Fleas can be a major issue even in homes that don’t have pets. They can breed in your yard and be carried into you home by visitors of any species, especially now that spring has arrived. So here are a few helpful tips to preventing a flea infestation.
- Vacuum regularly! Vacuuming your carpets and furniture once a week will help by removing any flea eggs and thus preventing a full infestation before it begins. It is also recommended to wash pet beds once a week to dispose of any unwanted eggs.
- Keep a tidy yard. Keeping fleas from the yard can be difficult because they can be brought in by wild animals such as cats and raccoons. However, regular maintenance of your yard can deter these types of animals from making themselves at home and less hospitable to fleas. Here is a list of thing that you can do: Avoid plant debris from piling (leaves and grass clippings), trim trees so that sunlight reaches the ground, don’t over water your lawn, and keep the lawn trimmed.