Preparing Your Home for a Tick/Flea Treatment if you have an current issue.

If this a preventive treatment, no preparation is needed.

We can help you get rid of fleas by treating your home. The technician will treat pet-resting sites and outdoor areas with a residual insecticide and an insect growth regulator. In addition to the actual treatment, there are some essential things that you, yourself, should do to prepare for a successful flea treatment. Some of these things are to be done before the treatment, and some are done afterward.

  • Clear clutter from all carpeting and closets. Floors should be completely clear, all but furniture legs.

  • Make sure your floor, furnishings, and trim can be easily reached and treated.

  • Sweep and mop wood, tile, and vinyl floors. If possible, clean before and after the treatment. Vacuum carpeting, flooring, upholstered furniture, cushions, mattresses, floor cracks and crevices, drapes, closet floors, and pet resting areas.

  • Use a clean vacuum cleaner bag or canister to get the best suction. Empty the vacuum cleaner’s contents into a trash bag, seal it, and immediately dispose of it outside. If your vacuum has a bag, do not keep the bag in there for future use. Use it once and get rid of it! If your vacuum does not have a bag, be sure to wash the inside of the vacuum canister thoroughly. Try to do this outside if possible.

  • Wash all sheets, blankets, and other bedding. Make sure you use detergent and hot water.

  • Wash any clothing, small rugs, and other fabrics that are on or close to your floor. A flea can leap 800 times farther than its body length. It can jump 130 times its own height. With these types of capabilities, fleas could potentially reach clothes that you have hanging up in your closet.

  • Thoroughly wash all pet bedding. If you decide to throw it away, be sure to seal it in a plastic bag and immediately dispose of it outside.

  • Before your treatment, make sure you store or cover all food, and cover fishbowls, fish tanks, and reptile aquariums. In fact, it is best to remove any small animal from home, to keep them from inhaling the pesticide.

  • Take your pet to get a flea treatment by a vet or a professional groomer during the treatment.

  • Cut your grass, rake your leaves, and remove any toys and debris from your yard.

  • Keep your family and pets out of the home during the treatment. After the treatment, don’t return until the insecticide is dry. Drying usually takes 3 or 4 hours.