I received a call from my sister-in-law the other day asking what she should do about a flea control Austin problems she is having at her house. This has seemed to be a fairly common question I have been hearing so I thought I would write about what to do to prevent such a problem. First of all pets and other wildlife can contribute a great deal to flea problems both inside and out. If you have a pier and beam house be sure to check to see if there are any openings letting unwanted crittersinto your crawl space. If so, seal up the holes prior to treating for fleas under the property (after making sure there is nothing alive still under the house). Many times wild beasts (raccoons, opossums, etc.) contaminated with fleas can get under your house making flea control Texas that much more difficult. Having cracks or gaps under your property this can prove to be an easy way for fleas to get inside even if you do not have pets. Once fleas have entered your residence if can be very difficult to get them out. The first step is to remove all bedding and clothing from the contaminated areas and wash them in hot water. Do not bring back any of these things until you are sure the problem inside is gone. After the removal of all of the things that can be washed have a pest control professional take care of the rest. Trying to treat flees yourself can result in the pests hiding deeper in cracks and crevices making it harder to get rid of them in the long run. Contact us today for a FREE flea inspection.
- Treat all pets for fleas and ticks
- Close off all entry points under your house if you have a pier-and-beam structure
- Wash all clothes, bedding, blankets, etc.
- Call in the pros to take care of the rest