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I have fleas in my house. How often should I wash bedding?

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Hot, soapy water kills fleas, so wash your cat or dog’s bed every week. And if your pets sleep in your bed or with your kids, wash everyone else’s bedding, too.

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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