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With flea infestations up 47% in 2023, it’s important to get yourself prepped for 2024 to keep your pets, home and self happy and healthy! This article gives you our top tips on how to prevent these pesky parasites from taking over 2024.
Rentokil Pest Control published that scary 47% statistic and their experts currently believe that it could be down to 2023’s unusual weather! Here in the UK we experienced the hottest June in well over a century, followed straight by a very very wet July which created the perfect storm for fleas to go absolutely nuts!
The first, and most important, thing to do is to educate yourself! Knowledge is definitely power when it comes to fighting these fleas. Here are our top tips featuring those key things you should definitely swot up on!
Know The Flea Lifecycle - Understanding and knowing your enemy is the first step to beating them! Getting familiar with the flea life cycle is essential, as it might not be what you expect… (they’re resilient buggers!)
Seasonal Awareness - Knowing the key info on when peak flea season is, and all the factors that can intensify it (usually our lovely British weather) is another great way to get well acquainted with these pests!
Know How to Identify Fleas - It’s crucial you understand what fleas look like so you can quickly identify if your pet has fleas, and if they’re lurking around your house, especially if the fleas are in the carpets.
Know How To Prevent Fleas - Prevention is always better than cure… always! So make sure you know all the best ways to prevent fleas on your pets!
These are the things you should prioritise in 2024 to keep your pets and your home flea free!
Preventative Flea Treatments - Using a preventative flea treatment regularly on your pets is crucial! Itch Flea Treatment for dogs and Itch Flea Treatment for cats are spot-on preventative treatments which protect your pets by killing all adult fleas within 24 hours and halting all other fleas at any stage in their lifecycle!
Treat Your Home - Using a household flea spray is another great way to prevent a flea infestation. Itch Flea Home Spray kills fleas, ticks and lice and also kills those pesky flea eggs and larvae (win win!).
Maintain A Clean Home - Keeping up with your cleaning is a must too (sorry, we know it’s not a super fun job!). Regularly hoovering your home will keep on top of any flea eggs/larvae hiding in your carpets (just make sure you regularly change the hoover bag/empty the canister!)
Wash All Bedding - Regularly wash your pets bedding (and yours if they join you for some snuggles!) in hot water (60°C or more) to kill any fleas at any of their life stages!
Regular Grooming - Get into a good grooming routine with your pets. This will; A. keep their floof looking fabulous and B. allows you to spot any signs of fleas super early.
Fleas, ticks and lice can be a nightmare, but with the right approach, you can take control and rid your pets and home of these bothersome pests. Remember that parasites can be persistent, so patience and regular treatment will be your best friends! By addressing both your pet and their environment, you can ensure a flea-free and comfortable living space for both your furry companion and your family.
As pet owners, we all know that fleas can be a pesky and persistent problem. These tiny parasites can infest our furry friends, causing discomfort and potential health issues if left unchecked. Fleas are most active during certain periods of the year, which we commonly refer to as the "peak flea season." Here, we dive into the crucial information you need to know about when fleas are most active, when they come out, and whether they prefer hot or cold weather conditions. Armed with this knowledge, you'll be better equipped to protect your beloved pets and your home from these bothersome critters.
Fleas can turn into a massive headache for us pet owners. Understanding the flea lifecycle is crucial to effectively fighting off infestations and keeping your pets and home flea-free. Here we’ll look into the four stages of the flea lifecycle; egg, larvae, pupae and adult — and explore how you can break this cycle to eliminate these bothersome critters. Let's uncover the secrets of the flea lifecycle and learn how to reclaim a comfortable environment for both you and your furry companions.