Whether or not you are aware of fleas in your home, regularly vacuum and launder areas where your pet rests. If you have a major flea problem, wash and/or treat your pet and follow the steps below.

  • Locate heavily infested areas (usually areas where the pet rests) and concentrate cleaning there.
  • Wash pet with shampoo (doesn’t have to be medicated).
  • Wash throw rugs and pet bedding.
  • Vacuum upholstered furniture, cleaning under cushions and in crevices.
  • Vacuum carpets.
  • Apply a light dusting of boric acid powder to carpets and brush it into the pile to break the flea life cycle (vacuum up any excess/visible powder).
  • Over the next 2 weeks, vacuum regularly to remove adult fleas that emerge from pupae.
  • Vacuuming is the most efficient way to deal with fleas since it can removes all stages of the flea life cycle.