*Heat kills (Fleas will dies at 155 degrees in about 21 minutes for larger infestations, or singular fleas about 65 minutes or greater)
Self Treatment Control Methods:
- Launder and dry on the hottest heat possible all ben linens, blankets and pet bedding.
- Floors, area rugs, and furniture – vacuum daily, pay close attention to areas near pets.
- Dog houses, pet perches, and under cat trees – can be harborage locations for eggs, which will make control more difficult if not found and controlled.
Heat Pest Services recommends this self-preparation and cleaning of bedding and floors as a “knockdown” method. In most cases this is paired with a professional spray treatment utilizing IPM to effectively eliminate all traces of the pest and prevent re-occurring entry.