Removing fleas from an apartment or a house is a laborious and time consuming process. However, with the help of modern effective tools and methods to bring fleas out of the house quite capable of any resolutely-minded owner.
If certain rules are observed, the process of getting rid of parasites will be enough only once. But if you hurry and do all the abi like, the operation to remove the fleas from the house will have to be repeated, and sometimes - repeatedly.
Before you remove the fleas from the apartment, you need to find out how they got into it. If this is not done, a few days after the apparent triumph in the dwelling, new "scouts" will appear, and in a week or two the situation will return to normal.
As a rule, fleas enter a house or apartment with pets. Therefore, before removing the fleas in the room, first of all it is necessary to check the pets, in the extreme case - reduce to their veterinarian.
This will be useful not only in the fight against insects: the disposal of animals from fleas helps to protect them also from worms, the eggs of which these parasites carry.
It should be quite obvious that even before the fleas are taken out in the house, it is necessary to feed them away from the pet. If this is not done, then after the destruction of insects in the room, they safely populate it again from the animal's fur.
If the parasites were brought into the apartment with clothes, shoes or furniture (for example, there was a recent move), then in parallel with the disinfestation of all housing it is necessary to process these things.
Only after cleaning sources of insects in the apartment you can proceed to the second stage - in fact, processing the premises from fleas. And already here the choice of the consumer modern industry provides a huge number of opportunities. If there are no shaggy and furry pets in the house, then this step should be taken immediately.
On a note
It is desirable to combine in time and processing the apartment, and processing of pets. This is the most difficult option, but it provides protection from the fact that somewhere or on someone at least one insect, but will survive. So if you really decide to take out the fleas in the house, you should spend one full day on it, but get the right result.
Preparatory stage - breeding of fleas in domestic animals
Removal of fleas from cats and dogs (and sometimes - in ornamental rabbits, rats and guinea pigs) consists in processing their coat with special insecticides that are very toxic to the animals themselves, but harmful to parasites.
Funds for getting rid of pets from fleas are many, and over time, new solutions are emerging. However, the most popular and traditional are several types of drugs.
They are good for ease of use and small price. They have a whole set of contraindications, but when used correctly are safe and extremely effective.
The most popular of them are:
- Rolf Club
The advantage of them before drops is the greater reliability of the action: the pet is protected from parasites throughout the duration of the collar.
Especially effective are collars of the following brands:
To treat a pet that goes out on the street only a few times a day, shampoos will be ideal. Residual effect of them persists for several weeks to several months, but all the insects already in the wool are destroyed for one bath.
From contemporary flea shampoos it is worth noting the following:
- Doctor Zoo
- Mr. Bruno.
They allow you to remove fleas for one application, but they have certain contraindications. Sprays from fleas are well suited for treating an animal simultaneously with the removal of parasites from the apartment.
The most effective sprays are produced by the same producers that produce drops:
To get rid of pets from fleas sometimes use special pills and injections, as well as simple folk remedies. Choose the most appropriate drug should be based on the recommendations of the veterinarian and their own capabilities.
The main stage - the removal of fleas from the premises
So, let's assume that the fluffy home flea marketer is already cleaned and for the period of the droplet or collar action is not just uninteresting, but really terrifying for parasites.
It's time to decide what to bring out the fleas in the house. For this, in most cases, the following forms of insecticidal agents are used:
- Special aerosols, which spray the largest number of surfaces in the apartment and places where the fleas can hide themselves, so their larvae.
- Powders (so-called dusts) containing insecticides of contact action.
It should be remembered that powders effective against cockroaches and ants do not always work against fleas. Cockroaches eat them and poison, and fleas, even if they want, to use such a miracle tool inside will not be able to - the mouthpiece allows them only to pierce the skin of a person or an animal and suck blood. Only individual powders are effective against them based on Lindane, Carbophos, Chlorophos, DDT - that is, insecticides are not intestinal, but contact action.
There are other options:
- Temperature treatment of the room is the grandfather's method, which consists either in freezing an apartment in winter, or in heating it with industrial fan heaters at any time of the year.
- Calling special teams of pest control, which will decide for themselves what means or methods to poison fleas. This is the most effective solution in most cases, since professionals are well aware of their business and give a guarantee for the result.
Before deciding what exactly to remove the fleas in the house, it is necessary to get acquainted with the instruction on the use of funds from which the final choice will be made. In the ideal case it is worth talking to people who have already poisoned insects and can give concrete practical advice.
Treatment of premises with insecticide sprays
To remove fleas from the house using aerosol sprays, you must follow the following sequence of actions:
- Remove a minimum of half a day and the premises of all people and animals. If the apartment has an aquarium, it must be covered with glass and turn off the compressor.
