Getting rid of fleas can be troublesome and time consuming when they seem to have taken over your pets, your yard and your home. When this happens one of the best things you can do to take care of all of it quickly is enlist the help of an exterminator.
An exterminator can come into your home and assess how great your flea problem is. Once they do that, they can begin to treat inside your home and out in the yard as well. Generally this will only take one visit from the exterminator, but it will depend on the extent of your problem.
Treating Your Pets At The Same Time
It is important also that you treat your pets as well; otherwise, you will be paying for the exterminator to come back over and over again. Your pets are most of what contributes to having fleas that move into your home from the outside.
How To Choose The Right Exterminators
Check for local exterminators and get several estimates before choosing one. Make sure you are getting the best deal available at a price you can afford. Paying top dollar does not always mean the best results. See what kind of guarantee the exterminator offers if the fleas do come back. Also, find out what type of chemicals your exterminator uses and make sure they are safe for your family and for your pets. You might have to leave the house until the fumes settle down, but ask questions and make sure you know that up front so that you can make plans.
Check to make sure your exterminator is using some type of growth inhibitor in their treatment plan. This will keep any flea eggs from hatching and infesting your home all over again. Using a growth inhibitor will give you peace of mind that whatever the fleas left behind will not eventually lead to more fleas later on down the road.
It is probably a good idea if you have a pet that goes in and out a lot to set up a contract with an exterminator so that they come and treat your home at least once a year to prevent new fleas from working their way back into your life.
To find an exterminator that is knowledgeable about flea infestation talk to those around you who have pets and even ask your vet, as they may know someone who is experienced and can meet all of the needs you seek in an exterminator.
It is not easy to get rid of fleas yourself since you have to treat your pet, your yard and your home all at the same time or it turns into one endless cycle. Hiring an exterminator to do the job for you will be much quicker and you will probably get better results.
So, begin treating your pet for fleas, call around for a good, experienced exterminator, set up a yearly contract to have the exterminator come back and you will be well on your way to keeping your pet, your home and your yard flea free.