If you want to know how to get rid of fleas the easy, the simple answer is to avoid them in the first place with the right flea medication. You can find discount pet meds such as flea collars and topical pet medication treatments at online pet med stores. Fleas are not just an itchy nuisance for you and your pet. They can also cause Lyme disease, tapeworm, and anemia. Practice flea and tick control. Protect your pet from a serious condition by consistently using flea medicine and prevent a flea infestation from occurring.
Credit: Amberdawn 2011Things you'll need:
• flea and tick control pet medicine
• herbal pet medication from discount pet meds companies
• topical flea medication
• flea medicine in collar form
• A flea bomb to kill fleas
Use a flea collar from a pet med discount company. Often their pet meds cost less than in the stores. These contain flea medication that will kill fleas and ticks for several months. It's especially important to use this flea and tick control pet medication with outdoor pets. Think of it as long term flea medicine for outdoor pets who are exposed to fleas outdoors and then bring them inside. This way you can avoid a flea infestation and not be left with the problem of how to get rid of fleas.
Credit: Amberdawn 2011Use a topical pet med application for flea and tick control such as Frontline or Advantage from discount pet meds companies. This flea medication will kill fleas that hop onto your pet. Typically this flea medicine is in a small tube that you squirt onto the back of your pet's neck (so they can't lick it). MAKE SURE you read the directions regarding the age and weight of your cat or dog before administering any pet medication. This includes flea medication. These chemicals are TOXIC to pets that are smaller than they are intended for. With puppies and kittens only a few weeks old knowing how to get rid of fleas is more of a challenge.
Use natural products for puppies and kittens. Only herbal flea and tick control is safe for tiny kittens. Since you can't use a typical pet med for fleas on young animals, there are natural sprays that contain cedar and rosemary oil that doesn't kill fleas, but it repels them. I can say from experience that it smells nice and it helps your kitten find relief. Read the directions on your product before spraying it directly on your pet. This way you'll know how to get rid of fleas from their bedding safely.
Credit: Amberdawn 2011Use a flea bomb. If you end up with a flea infestation despite your efforts with flea medicine you have to kill fleas all at once. This should be your last resort after all the above mentioned pet meds when it comes to flea and tick control. Flea medication is safer and easier because before you use a bomb you must prepare your whole house. Instead of a simple pet medication application you need to seal cabinets with food and be prepared to leave your house for a time (bringing your pets with you) because it's basically an airborne poison (be sure to read the directions CAREFULLY on the flea bomb before setting it). However, if you have a flea infestation, this is how to get rid of fleas all at once. And it's worth it to kill fleas all at once to stop the cycle of spawning fleas. You can find flea bombs and pet med discount stores as well. Good luck, and stay flea-free!
Tips & Warnings
Most flea medications are not designed for young puppies and kittens. Please read the directions on the box before giving it to your pet. Puppies and kittens have died from flea medications that were not meant for them were administered to them.