Getting Fleas Under Control

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How can I get fleas under control in the house?

Getting Fleas Under Control

Flea control means more than giving a pet his monthly dose of Frontline Plus For Dogs. Flea control for dogs also involves a good, thorough housecleaning. Think about the areas where the dog normally spends a lot of time in the home; these are the best place to start.

Flea control products such as powders or sprays can help with the process, but a thorough vacuuming of the house will really help get matters under control. Wash dog bedding and towels as well to get rid of as many fleas as possible. Don't forget to clean out other areas, such as the car.

Once you've vacuumed and cleaned everything, be sure to empty the vacuum out and take the garbage outside. After the entire house has had a flea control treatment, keeping on top of things should be fairly easy. Continue to treat the dog with his or her regular Frontline flea control dose or another product and make sure to keep up on vacuuming as well as washing the dog's bedding. Use an inexpensive "flea comb" to check for fleas periodically. These can be purchased in any pet store.



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