How to Prepare for Flea Removal
If you have a flea infestation in your home, you will need to prepare for flea removal. You will need to be prepared to leave the home during treatment until the insecticide is dried. This can be about three to five hours. Be sure to vacuum all carpeting and mop tile and wood floors, especially inside closets and along walls. Dispose of the vacuum cleaner bag in a trash container outside the home. Pick up any items and toys off the floor and this includes under beds and inside closets.
Remove all pets and have them treated for fleas by a veterinarian. If you are treating the animal yourself then it’s important to follow the label directions on medication. Pets will need to be treated at the same time as the property so that neither will reinfest the other. Be sure to cover any fish tanks and turn off pumps. Remove any caged pets, such as hamsters and birds, before flea removal service.