How to get rid of fleas?

Wash, Kill & Inspect

Fleas may be tiny, but they are a huge pain! It’s impossible to completely get rid of fleas, but there are several ways you can attack, control and prevent them. A multifaceted approach with a combination of cleaning and the right products will go a long way to keep fleas at bay. If you notice fleas, first wash pet bedding to remove existing fleas, eggs, and larvae. Then, apply products that kill not only fleas, but also eggs and larvae. Finally, continue to inspect your pets and their bedding regularly, especially during flea season (spring to fall).

Wash Your Worries Away

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5 Tips for Fending off Fleas
  1. Shampoo your pet regularly with a flea shampoo and use a flea comb to reduce the number of adult fleas.
  2. Wash your pet’s bedding in hot water on a regular basis.
  3. Establish a single sleeping area for your pet.
  4. If you find fleas, vacuum to remove many of the immature and un-hatched fleas. Securely seal and discard the bag outside your home. For heavy infestations, steam clean the carpets.
  5. If your pet still has fleas, do a follow-up treatment two weeks after the first treatment because fleas in cocoons may survive the first round of treatment.
(Almost) No Flea Left Behind
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Once you identify your flea problem, treat both your pets and your home. Make sure to check infested areas for up to three weeks post-treatment. Fleas in cocoons that survive a first round of treatment may hatch and spread.

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Where do fleas come from anyway?

Pets bring in fleas from the yard or dog parks, or from close contact with infested pets. Indoors, fleas are most likely found on the pet itself, its bed, its favorite piece of furniture, or the carpet. The adult flea lays its eggs on the pet. Then, the eggs roll off the pet and onto the bed or the floor. Larvae develop, and may jump on you or your pet for a tasty meal.

Did you know?

The female flea is capable of consuming 15 times her body weight in blood every day. That’s one hungry mama!

Family Problems

It’s not enough to kill fleas; you must also destroy their eggs to prevent them from hatching and spreading. You can tackle your flea problem with the right products and a bit of cleaning. Use Raid® Flea Killer Plus Carpet & Room Spray to kill fleas on contact and hatching eggs for up to four months in carpets and upholstery. And vacuum to remove immature and un-hatched fleas. Remember to securely seal and discard the bag outside your home.

Expert Tip

Raid® Flea Killer kills fleas (and ticks) in your home and on your dog.

The Raid® Flea Killer Plus Carpet & Room Spray kills adult fleas on contact and kills hatching eggs for up to four months on carpet and upholstery. It’s great for pet bedding and rugs when used as directed.

For heavy infestations, Raid® Flea Killer Plus Fogger treats an entire room with a water-based fog that kills fleas and hatching eggs for up to four months. Be sure to read the label instructions.

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The Raid® Defense System uses a combination of products and tips that work together to better battle bugs in your home. Each System is customized, so you can ATTACK, CONTROL, and PREVENT bugs with ease.

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