Surrounded by fleas at home?
Don't just blame your family dog!
The most common thing about flea infestations is that they have a habit of creeping up on people.
Most of us lead busy lives, and we may not notice that our dog is scratching a lot more than usual, but we quickly begin to notice when fleas starting biting our kids and us.
A flea infestation cycle goes a bit like this
- Unprotected Fido is allowed outside and eventually falls victim to fleas from flea infested wildlife in your yard.
- Fido becomes a walking flea colony and within days, your home becomes a haven for thousands of fleas.
- 5% of fleas in your home will be on your pet, the remaining 95% will be setting up home within your home.
- You are being bitten, your kids are being bitten and everyone is itchy and scratching.
- Your house and contents will be full of flea dirt (dried blood).
- Humans and pets will now be exposed to the diseases carried by fleas.
The spread of the flea population throughout your home during an infestation
Research tells us that in a home with a flea infestation, only 5% will be on your family pooch and the rest will be camping out in every dark nook and cranny, e.g. your furniture, carpets, curtains, beds, garden shed, lawn, outdoor furniture, and family cars.
It's a dire situation that can't go on. It's time for action. So what to do? And where to start?
Carole's Doggie World's flea blog has all the answers you need at - Three steps to no fleas
This article and information forms part of the Carole's Doggie World Holistic Library and is presented for informational purposes only.The information is not intended to be a substitute for visits to your local vet. Instead, the content offers the reader information researched and written by Carole Curtis for www.carolesdoggieworld.com