Today, there are plenty of methods to combat fleas. How to understand which of them are the most effective? Experience shows that these include:
- plants (for example, flea, or ombalo - flea mint),
- antiseptic agents
- household chemicals,
- temperature methods.
You can prepare a flea remedy yourself at home.
It is best to prepare a flea mixture in the house, which is enough for a one-time processing of the room, since this kind of solution contains plants or products, you can not allow the product to deteriorate during storage. Folk remedy for fleas in the apartment is easy to use and safe. As a rule, it belongs to one of two categories: eliminating parasites or repelling them.
Such grass is often called a Persian chamomile. This is a traditional remedy for fleas in the house. The smell of this plant is absolutely harmless to the residents of the apartment and their pets, but for fleas it is still an irritant.
As a rule, you can fight blood-sucking insects with a decoction of this kind of grass. Two dry inflorescences of the plant are useful for this. They are poured with boiling water, and the resulting mixture is left in a dark place until completely cooled. How to use a ready-made broth? With such a solution, it is necessary to lubricate the skirting boards and cracks formed in the floor. If you want to not only treat the room with the help of this mixture, but also to cure the dog from annoying parasites, bathe your pet in the broth - and you will achieve the desired result.
Tar soap against fleas is a good alternative to all kinds of decoctions. There are no special technologies for its use, just lather it with your pet, and after 10 minutes wash off the foam. Next, wait until the pet's coat has completely dried. Then you can start combing fleas.
Use a comb with small teeth - and you can remove not only the fleas, but also the eggs that they managed to lay on the hair of the mustachio-caudate. The same goes for room processing. Soap just needs to be diluted in water. The resulting liquid is an ideal tool for eliminating insects indoors. Wash the apartment with a solution and evaluate the result.
How to ensure complete removal of fleas from the premises using improvised means? Surely in your home stocks there will be boric acid. If not, purchasing it at the nearest pharmacy will not be difficult. This is a crystalline powder, which is a good antiseptic. It is not necessary to dilute it with water: such a powder, as a rule, is scattered under the mattress and on the carpet.
How exactly does boric acid work? Fleas do not die immediately after contact with it, however, if the powder accidentally enters their limbs, after some time, they will certainly be eliminated. As for your pets, you don’t have to worry about them: boric acid does not pose any danger for them. Even if your puppy swallows this powder a little, it will not affect his health in any way.
A good household substitute for harmful chemicals is ordinary salt. It can be used everywhere. In addition, do not worry about the fact that the powder enters the body of your pet. This is its main advantage: if the chemicals in the house are a certain risk, because it is not only about the health of pets, but also young children, it is worth giving preference to a safe tool, for example, salt. She should sprinkle carpets and paths in the house. How is salt harmful to fleas? The thing is that its crystals damage insect bodies, and from this they die.
How to get rid of fleas folk remedies? An ordinary assistant in the process of removing insects from your home will be ordinary baby soap. One bar must be grated and stirred with water. Then the resulting solution is heated over low heat. Another key component of this mixture is grated onion. The gruel you prepared is suitable not only for treating the main surfaces in your home, but also for treating pets (the mixture is applied to the pet’s fur during bathing). This solution will help you clean the room from bloodsucking pests.
How to get rid of fleas in the house, is it possible with folk remedies? Yes. In addition, the result is no worse than from the use of chemicals, and much less harm. The best option is a mixture of salt with soda. The powder must be evenly scattered on the surface in a house or apartment.
After some time, insects die, because when in contact with a soda product, the integrity of their skin is impaired. About 10 hours after carrying out this kind of procedure, you need to thoroughly walk with a vacuum cleaner in the room to collect the remains of insects. Repeat treatment if necessary to enhance the effect.
Among the effective methods of control, one can single out the simplest method - cooling. The fact is that fleas, like most insects, belong to heat-loving creatures.
Therefore, if you do not want to resort to the use of mixtures that are difficult to prepare, use the most banal, but surefire way - cold. This kind of fight is especially effective in winter.
