Fleas are the bane of any pet owner's existence. If your cat has fleas, it will be scratching and biting itself for hours on end in an attempt to get rid of them. You'll know whether or not your cat has fleas because they're easy to spot -- just take a look at its fur! Flea bites can also cause skin irritation and even infections if you don't treat them soon enough. In this article, we will discuss how to identify if your cat has fleas, how to tell how bad the infestation is, how to remove the fleas from your home, how to apply treatments directly onto your cats' skin without getting bitten or scratched by it (which is easier said than done),
1. Vacuum your home to remove flea eggs and larvae
If you have a cat in your home, there's a chance that fleas are living on it and biting it. If this is the case, then you should vacuum your home thoroughly once every week to remove eggs and larvae from carpets and furniture. Vacuuming can also help eliminate other allergens such as pollen or dust mites while also removing pet hair.
Try vacuuming around every inch of your home and immediately throwing away the bag to avoid spreading flea eggs and larvae. If you have a pet bed or carpeted flooring with loose fibers (like Berber), then these should also be vacuumed thoroughly before washing them with a strong detergent and drying on high heat for at least 30 minutes. You can also use an air purifier if needed!
2. Spray flea spray on carpets, furniture, and pet bedding
- Spray flea spray on carpets, furniture, and pet bedding
- Vacuum thoroughly afterward to remove any dead fleas or eggs
- Store any items that you are not using in sealed plastic bags or bins with mothballs for about two weeks
- Repeat every week for two weeks and then once a month
- Be sure to use an appropriate product that is safe for your pets - make sure it doesn't contain Pyrethrin if you have cats in the home or dogs with sensitive skin
- Wash all pet bedding in hot water after applying the spray - this will kill any remaining fleas as well as their eggs
- If you have a lot of carpeting in your home, consider using a steam cleaner instead of just vacuuming - this may help get rid of persistent pests like ticks and mites that can be hard to eliminate without professional assistance
- Clean off any dirty dishes immediately after use to prevent food particles from attracting more bugs
- Keep pets out of areas where you have sprayed insecticide - this includes their litter box as well as outdoor areas like porches and patios
3. Apply a flea collar to your cat
Do you hate having to use chemicals on your cat? we feel the same way. For some time, we've been using natural flea collars for our cats and they work great!
We've all tried the over-the-counter sprays, shampoos, powders, and collars that claim to kill fleas on our pets, but we're still scratching because the infestation continues.
Dewel Pro flea collar is a cat's best friend when it comes to flea protection. This natural pet product contains essential oils extract which has been used for centuries by people and animals alike against insects including ticks, lice, and mosquitoes (yuck!). It also works great against other biting insects such as flies or gnats! Our formula does not contain chemicals that can be harmful if ingested by your cat or dog.
The best part? Dewel pro cat flea collar is designed to last up to 8 months! So no more worrying about applying a topical treatment every month or spending money on expensive monthly treatments. With this one-time purchase, you'll be able to enjoy peace of mind knowing your furry friend will be free of pests almost all year round!
4. Use a natural product like diatomaceous earth around the house to get rid of fleas naturally by dehydrating them
Did you know that one of the most common household pet products can also be used to save your cats from fleas and ticks? Diatomaceous earth is a natural product made up of tiny fossilized algae called diatoms. These grains are sharp in texture, so they work as a physical barrier against insects like fleas and ticks. They're safe for humans, plants, and pets. You can use them around the home or on your cat's fur to ward off pests naturally!
This blog post has given you four simple ways to get rid of those pesky fleas on your cat. We recommend that you try them all out and see what works best for your furry friend! What methods have worked well for getting the little blood-sucking bugs off Milo? Let us know in the comments below!
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