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How to Check for Fleas Indoors

By DoMyOwn staff

Before you can control fleas, you first have to find them. In this video, we will show you the typical places where fleas can be found indoors.

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Before performing any type of chemical or non-chemical control of fleas, a thorough inspection should be performed.

Start by inspecting carpets and rugs. Put on a pair of white socks and slowly drag your feet over the rugs or carpets. After about 30 seconds, stop and use a flashlight to look at your socks. If you picked up any live fleas, you will notice them on the socks. You can then pick them off and drown them in soapy water. 

Next examine the bedding and crates where your pets rest. Look for live fleas as well as flea excrement also known as flea dirt. Flea dirt looks very similar to coffee grounds. A quick test to see if you have flea dirt, is to place it in water. If it turns red, flea dirt is present, and this area should be treated.

Also be sure to check any upholstered furniture and places where pets tend to rest and groom for live fleas or flea dirt.

And it's that easy with the expert help from Do My Own Pest Control dot com!

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