- Spray all the furniture, skirting boards, interior surfaces of nightstands and cabinets, clothes, bed linen - all the places where insects can be found.
- Close the windows and doors, and leave the apartment infused for several hours.
- On return, ventilate the room and conduct in it a thorough wet cleaning. The treated bed linen and clothes should be washed at the maximum permissible water temperature.
The beauty of aerosols lies in the fact that they equally effectively destroy both adult parasites and larvae. With them for one treatment you can completely clean the entire house of fleas.
Before removing the fleas from the premises, it is necessary to get acquainted with the description of the specific preparation and the instruction for its use. In most cases, individual means of protection must be used to operate the tool.
Sinuzan is a professional remedy for insect parasites based on Chlorpyrifos. Has a strong unpleasant smell, but fleas (as well as other insects in the house) mop up clean. Sold in the form of a concentrate, which must be diluted in accordance with the instructions and spray the ready-made solution.
Sinuzan requires the use of respirators, gloves and glasses. Quite expensive and not sold in the markets. It is Sinuzan most often poison parasites in the house of the service of pest control.
A well-known household aerosol from house insects , diligently forged by many dealers. It is produced today under the name Master250.
For the destruction of fleas in a one-room apartment will be enough two or three cans. The cost of each of them is about 700 rubles.
Raptor is a German drug. It is also very effective against fleas, has no smell.
If you need to solve the problem of how to remove fleas from the room without processing the entire apartment, then this option is ideal: the aerosol is non-toxic to humans and animals, and it can be applied to infected surfaces without leaving the room itself afterwards.
This is one of the most famous and sold drugs. Really effective, including fleas, although quite expensive.
Now consider powders from fleas
Removing fleas in an apartment with the help of powders is a long enough occupation, but on the whole less labor-intensive than using aerosols. Powders must be poured in places where flea larvae can be hidden - corners, behind skirting boards, in places of constant accumulation of dust.
Insecticidal powders of contact action destroy fleas even when they simply fall on the body of an insect, therefore, adult fleas, being smeared with such a powder, die fast enough.
Studying insecticidal powders and choosing what to bring out fleas, you should stop choosing on the following means:
- Pyrethrum is a completely natural remedy, an extract of camomile flowers. Despite the simplicity of the composition, it works very efficiently and reliably.
- Clean House - a dust that, in addition to cockroaches and ants, can also infest fleas and bedbugs. It can be toxic to animals and humans, and therefore it should be used only in full compliance with the instructions.
- Phenaxin, also interesting in that it helps to get rid of flies.
In general, in the fight against fleas, powders are inferior in effectiveness to aerosols and are rarely used.
Temperature treatment of the room against fleas
Temperature methods are based on the fact that fleas (as well as any other living things) can exist only at certain temperature intervals. Accordingly, if the temperature in the place of their dwelling beyond these limits goes, insects will perish.
Accordingly, the following options are used:
- The fleas are frozen out of the house: when the temperature is lowered in the street below minus 20 ° C, they open windows and doors and chill out the room. It is always worth remembering about heating and water supply pipes - if frost can damage them, fighting fleas will become golden.
- "Burn out" fleas, raising the temperature in the room to + 50 ° C. This is a safer method for engineering communications, but in domestic conditions it is difficult to implement.
To "burn out" fleas at high temperatures, it is rational to call out special brigades: they will cope with the task quickly and with a guarantee of result (using powerful thermal cannons).
Calling the teams of pest control
As a rule, the company's disinfestation manager will determine the degree of contamination of the apartment or house by fleas before the departure of the team and decide what means to use better.
Preparing an apartment for the arrival of experts is not difficult. It is necessary:
- remove all people and animals from it
- move the furniture away from the walls
- remove bed linen from beds and clothes - with thrips in cupboards
- prepare all necessary for later cleaning.
Depending on the tools used, specialists will explain what needs to be done in the room at the end of their work.
As a rule, the challenge of special brigades is the most expensive, but at the same time the most effective way to combat parasites in the house. It is used when there is no time, desire and health to engage in harassing fleas independently.
Fixing the result
But here the apartment is cleaned, and there are no fleas in it. It remains only to protect it from repeated infection with parasites. For this:
- Regularly, but at least once a week, wet cleaning is done with cleaning the most inaccessible places in the room.
- Domestic pets going out into the street, dressed in special anti-flea collars.
- The box of the entrance door and ventilation ducts of the room are spread with special insecticide crayons of the "Mashenka" type.
Such simple steps will be sufficient guarantee that fleas will not be penetrated into the apartment in the future. And the owners and their pets will sleep and wake up quietly.
Successful you fight with fleas!