To do this, it is enough to leave the windows in the apartment or private house open for several hours. Low temperatures can kill both adults and their eggs.
Aromatic folk remedies
A well-chosen “aroma” is a flea-effective recipe. There are a lot of smells (herbal or food) that can, if not eliminate, then at least scare away the blood-sucking insects from your home. These include:
- essential oils,
- pine sawdust,
- Brewer's yeast,
- a mixture of camphor and vinegar.
Aromatic substances are excellent help in the fight against fleas.
Such funds can be purchased at a fairly reasonable price both in a pharmacy and in a cosmetic store. Essential oils of clove, eucalyptus, anise and peppermint are considered particularly effective. You can apply an aromatic composition or stop your attention on a specific product (for example, flea mint).
How to use the tool? It should be applied to the exterior of the house. What this method is good for is absolute safety for human health. Such a procedure can be carried out for preventive purposes. Nevertheless, carefully use essential oils if there are people in the house who are prone to allergies, otherwise too harsh aroma can provoke a severe allergic reaction.
Helps as a flea repeller and for prevention. With pine sawdust you can lay flooring in a private house or apartment. Enhance the effect if you fill them with your pet's bedding. The smell of pine sawdust is unbearable for parasites, so a 100% result is ensured.
Herbal plants also repel fleas. You can use twigs of tansy or wormwood, as well as a mix of field herbs. Moreover, it is enough to spread the herbs on the floor in the house. If desired, bathe your pet in a decoction of wormwood (a handful of dry plants / a glass of boiling water).
If you are not afraid of the peculiar aromas in the house, and your only goal is to quickly get rid of pests, use a mixture of brewer's yeast and garlic. How to get rid of fleas in the house folk remedies? Which of them to give preference?
As for brewer's yeast and garlic - these components have repeatedly shown high efficiency in the process of exterminating insects in a private house. Carpets, furniture, flooring - all this can be treated with this mixture.
The pulp for a person, peels - from fleas. Citrus fruits are useful in the fight against bloodsucking insects. Spread citrus peels in various inaccessible places (crevices, corners, baseboards, etc.). Their aroma successfully drives pests away from an apartment or a private house. And the room will have a pleasant smell.
Two glasses of water will need only a few drops of ammonia. With this solution, it is necessary to process the floor coverings in the room.
If you want to cure your pet with the mixture, bathe it by adding a few drops of ammonia to the water. In this case, do not forget to wash the bedding in the same water with which the animal is constantly in contact.
Cleaning floors with kerosene is necessary only as a last resort. However, if he has arrived, it is worthwhile to look for something more effective than this liquid. And yet, be extremely careful in the process. Do not smoke or light something in the room while treating it with kerosene: it is fraught with fire.
After the procedure, a day must pass before wet cleaning is required. Nevertheless, prepare yourself for the fact that the persistent kerosene smell will become your companion in the house for a while.
A mixture of camphor and vinegar
Add to this a couple of drops of any flower cologne - and the result will certainly satisfy you. The resulting mixture can be sprayed into the room. It also helps to apply the solution to the pet’s coat while bathing. On blood-sucking pests, this remedy acts quite strongly.
Stage One - Preparation
Infection with fleas threatens not only cats and dogs. These parasites can live on domestic rabbits, rats, and guinea pigs. The treatment consists in treating the wool with insecticidal solutions. Do not worry, these drugs are not toxic to domestic residents. The destructive effect will apply exclusively to fleas.
Among the many modern insecticidal drugs, you can easily find an effective remedy. The range of products is constantly growing and becoming more effective. Among common solutions, the main ones usually become:
- drops from fleas
- anti-flea collars,
- liquid shampoos
- special sprays.
To figure out which remedy is right for your pet, you should dwell on them in more detail.
They are preferred to use because of their ease of use and relatively inexpensive cost. When used correctly, they have the highest effect, but have many side effects. After reading the instructions carefully, you will be able to observe all protective measures and safely solve the problem.
