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How can vacuuming help me get rid of fleas in my home?

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Vacuuming sucks fleas from carpeting, cracks in wood floors, under furniture, and curtains and upholstered furniture. Vacuum where your pet sleeps and eats. Empty the vacuum cleaner bin or throw away bags outside right away so fleas can’t return.

Vacuum every day where you and your pets hang out the most; once a week for everywhere else.

For a serious flea problem, steam-clean your carpets. And for very bad cases, call an exterminator. Just make sure what you do is safe for you and your pets.

SOURCES:

ASPCA: "Pet Care: Fleas."

Government of Western Australia Department of Health: "Fleas."

Natural Resources Defense Council: "Control Fleas Without Chemicals," "Chemical Culprits: Flea-Control Chemicals."

PawRescue.org: "Bathing and Shampooing Your Dog."

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program: "How to Manage Pests."

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on March 07, 2019

SOURCES:

ASPCA: "Pet Care: Fleas."

Government of Western Australia Department of Health: "Fleas."

Natural Resources Defense Council: "Control Fleas Without Chemicals," "Chemical Culprits: Flea-Control Chemicals."

PawRescue.org: "Bathing and Shampooing Your Dog."

University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources, Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program: "How to Manage Pests."

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on March 07, 2019

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