If you're facing a serious flea problem within your home, a fogger offer a great catch-all solution. Flea foggers act as wide-scale insecticides that release the pesticide in an enclosed space to trap the pest. It's important that people and pets not enter a home that has been fogged for at least 24 hours after the device has been used, as many foggers use toxic chemicals.
Another way to quickly rid your home of fleas is to manually remove them with tweezers or by hand. One of the downsides to manually removing fleas is that they tend to arrive in large groups, and due to their small size and quick movements, they can be difficult to catch.
Insect Growth Regulators
Aside from killing existing fleas and their eggs, it's also important to prevent them from coming back. Some pest control sprays on the market contain insect growth regulators that act as birth control for pests.
Insect growth regulators may not immediately kill off fleas, but it will stop larvae and maturing fleas from growing or reproducing, essentially ending their life cycles. To use these products, you will generally need to know where a flea population is thriving around your home.
Food-Grade Diatomaceous Earth
Diatomaceous earth is composed of diatoms which cut into the exoskeleton of fleas, causing dehydration and death. Always make sure to use food-grade versions, as regular diatomaceous earth could cause lung irritation in both humans and pets.
Getting Fleas to Flee
With a little bit of persistence, you should be able to keep your home and pets free of fleas. Keep in mind that fleas are great at traveling, so they may appear in areas of your home where you least expect them.
If you've tried other methods but you're still experiencing problems with fleas, you may need to talk to a professional exterminator for help.