No matter how clean your household is, if you have one or more pets, particularly dogs and cats who go outside, then you are at risk for flea infestation. All it takes is one tiny little flea to ride on on the pet’s fur, and they can reproduce and spread like a virus all throughout your home. They bite and can cause itching and discomfort for every member of your family. To combat them without calling a pricey exterminator, use a flea fogger.
Why Choose Flea Fogger
These foggers are great because they can treat an entire room. The size of the room they can clean out depends upon the size of the can and how strong the formula inside is. Check the back of the box and follow instructions completely to ensure safety. Failure to not follow instructions could mean that your infestation does not subside, or even danger if the canisters are used improperly.
You can use the cans in a variety of locations. Even if your home is a small apartment or condo, they can be used provided the room is bigger than the dimensions listed on the can. If it is not, then you can simply leave the room to that door open, and some of the fog from a can placed in a larger room will seep in. The fog gets into carpets, rugs, pet beds, furniture upholstery and more where sprays or other forms of treatment simply cannot get.
Look on the box for a water-based formula that is safer than traditional ones. While you are reading the box, also ensure the fogger not only kills live fleas, but also their eggs. Most will continue working against any laid eggs for two to seven months or possibly more. This helps prevent a reinfestation so that you do not have to go through this procedure again in the near future.
As a bonus, the formula in many conventional cans also kills other pests such as flies, mosquitoes, waterbugs, earwigs and ants among others. Once again, read the packaging to see what other pests can be controlled with the product.
You will have to open up all cabinets and shut all windows to get the maximum effect. Make sure your food is safely covered in plastic or in the fridge so it does not get contaminated by the fog.
Also be sure not to use this on pets, or while pets are home. If you have a dog or cat, then they will need to be cleared out of the house with you and your family. Most ask that you stay away for at least two but sometimes as many as four to six hours after you set off the foggers.
Still, as a precaution, you should open all windows and doors and leave them open for at least 30 minutes after you get back. If each family member opens the ones in their bedroom and one other room, this task will take just a couple of minutes. And it will be nice to get some fresh air anyways, so try to release the canisters on a day where the weather is pretty outside, if possible.