Among the common names are:
Anti Flea Collars
They have no less efficiency than drop solutions. But the pet wears them constantly, which means it is guaranteed to be protected from the emergence of new individuals.
Some effective brands:
If your pet does not often walk outside, shampoo is a great solution. All insects are exterminated for a single bath. The tool has a prolonged effect, which means that the action lasts from up to several months. Be sure to keep a similar tool.
Highly effective modern shampoos:
Household tool. Unfortunately now you can meet a lot of his fakes. Currently widely known as Master 250.
For a small room, 2-3 bottles are consumed. The price of the product is within 800 rubles per bottle.
This is a professional tool. It is based on Chlorpyrifos, which is especially toxic to fleas. It has a rather pungent smell, but is active in the fight against both fleas and all other insects. It is sold in a highly concentrated form and requires dilution in accordance with the instructions.
When using it, protective equipment is necessary. Sinuzan does not enter free access for purchase and has a high price. It is with him that the sanitary services work.
Powder Disposal - Long Lasting, But Easy!
Aerosols get rid of fleas faster, but it is easier to use powders. Although longer. It is only necessary to fill the required dose of powder in the places of dislocation of insects and their eggs (corners, baseboards, dusty places).
These funds destroy insects not only with direct contact, but also with the slightest contact with their body. It should focus on the most popular powders:
- Pyrethrum is a natural remedy. With a harmless composition, it is very destructive,
- Clean House - disastrously affects all crawling insect parasites. Due to its high toxicity, it is recommended that you carefully study the instructions before use,
- Phenaxin is also remarkable for the fact that it also relieves flies.
In terms of popularity, powders and dusts are still inferior to aerosols.
Freezing and warming - a proven tool
The vulnerability of any insects lies in their high susceptibility to temperature. They exist only in a certain mode, so for destruction they often use the following:
- Freezing. At temperatures below 20 degrees, all doors and windows are opened and insects are waiting for death.
- Heating over 50 degrees. A safer process for communication in the house, but difficult to implement in everyday life.
To warm the room in this case, call the brigade with special heat guns. They will guarantee a quality result.
The help of professionals is a reliable and sure way
The competent services will take an interest in the details before departure and will accurately determine the degree of infection and the required means of control.
It will be necessary to prepare the apartment in advance, especially since it is not difficult:
- isolate people and animals,
- free walls of furniture
- remove bedding and clothes,
After the processing is completed, specialists will tell you how to proceed. This is a costly method, but the most effective. In addition, it requires minimal effort from the homeowner.
The final stage
So, the apartment is completely cleared of fleas. Now it's time to start preventative measures. The following recommendations will be useful for this:
- Thorough wet cleaning at least once a week
- Pet walking exclusively in anti-flea collars
- Ventilation and door frame are coated with insecticidal crayons.
These simple recommendations will help you to forget about fleas and sleep animals and their owners.
Types of fleas living in the house
Most often, bugs, cockroaches and fleas fall into the home. The latter species causes a lot of inconvenience to both humans and pets.
Fleas belong to the type of blood-sucking parasites that multiply very quickly and, due to their ability to jump far, instantly spread throughout the entire area of the house. Fleas usually appear in dwellings located on the ground, and in apartments on the ground floor of multi-story buildings.
In a human dwelling, several types of fleas can exist:
Parasites, having chosen the owner, feed on his blood and lay eggs in the hair or hair.
But most often insects settle in carpets, blankets, upholstered furniture. This species is called sexual and it is most difficult to get rid of it. The length of the parasite does not exceed 2 mm and it is difficult to see.
Linen or bed fleas, which are often confused with lice, can take root in the house.
How fleas get into living quarters
- The carriers of insects are pets: dogs, cats and others.
- Fleas can get into the apartment from the entrance, clinging to outerwear or shoes.
- The most common insect spreaders are rats and other rodents living in basements and attics of private and high-rise buildings.
