, and understand what chemicals are being used or any side effects that can occur.
Remove your pets to a temporary home before using any spray or bomb. The house should be aired out before you bring your pet back into the house.
Vacuum daily, and wash your pet's bedding in hot water. Seal vacuum bags and immediately remove them from the house.
Get carpet cleaned
Get your carpet and upholstery professionally cleaned.
Wash your pet with a hypoallergenic shampoo and use a flea comb every day. Live fleas and eggs that are combed out should be dipped into soapy water then discarded.