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How to Treat Fleas at Home for Cats

How to Treat Fleas at Home

Fleas are small, but they can wreak havoc on your feline friend. Fleas are annoying, jumpy, and multiply fast, meaning if you don't act promptly, you will soon be facing an infestation. Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to banish these pests from your home. Here are handy tips from us at Friendly Animal Hospital serving Huntington Beach, CA, on eradicating fleas. A veterinarian on our team can provide cat flea treatment.

Vacuum Clean Your Home

Fleas like hiding in your carpet, sofa, bedding, and mattresses. Use a powerful vacuum cleaner to eliminate fleas and eggs from these materials and between cracks and other hiding places.

You can also consider a steam cleaner for carpets and upholstery. The steam plus the detergents may be enough to eradicate all stages of fleas. Pay attention to the areas your cat likes resting.

Wash All the Bedding

Wash your bedding and that of your pet using hot, soapy water. Dry the bedding using the highest heat setting. If the cat's bedding is heavily infested, get rid of it.

Get Rid of Fleas from Your Yard

The best way to eradicate fleas from your yard is to think of the places they like hiding. Fleas like shaded, warm, and humid areas. They are unlikely to settle in areas where there is sun exposure. Also, be keen to know the places your cat likes to lie.

Once you narrow down to the target areas, it's time to act. Trim your grass and remove any debris that may be an ideal place for fleas to hide. Spread cedar chips as they are known to repel fleas. Avoid overwatering, as fleas thrive in a humid environment. Lastly, get rid of rats, squirrels, and opossums if you can as they carry fleas.

Flea Medication

Getting rid of fleas requires a combination of tactics. Alongside home remedies, consider flea medication. Topical medication, collars, pet-safe spray, and oral medication are effective in flea eradication. However, before trying medication, please consult a veterinarian on our team.

Cat Flea Treatment Near Me

Facing a flea infestation in Huntington Beach, CA? If your home remedies aren't bearing any fruit, it may be time to see a veterinarian on our team. Schedule an appointment with us at Friendly Animal Hospital for flea treatment and prevention. Call us at (714) 845-5722. A veterinarian on our team can provide cat flea treatment.

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