It is quite difficult to get rid of parasites that have got into the house. They live everywhere: on the floor, in beds, soft toys. The items listed should be subject to more thorough processing. The maximum habitat for fleas is 1.5 meters above the floor. This indicator must be taken into account when cleaning the room.
Before using flea control products, tissue and fleecy surfaces should be vacuumed to collect parasite eggs. The vacuum cleaner must be thoroughly treated after cleaning.
How to get rid of fleas in a house or apartment
There are several stages of independent cleaning of the room from parasites:
- pet processing
- cleaning of the apartment,
- surface treatment with insecticide,
- reuse of chemicals.
Each step of the procedure should be examined in more detail in order to better understand how to get rid of fleas in a private house on their own without calling specialists.
Fleas get into dogs and cats during street walks. The use of special drops, collars and shampoos for animals, is an excellent way to protect the home from the invasion of parasites.
When buying drugs for pets, you should carefully read the instructions, since the funds are usually designed for a certain type of animal, as well as age and weight.
Particular attention during processing is given to the ears, withers and tail.
During the disinfestation of a house or apartment (and the following days), it is better to wear a special collar on the animal that protects it from parasite attacks.
In all rooms of the house or apartment it is necessary to carry out wet cleaning: remove dust and mop the floor. Food should be stored in a refrigerator or in sealed containers (bags).If the house has an aquarium with fish, then it should be closed and the compressor turned off.
What activities should be carried out during cleaning?
- Wash everything that can be treated with water and detergents (clothes, slippers, soft toys, curtains, curtains, furniture covers, blankets, pillows).
- Knock out mattresses, feather pillows, quilts, rugs, sofa pillows. It is advisable to warm all of the above in the sun.
- Furniture and flooring should be cleaned with a powerful vacuum cleaner. The technique after the procedure needs to be cleaned.
- Apply a disinfectant to the rag and wipe all accessible surfaces (including the baseboard).
- After all the procedures, the room must be ventilated.
We must not forget about safety measures when working with disinfectants. A person cleaning an apartment or house must use a gauze bandage and rubber gloves.
Chemical processing of the room
The use of insecticides is the most important stage in the fight against fleas. The tool should be selected very carefully, after consulting with a specialist.
The following insecticides are considered the most effective:
- Spray "Raptor", the composition of which is completely harmless to humans. Ease of use due to unobtrusive odor. When spraying an insecticide, special attention should be paid to cracks in the floor, baseboards and crevices formed at the junction of the baseboard and the wall.
- Gett formulations and their German counterparts, Master 250 and Empire 20, have no flavor. The product is harmless to humans and does not spoil the glossy surface of furniture.
- Chlorpimirac is a means of combating the Colorado potato beetles in the garden. But the insecticide is very effective in the destruction of domestic fleas. Chlorpimirac is applied to all surfaces using a spray or rag. After 2-3 hours, the product must be washed off furniture, especially varnished, so that there are no white stains.
- An excellent tool that instantly destroys fleas is Sinuzan. But when using it, special care must be taken. “Sinuzan” cannot be worked without a respirator and gloves, as it has a very pungent unpleasant odor. The drug is very difficult to buy. For help, you can contact the employees of the sanitary-epidemiological stations.
- The professional insecticide Biorin destroys not only fleas. From it, the bulk of the parasites inhabiting the house or apartment die. The product is dangerous to use and difficult to buy.
After using any of these funds, the room must be left for several hours. You can read more about safety measures in the instructions attached to each drug. Returning home, homeowners should very well ventilate the room, wipe the furniture from white plaque with a dry rag. Only after that you can open the aquarium, get food and more.
Wet cleaning, after processing can not be done for several days.
Why re-processing the premises
Re-treatment is carried out 7-10 days after the first cleaning. Effective tools will help to destroy parasites the first time. A new generation of insects, which appeared in a few days, will also die from a layer of insecticide that is not washed away from the surfaces of walls and furniture.
