When you start to fire up your furnace, your home becomes the most comfortable place to stay during the winter season. However, it’s not just you who finds relief in this warm and cozy place. It also attracts fleas.
Fleas can be distributed by your pets typically cats and dogs. They thrive in warm places and your home is a perfect spot. They grow fast especially when the temperature reaches 70 to 85 degrees. If you have pets in your home, here are some tips to keep fleas out of your wintertime comfort.
Clean your pets. Why bother solving flea problems when you can prevent the creation of it. Wash your pets regularly using anti-flea products available in the market and have them treated with anti-flea medications. This is an easy and effective way to prevent them from bringing pests into your home.
Regularly clean your carpets. Fleas tend to hide most on carpets and other soft textiles such as rugs and other furniture. Since you spend more cuddling time with your pets on the couch, or they keep on rolling in the carpet, you need to wash the fabrics regularly with detergent. Vacuum cleaning can also help keep fleas out. Removing the carpet is also a good step to deal with these fleas.
Don’t let pets roll in the bed. Unless you want to sleep in a bed filled with small crawling creatures, don’t bring your pets in your bedroom. If you roll with your pets in bed, you might end up waking in the morning covered with itchy bites.
Turn down the thermostat. Fleas love the warm temperature more than you do. They multiply faster at high temperature. If you adjust the temperature below 70 degrees, you’ll reduce the risk of insect-related problems.
Invest in a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats help save energy and can even prevent fleas from multiplying fast. You can set the temperature inside your home based on your preference but when you’re not around, it automatically lowers the temperature to so fleas can’t reproduce fast.
As long as you have pets, you are at risk of flea problems. Instead of taking your furry friends out of the house, these easy steps can get you through winter safe and sound. For more winter tips, consult the experts at Kirk Air Conditioning & Heating.