Getting rid of fleas off of your dog can be quite nuisance. However, there are steps you can take to get rid of these annoying pests. Whether you use a product like frontline, or go the natural way, you can be successful.
Get Rid of Fleas by Cleaning the House!
Try to vacuum all carpets and furniture at the least, a couple of times per week. This is a good precaution to take even if you haven’t spotted a flea. By vacuuming more frequently, you are removing the larvae, eggs, and adult fleas.
Especially keep a close eye on areas where your dog frequents. If your dog has special spots he or she likes to lay, spend a little more time vacuuming and disinfecting the area.
Also, be sure to empty and get rid of the vacuum bag after each session. This will prevent fleas from escaping and spreading more.
Don’t forget about the rugs and mats lying around. Make sure you wash these in hot water and dry thoroughly to prevent creating a humid breeding ground for the fleas.
Natural Treatment – Apply Salt to the Carpet
Many people have been able to get rid of fleas on dogs by applying salt to the carpet. Fleas hate salt and can’t survive with it. If you use this method, be sure to border off all of the entrances to the rooms so they can’t escape! Pay special attention to common areas that your dog likes.
I recommend trying natural flea treatment first. It’s always better to go the natural route to ensure that your pet isn’t harmed by adverse reactions to chemicals. Frontline treatment is available and many people have success with it getting rid of fleas of their dogs or pets. Results may vary depending on your pet. Some people have great success with frontline, others don’t have as much success. We will be covering more about frontline later.
Be sure that you treat the house and your dog simultaneously. If you treat one without the other, you will likely not see much progress because the fleas will just lay more eggs and keep reproducing.