Fleas are a common problem here in the hot summers of Louisiana. There are a few ways to deter the population away from your home. But what happens when you start seeing them in your home and yard? One of the very first things you need to do when you notice a flea problem is to treat your pets. Fleas dips, topical flea treatments, or even a flea pill are all options to help with flea control (check with your vet for specific recommendations).

The next thing you would need to do is treat the lawn (Cyzmic CS is our recommendation – be sure to read the label for instructions and warnings! Let it dry for at least 2 hours before letting pets back on the lawn). If the fleas haven’t made it into the home yet and you don’t treat the yard as soon as possible, it’s only a matter of time before they come in.

Treat your home as well and make sure you target your pet’s frequent hangouts, whether it’s their bed or just a favorite spot on the living room floor (PT Alpine is a good option – no one can be in the house though once applied…read the label!). Be sure to vacuum your carpet and sofas frequently to help clean up any dead or still living fleas after treatments. Flea control is one of this things that you will most likely have to stay on top of every few months when it comes to “preventing” them. Hope this helps, and if you guys have any questions, let us know!