Fleas in furniture can be a very big problem and difficult to get rid, especially if you let them get out of control.
If they are hiding in your sofa and other upholstery, you most likely have them in your carpeting too.
How long can fleas live in your furniture?
This is kind of scary because they can live up to a 100 days without a host, and if they aren't disturbed.
The female flea needs to eat in order to lay eggs, so that is a little more of a positive note.
Fleas feed on the blood of their host, which is commonly a pet. Certain rodents such as rats and mice can also carry fleas into your home. On occasion, in severe cases you might have to call a flea control company to completely remedy the situation.
However, before you spend money on hiring a professional there are some great products on the market and home remedies you can use to help fight your battle with fleas and get rid of them for good!
A lot of times you'll have a flea problem because your pet has fleas. It is very common for kittens to have fleas.
Generally, a serious infestation will happen when the host (the pet) is removed, because that is the fleas favorite place to stay. Kittens are often given away and leave a lot of fleas behind in their bedding, which can transfer to other areas of your home.
Put a good flea repellent on your pet, or take it to the vet as a solution to have the fleas treated. Also vacuuming your upholstery with an attachment on a regular basis is very helpful.
In order to get rid of fleas on a permanent basis, you must also eliminate them in your surroundings. Are you sick of you and your company getting bit by fleas? Let's take a look at some flea products for furniture which have proven to be very effective.
Enforcer Flea Spray For Carpet & Furniture
Enforcer water based flea spray is a top seller and very popular when it comes to eliminating fleas in furniture. The main active ingredient is permethrin, which is not readily absorbed through the skin, and does not stain furniture.
You should still use caution, and follow directions on the packaging when using this product, even though it has low mammalian toxicity. Permethrin can also be found in products such as Nix (used for treatment of head lice on humans), and in flea shampoo.
This aerosol flea spray, when properly applied, can prevent a flea infestation for up to 4 months. It not only kills the fleas, but their larvae and eggs too.
You treat upholstered furniture much the same as your carpeting when it comes to flea control. Frequent vacuuming combined with a product such as Enforcer flea spray will help you on the way to eliminating fleas in your furniture.
The Enforcer line carries several products for use around your home, which are effective in eliminating fleas. You might also like to try their carpet deodorizer and flea powder in a sprinkle form (Ocean Breeze Fragrance) which helps with controlling fleas in furniture.
Victor Ultimate Flea Trap
This working flea trap is NON-POISONOUS and can be placed near or under furniture. It will actually draw the fleas out of your furniture by using heat and light to attract them.
Fleas love to jump toward heat and light and you've probably seen the acrobats that they do.
The heat (imitating a human or animal host) and light of the flea trap can attract fleas from up to 30 feet away. When the fleas jump towards the trap, they get stuck on Super Grabber Glue.
They do not come in contact with the sticky surface by chance, such as a sticky fly trap, but are actually drawn to it. Fleas will come from all parts of the room, including your furniture.
In combination with this and vacuuming, you should be able to get rid of your flea problem without using any poison, or a professional exterminator.
The trap comes with two glue discs and you can easily buy refills, if needed. The really good thing about this is the fact that it is portable and can be moved from room to room to eliminate your flea problem in furniture forever. This is a highly recommended product with good reviews. The pricing is also affordable.
Wondercide Flea, Tick, and Mosquito Control
Wondercide peppermint spray which also come in lemon grass, is ALL NATURAL AND NON-STAINING, which makes it safe to spray on your furniture without the upholstery loosing color. You also do not need to worry about it being poisonous to children or pets.
You can spray Wondercide right on your pets, and the fleas will jump away from them. Wondercide, not only repels the fleas, but actually kills them and stops their vicious life cycle.
Combine this with the Victor NON POISONOUS flea trap and you really have a good thing going on when it comes to flea control. And of course always vacuum extensively when combating fleas.
Fleas in your furniture can be a very difficult problem, but not an impossible one.
Provide a good flea collar for your pets, vacuum everyday, and use some of the wonderful products on the market to become a winner in getting rid of fleas in your furniture.