By the time you find one flea, there is a chance your home is already infested and if not yet, it will be on the horizon. This is because these tiny pests breed incredibly quickly. Once the flea has found a host, it can lay up to 50 eggs a day in just 24-hours!
While the eggs are initially laid in the fur of your pet, they can fall onto your carpet, bedding, furniture, and beyond. Fleas also have a life cycle of 18 to 21 days making them a pesky pest to get rid of. This is why taking action immediately is of the utmost importance. You must treat your home and pet simultaneously to get the infestation under control and to prevent re-infestation. Now let’s explore how to get rid of fleas!
Call Your Vet
As soon as your dog is showing signs of fleas, you need to call your vet. If your pet is already on a flea control program and still got fleas then that’s a clear sign that it’s not working.
A quick call to your vet will let them know your situation and they will be able to help you make an action plan on how to treat your pet. Finally, if you have more than one pet in the house make sure you treat them all.