Are you wondering how to get rid of fleas on dogs? You’ve definitely come to the right place. I’m just going to get straight to the point. There are many methods to removing fleas from your dog. The method I am going to discuss here is a COMPLETE method to getting rid of fleas, and not some temporary may or may not work solution.
You may have heard of a few ways to get rid of fleas such as using a flea collar, shampooing your dog, and other weird things you may have read about like feeding your dogs garlic or using lemon juice on your dog.
If you have tried these methods and it didn’t work, heres why. You are not breaking the flea life cycle. You are temporarily (if that) removing some fleas from your dog. What you really need to do is KILL the flea infestation.
So How Do We Get Rid Of Fleas On Dogs?
You need to apply a topical flea control product like Advantage II or Frontline Plus. They are extremely easy to administer and typically last the longest out of any flea control product. To summarize why these products are better than the methods mentioned above, they act instantly to kill any fleas on your dogs. More importantly, the product keeps working for about a month after you administer it so if your dog happens to catch any fleas later on, they will die too. These products also kills fleas eggs and flea larvae on your dogs, as well as ticks. Fleas lay eggs on your dogs and wherever your dog roams, these eggs can be found there. They hatch and the flea life cycle begins. So if you have a flea problem in your home, does combing the fleas out or giving your dog a soapy bath every time you notice your dog is itchy make sense? NO! You need to get rid of those eggs and larvae that exist in your home.
Killing fleas in your home is easy. First, vacuum everywhere and then wash things your dogs come in contact with. It’s unlikely that you have eliminated all the fleas, flea eggs and larvae this way, but a majority of them should be gone if you are thorough. Next, you want to apply flea sprayand Foggers.
One spray kills adult fleas and the other spray stop flea eggs from hatching, so you need both to completely eliminate the flea life cycle. Once this is done, you have effectively taken care of the flea problem in your home. And as long as your dogs are on a flea control product, you can be sure any fleas that attach onto your dog will just die and won’t be able to lay eggs in your home to start another flea infestation. Lastly, if your dogs spend time in the yard, you’ll likely have a flea problem there too. Use a flea pesticide such as TALSTAR to get rid of fleas in your yard.
To Summarize how to get rid of fleas on dogs:
- Vacuum and wash flea infested areas.
- Treat your home with two sprays – use Ultracide and Raid Fumigator.
- Apply a proven flea control product on your dog that continues to kill fleas instantly. I highly recommend Advantage II or Frontline Plus.
- Lastly, if you have fleas in your yard, kill them with a flea pesticide.