But young fleas have time to lay eggs, which in 2-4 weeks will make themselves felt. To prevent this from happening, a second treatment is carried out in a week.
Should I call specialists
Calling specialists to destroy domestic parasites is the most reasonable solution. Masters use new high-quality imported and domestic products in the process of work, which, as a rule, are completely safe for people and animals, but instantly affect fleas and other parasitic insects.
The advantage of using such products is that it does not require flushing from surfaces and can be sprayed in the presence of humans. The drugs that specialists work with are almost impossible to buy, they are odorless and do not cause allergic reactions.
The main advantage of calling specialists is the lack of need for reprocessing of the premises, because the possibility of the appearance of new individuals is excluded.
Is it possible to protect your home from the appearance of fleas
Prevention is always the best way to combat parasites. What should be done to prevent fleas from entering the house?
- It is necessary to timely close the cracks in the door and window openings, as well as to fill the cracks in the floor, baseboards, walls, furniture
- Avoid getting into the house of strangers pets. And if this happens, you must instantly process your own pet.
- Helps to avoid parasitic invasion by observing simple hygiene and cleanliness rules. Once every six months, wet cleaning should be carried out using a wormwood solution. This herb has long been considered the best cure for parasites.
- The basement of a multi-storey building, often inhabited by rats and mice, should be treated with chemical agents. To do this, call a team of disinfection specialists.
Folk flea control
The best option for combating parasites living in the house is the use of alternative recipes, consisting usually of safe products. Most popular insect repellent ingredients:
- herbal mixtures: wormwood, thistle, burdock, bird cherry, etc.
- brewer's yeast
- pine sawdust or shavings,
- baking soda,
- common salt
You may notice that all of these components have a strong, stable odor. He then is the main active substance of folk recipes.
The grass must be brewed with boiling water, insist, filter. After 12 hours, the composition should wipe all surfaces in the house. Many homeowners spray the product with a spray gun, paying particular attention to textile and fleecy products.
Such treatment, carried out every 4-6 months, will not allow parasites to even appear in the house.
In a private house, dry sagebrush can be scattered in bunches in the underground, basement and attic. The grass is effective not only in getting rid of insects, but also from rodents.
AT camomile contains a substance - pyrethrin, which kills fleas. As a disinfectant, leaves and stems are used. But chamomile is only fresh. She is scattered around the perimeter of the room, changing grass once every 2-3 weeks.
Salt and baking soda , mixed in certain proportions, are considered an effective tool used in the fight against fleas. The resulting powder is sprinkled with flooring, furniture, soft toys. Then the powder needs to be rubbed a little into the surface of the fleecy objects. After 10-12 hours, items must be vacuumed or washed. Repeated processing is possible.
Garlic and brewer's yeast - famous folk remedies to combat almost all known parasites. The advantage of the recipe is its safety, both for people and for pets. Brewer's yeast is mixed with garlic. The mixture processes all surfaces. After 10-12 hours, the composition is removed using a vacuum cleaner and a damp cloth. The minus of the recipe is a strong smell, which residents of the apartment may not like.
Peppermint relieves fleas of the house and fills it with a fresh, pleasant aroma. A plant, laid in a bunch or chopped with a knife, is laid out on the floor. Particular attention should be paid to the space under the furniture. Plant change is done 1 time in 2-3 days.
Just as mint acts citrus . It is enough to spread the crust of grapefruit, lemon, orange, mandarin on the floor and you can forget about the existence of the block. At the same time, citrus fruits are often stacked:
- in the exhaust openings
- in the crevices
- in drawers for linen,
- under the mattresses.
With the help of mint and citrus, people have long fought not only with fleas, but also moths.
But folk recipes need to be applied constantly. One or two treatments only temporarily free the house from insects. The use of plants, soda, salt is best alternated with the spraying of dichlorvos and the use of other chemicals.
Maintaining cleanliness in the house, observing the rules of hygiene, timely processing of pets is the best prevention from fleas, the appearance of which can spoil the mood of all residents of the house.