Fleas may seem like a harmless affliction to a pet owner but they can be very irritating for a dog or a cat and they may even make the pet ill if they are attacking it in large enough numbers. This is bound to happen if you let the flea population get out of control. The fleas are also known to bite humans so you or your children may get flea bites unless you take prompt action as soon as you notice that your dog or cat has fleas. You can tell that a pet has fleas if it is constantly scratching or itching itself and if it seems irritated and jumpy. A pet’s demeanor may change when it is being attacked by fleas as it may be in tremendous discomfort.
The best way to get rid of fleas on dogs as well as cats is with a flea bomb. The procedure is relatively simple as there are just two applications of the product. Most flea bomb products come in packs of two and some of the more popular brands are Frontline Plus and Mortein. You buy the flea bomb and apply one to the dog or cat that has fleas and then leave the dog or cat in the house and vacate it. If you have a garage or an outhouse where you can do the treatment on your pet then you will not have to remove your family from the house for a few hours. When you return home you will need to thoroughly clean and vacuum the house as the dog will have shed a lot of hair or fur. This hair and fur may be full of ticks and fleas so it is vital that it is removed as soon as is possible.
Flea bombs will kill all fleas except those that are still in the larval stage. So, at this point your dog or cat may still have flea larvae on it. These will mature in about twenty days and start attacking the pet. At this point you need to repeat the process and treat the dog or the cat with another flea bomb. This will kill the remaining fleas that have gestated in the twenty one day period and have now developed into full grown insects. Follow this process correctly and you will break the life cycle of the little insects and you will rid your dog or cat of fleas, once and for all.