One of the most common questions you may ask yourself is: “Do I have fleas?” This is a common question, but there are some simple steps you can take to help prevent flea infestations in your home. Keeping your home clean is key, as are avoiding moist areas where fleas can breed. You should also wash your pets regularly.
Fleas leave red, itchy bites, which are a telltale sign of their presence. If you notice red, itchy bumps on your legs and arms, you may have fleas. Fleas can also be found in animals, such as rats and squirrels.
If your pet has fleas, your best bet is to apply a topical treatment or use a flea collar. A flea treatment should be administered at least twice a year to prevent further infestations. Another way to get rid of fleas is to use fine-grain table salt. This can be sprinkled on your carpets, mattresses, and furniture.
Fleas usually come into your home on your pet, but they can also enter through other ways. The most common means is through a pet that has come into your home, but you should also keep an eye out for stray animals and overgrown shrubs. Fleas can also enter your home through wildlife, so make sure you remove any leftovers from your pets’ food.