A flea invasion can be more than a problem for your pet. It can be a nuisance for all and an issue that can be difficult to overcome. This is why preventative measures must be taken at all times when it comes to your pet and your living arrangement.
When it comes to indoor and outdoor flea prevention, it is important to know the ins and outs of the flea – how it survives, what it eats, how it enters the home and how it reproduces. From there, prevention must start with proper sanitation. While poor sanitation does not necessarily create a flea infestation, it definitely can assist in making the population grow, particularly in outdoor environments, as stray animals can invite them to your yard.
Here are some indoor and outdoor tips to assist with you with flea prevention:
- No other pets or animals allowed: Keep all stray pets, unwanted rodents and other wild animals (raccoons, for example) away from your yard and your pet.
- Landscape, landscape, landscape: Make sure you are maintaining the upkeep of your lawn, as this will provide fewer places for rodents and wild animals to hide.
- Get them before they get you: Use flea-control products before a flea epidemic occurs. There are treatments for furniture and non-carpeted flooring available on the market. For carpeted flooring, vacuuming on a regular basis is suggested.
A full understanding of flea infestation will help you with flea prevention for as long as you have your pet. Our Colleyville TX veterinarians will be happy to assist you with any further questions on flea prevention. Call our Colleyville animal care clinic, or contact us online for more information.