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When warm weather arrives, your house plants can live outside again! However, it also means some common household pests are more likely to show up. One of the worst offenders? Fleas. If you’re not careful, fleas can make your home feel like a prison instead of an oasis during the dog days of summer. Luckily, you can prevent them from making their way inside—and in this article, We’ll tell you how!

Give Your Pet Regular Flea Treatments

Woman vet applying tick and flea prevention treatment to a dog

The most effective way to prevent fleas is by giving your regular pet treatments. Flea treatments can be picked up at your vet’s office and come in various forms, including topical and oral. If you prefer not to use chemical products on your pet, keeping them indoors during the warmer months when fleas are more active is best.

Clean Your Home Thoroughly

When you clean your home, vacuum carpets and upholstery to remove loose carpet fibers and debris. Use a wet/dry vacuum cleaner to suck up any fleas still alive in the carpets or furniture. Steam cleaning is another option for removing eggs and larvae if they are hidden deep within the fabric.

Remember that pet beds are often home sweet home for many small critters, including fleas. So don’t forget about those either. You can also use our dog walking and pet sitting services while you’re cleaning the pet beds!

Clean Up Debris in Your Yard

One of the best ways to prevent fleas in your home is by keeping your yard clean. Fleas can come from other yard areas and get into your house through cracks in the foundation or small spaces between windows. Flea-free yards are less likely to attract these pests than ones with tall grasses or piles of leaves and twigs. Be sure to regularly rake up fallen leaves, pine needles, etc.

dog and cat playing in yard in a warm sunny day


The best thing you can do is keep up with preventative measures before fleas are in your home. Once they’re there, it will take a lot more work to get rid of them! With these tips, you’ll be well on your way to keeping fleas at bay all summer long.
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