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How can I manage fleas indoors?

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Take these extra steps to manage fleas indoors:

  • Vacuum daily, including carpets, cushioned furniture, baseboards, and the basement. Throw away the vacuum bag or thoroughly wash the canister after each use.
  • Steam-clean regularly, especially areas where your dog sleeps.
  • Wash pet and human bedding at least every 2 to 3 weeks.

SOURCES:

FDA: ''Safe Use of Flea and Tick Products in Pets.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: ''Safety in the Great Outdoors,'' ''Popular Flea Products Can Hurt Your Cat,'' ''Ticks.''

Environmental Protection Agency: ''Taking care of fleas and ticks on your pet,'' ''Frequent Questions.''

American Animal Hospital Association: ''Fleas.''

Veterinary Information Network: ''Flea Control.''

Merck Veterinary Manual: ''Delivery Systems.''

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on May 09, 2019

SOURCES:

FDA: ''Safe Use of Flea and Tick Products in Pets.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: ''Safety in the Great Outdoors,'' ''Popular Flea Products Can Hurt Your Cat,'' ''Ticks.''

Environmental Protection Agency: ''Taking care of fleas and ticks on your pet,'' ''Frequent Questions.''

American Animal Hospital Association: ''Fleas.''

Veterinary Information Network: ''Flea Control.''

Merck Veterinary Manual: ''Delivery Systems.''

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on May 09, 2019

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