Why Your Clutter Is Keeping Fleas In Your Home
Fleas can be a real problem. While many homeowners who find themselves with a flea problem tend to have pets in the house, many more don’t. There are a number of things you can do to combat fleas, but cluttered homes tend to have far more problems keeping the fleas out than those with less clutter. Wondering why? Read on.
More Clutter = More Fleas
As our living spaces continue to shrink, the amount of clutter almost everyone has is going up at a rapid pace. It’s a real problem from a pest control standpoint, and particularly so with fleas. All pests need great places to hide out while they’re in your home. The more clutter you have around, the more places those little fleas have to hide, escaping every possible DIY treatment you’re going to bring to the table. It also gives them a protected place to lay their eggs, which means that you’re helping to protect the next generation thanks to your stuff, too.
If you do have a flea problem, start by clearing the clutter. Don’t just put it in storage, either. You’re actually going to have to sort through it and get rid of it. Then you’ll want to call in the professionals. Remember that if you do have a pet, you must have your pet treated at the same time you’re having your home treated. Talk to your vet about what is best. Your pest control professional will treat your home, but you’ll have to regularly treat your pet (and any new pets you bring home), while continuing to clear the clutter and cleaning on a regular basis.
Fleas can be a real problem for many, but with the right professional help (and some cleaning), you can keep the fleas out of your home.