When it comes to fleas, prevention is so much better than cure.
Dealing with a flea infestation is every pet owner’s worst nightmare: they’re stubborn, they breed like crazy, and they outnumber you a million-to-one.
They can also be sneaky little devils, hiding in places that you might never have thought about.
So, to keep them out of your home forever, you’ll need to bring your A-Game!
Here are our top 5 tips on preventing a flea infestation:
Don’t break the monthly cycle of Itch Flea treatment
This is super important! Not only does Itch Flea kill living fleas, but it also attacks their eggs to prevent them from hatching.
This breaks the flea life cycle at EVERY stage, giving you the upper hand.
Every application of Itch Flea provides enough protection to last for a month – the same length of time as the average flea life cycle.
Regularly give your house (and car) a really good blast with the hoover
Don’t forget to pay attention to all the little nooks and crannies (remember, flea eggs lurk everywhere!).
Then make sure to empty the bag (or the bag equivalent, if you have a super-duper, fancy bag-free model).
You don’t want them hatching in your hoover, either!
Regularly wash all bedding and blankets (including your pet’s)
We’re talking 60℃ minimum, peeps!
Basically, choose the hottest cycle that your laundry can stand, because we need to boil those suckers!
Fleas LOVE to be anywhere warm, dark and cosy – so make sure to wash your pet’s bed, your bedding, your kid’s bedding, your sofa covers, cushion covers…you get the idea.
Treat all your household pets at the same time
Fleas can easily hop from one pet to another, so treating just one of them is no good.
The good news is that with your monthly Itch subscription, all of your pets’ treatments will arrive at the same time, making it easy to line ‘em up and give ‘em a dose of the good stuff.
Treating for fleas and worms at the same time makes the best sense
Like Ant & Dec, or ham & cheese sandwiches – flea and worm treatments are an iconic duo.
They go hand-in-hand together, and one without the other is just fine, but somehow not as good.
In the case of flea and worm treatments, they work best together because fleas can act as a host for worms.
This means that when they hop on board your pet, unhatched worm eggs can also come along for the ride.
Remember to add Itch Wormer to your pet’s Itch personal protection pack, and you’ll be just fine.