Sometimes our dear dog brings home some pets of his own. Dogs often get infested with fleas through contact with other animals or through contact with fleas in the environment. Following a multi-step process should help you to control fleas on your dog and to end your misery.
Remove fleas from the indoor environment. Adult fleas can be easily found on the body of the dog. But flea eggs, larvae and pupae are found in the environment in abundance like in your beddings, carpets, rugs and in the grass.
The presence of a single flea on your pet is a signal of dozens hiding in your living room. So make sure that you treat your environment at the same time that you treat the fleas on your dog.
Constant and thorough vacuuming helps clean the indoor environment of any fleas. Always remember to dispose off the vacuum bag, sealed in a plastic cover. This helps stop the fleas from escaping.
Also use a product that contains both Adulticides as well as insect growth regulator to stop further growth of fleas inside your house.
Pyriproxyfen and methoprene are two examples of this. They can be in the form of foggers, carpet powders or aerosol sprays. Use the product not only in rooms but also on the beddings of your pet plus the areas he has complete access to.
Remove fleas from the outdoor environment. This involves cleaning the yard and the kennel, the patio, the porches etc. In short, treat all the areas he goes about to. Rake away any organic debris. This helps to disturb any flea habitat. While using a spray make sure that it is environment-friendly.
Remove the fleas from the body of the dog. There are typically eight treatments that should to treat the fleas on your dog:
Finally, keep the immature forms of fleas from developing. Prevention is definitely better than cure. So make sure you use repellants like pyrethrins to keep fleas away and prevent a flea problem from developing.