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5 Things You Can Do To Prevent a Flea Infestation in Your Home

Blog Home Apr 15, 2022

Dealing with a flea infestation is every pet owner’s worst nightmare: they’re stubborn and they breed like crazy. In fact, 5 fleas on an untreated pet can lead to more than 1 million eggs infesting your home in only 4 weeks. Nasty!

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

Itch Flea’s vet approved, fast-acting, double action spot-on flea treatment kills adult fleas within 24 hours, halts all other flea life stages in their tracks and stops any new fleas joining the party, helping to break the flea life cycle and protect your pet until their next monthly treatment. Plus it kills ticks and lice! 

Regular monthly application of Itch Flea is essential to ensure ongoing protection of your pet against fleas, ticks and lice.  

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. 

Treat for fleas and worms at the same time

As if fleas couldn’t get any worse, they can also give your pet worms! That’s right, your pet could accidentally swallow a flea mid-grooming sesh and if that blighter is carrying tapeworm larvae, they’ll be in your bestie’s guts and multiplying before you know it.

Remember to add Itch Wormer to your pet’s personal protection pack, and you’ll be just fine.

We’re here to help!

We’re a dab hand at fighting fleas if we do say so ourselves. The pet wellness pros in our customer service team are ready to support you with any advice you might need. Drop our team a message or call us on 020 3370 0905 Mon to Fri 8am-4pm.

Let’s beat the blighters together!