If you have a flea infestation in your home, it’s important to treat all of your furniture – not just the places where your pets spend the most time. These pests can quickly spread throughout your home and infest every piece of furniture, carpeting, and fabric unless you take action.
How to Treat Furniture for Fleas?
Here’s a step-by-step guide to treating your furniture for fleas.
1. Start by vacuuming all of your upholstered furniture, including sofas, chairs, and ottomans. Pay close attention to creases and folds where fleas like to hide. Don’t forget to vacuum underneath cushions as well! Vacuuming will help remove many of the fleas and their eggs from your furniture. Be sure to dispose of the vacuum bag immediately after finishing so that the fleas don’t escape back into your home.
2. Once you’ve vacuumed all of your upholstered furniture, it’s time to treat it with an insecticide designed specifically for fleas. There are many different products on the market, so be sure to do some research to find one that will be effective against fleas but safe for use around humans and pets. Be sure to follow the instructions on the product label carefully.
3. After treating your furniture with an insecticide, vacuum once again to pick up any remaining fleas or eggs. Continue vacuuming regularly – at least once a week – to help prevent another infestation.
4. In addition to vacuuming and treating your furniture with an insecticide, you also need to launder all of your bedding, towels, blankets, and other fabric items in hot water (at least 130 degrees Fahrenheit). This will kill any fleas or eggs that may be hiding in these items. Be sure to wash these items separately from other laundry so that the fleas don’t spread to other clothes.
Flea infestations can be a huge nuisance – not to mention potentially dangerous for both humans and pets if left untreated. If you think you may have a problem with fleas in your home, it’s important to take action right away by treating all of your furniture as well as any fabric items such as bedding, towels, and blankets. Vacuuming regularly is also key to preventing future infestations. By following these steps, you can rid your home of these pesky pests once and for all!