Flea bombs are an affordable solution to getting rid of fleas from the house, without having to hire a pest control expert. Also, they are easy to use, provided you follow all the safety instructions. Read on to learn more about how does this device work and how to choose them.
Fleas are one of the most common pests found around the world. Many pet owners have to tackle the problem of flea infestation every once in a while. There are many ways to get rid of fleas. The most common way which every homeowner uses to get rid of fleas is vacuuming. Vacuuming to a certain extent can help to eliminate fleas. However, a vacuum cleaner can’t reach everywhere and can’t eliminate all the fleas, though vacuum cleaning seems to be an affordable way of getting rid of fleas. You can also hire professionals from a pest control company to get rid of fleas. This can really cost hundreds of dollars, but it will be worth it in case you have heavy or recurring flea infestation. Apart from vacuuming, there is an alternative and low-priced way to get rid of fleas, which is done using flea bombs.
What are They?
Flea bombs are also called flea foggers. Like flea sprays, are a type of pest control device, which help to control flea infestation indoors. Flea bomb, being a broad term, can actually be used for referring to many similar devices. All these devices are nothing but pressurized cans. These devices have a propellant, which disperses aerosol poison through a nozzle in a room. When one activates the flea bomb, it will disperse fumes, which will spread over the space and kill fleas. They are better than many flea control methods, as they can reach areas, which might be difficult to reach otherwise.
How to Buy Them?
One needs to buy the right brand of flea bomb for the job. There are many types flea bombs available. Certain ones will only help to get rid of adult fleas, but will have no effect on larvae and eggs. So, find a flea bomb, which works on both the baby fleas as well as the adult fleas. Try looking for an ingredient called insect growth inhibitor (IGR) on the can of flea bomb. This is a chemical, which prevents young fleas from maturing and breaking the reproduction cycle, which will prevent reinfestation of fleas. Also, many come with different strengths, so read the label carefully to see how powerful the device is. You can also look for ones, which kill cockroaches, termites and other pests. You can buy this kind of flea bomb if you are bothered by the infestation of others pests too.
How to Use Them?
To use it simply follow the instructions mentioned on the label of the product that you bought. Typically, one needs to clean off the area before using the flea bomb. So, tidy up the room where you are going to use it. Cover all the food items and other items so that they are protected from flea bomb residues. You can cover them with plastic drop cloth. Then place the flea bomb on top of an old folded towel or a thick layer of old papers. This will prevent the floor from getting stained with the residue. Take all the people and pets present in the house outdoors. Finally, close the windows and doors, wear a mask to cover your nose and mouth and turn on the flea bomb. Leave the it to act for the recommended hours and then open the doors and windows and resume your normal activities.
You can buy them at any supermarket. Make sure you use the right type of flea bomb according to the results you want, and stick to the instructions mentioned on the label for use. If you wish to get rid of fleas from the entire house, then you might need to use more than one.