One of the most common questions asked by a flea infestation victim is, “Will fleas go away on their own?” The simple answer is no. Fleas are extremely resilient, having evolved over millions of years to become one of nature’s toughest pests. They will remain in their habitat until action is taken, and will multiply rapidly. Therefore, the sooner you start flea control treatment, the better.
The first step in flea treatment is cleaning around your pets and your home. Vacuuming is a great way to remove fleas from carpets, furniture, and mattresses. Be sure to thoroughly vacuum all surfaces, including corners and hard-to-reach areas. Then, empty the vacuum bag and filter. You can also apply an all-natural flea treatment every third day for nine days. Once these steps have been taken, fleas should start to disappear.
One of the best flea treatments is one that treats all areas of the house, including pets and bare skin. The first pass is typically applied early in the spring when the fleas are least active. It’s important to treat the house, as well as pets and the yard, for best results.
Fleas thrive in warm, humid environments with at least fifty percent relative humidity. This makes the cool winter season the best time to treat fleas because indoor temperature decreases. As a result, the fleas will jump onto warm objects.