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So, you’ve found fleas on your pet. Bad news: this means that they’re also highly likely to be in your home too.
Itch Flea Home Spray as a one-off will kill adult fleas that are in your home.
It will also prevent any new fleas from hatching for up to 12 months.
Don’t forget, once you’ve finished annihilating the adult fleas in your home, you need to stay up-to-date up with your monthly Itch Flea treatment for your cat or dog to keep your home and your pet flea-free forever.
Getting rid of fleas can be really tough.
Sometimes in severe infestations, we need to reach for the big guns, aka Itch Flea Home Spray (link to home spray product page).
Why is that? Well, did you know, only 5% of your infestation adult fleas will live on your pet?
The other 95% of the flea life cycle is in your pet’s environment, i.e. your home.
This includes the eggs, the larvae, the pupae and the newly hatched fleas.
They could be in your carpets, or your curtains, or your sofa, or your bed - anywhere which is warm, dark and cosy.
Household flea sprays work by killing adult fleas when and where you spray directly - rather than waiting for each flea to come into contact with your treated pet - so they work much quicker.
Once you’ve sprayed your house, the flea spray will continue to kill adult fleas for up to 8 weeks, and it also works on dust mites, too - bonus!
To get rid of fleas effectively and safely, follow these top flea killing tips:
Make sure that all doors and windows are closed
There shouldn't be any small children or pets around when you treat the room. And we're not just talking dogs and cats - this also applies to rodents, reptiles, and other household pets, and making sure aquariums are as secure as possible.
Wash all your pet's rugs and bedding on a hot cycle (60 degrees will be enough to kill fleas).
Make sure you test Itch Flea Home Spray on a hidden bit of fabric before spraying upholstered furniture.
Give the flea spray can a good shake, remove the lid and hold the container upside down, pointing directly at the surface to be treated, at a distance of about 50 cm.
Spray directly on carpets, flooring and skirting boards and underneath any rugs or blankets, paying particular attention to any cracks and crevices (those fleas get EVERYWHERE).
Avoid wetting furniture and carpeting and don't over-apply to polished wood surfaces.
A five-second burst will treat approximately one square metre.
Once you've sprayed, leave the room, and give it half an hour before ventilating the area by opening the windows and doors for at least an hour. This ensures the spray has settled and has got to work on killing those pesky fleas.
Vacuum all floors and upholstered furniture for 7 consecutive days after spraying. The vibrations from the vacuum will make sure any unhatched pupae will hatch out and be killed by the Itch Flea Home Spray you have used. Always empty the contents of the vacuum outside.
The use of a household flea spray should be reserved for cases of severe flea infestations.
Once you’ve sprayed with a household flea spray, you shouldn’t need to repeat this for up to 12 months. One can of household Itch Flea Home Spray should be enough for a home with up to 3 bedrooms. Homes with 4+ bedrooms, 2 cans is recommended to effectively get rid of the fleas hiding in your home.
But just remember to regularly apply your monthly spot-on Flea Treatment to prevent future infestations. If you’re not currently subscribed to Itch, click here to find out more and get your first month of Itch Flea treatment free!
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 in getting rid of a flea infestation. Click here to find out how to speak with our team.
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