Health Tip: Keep Fleas Out of Your Home
(HealthDay News) -- If Fido or Fluffy have an unwelcome band of fleas on them, there are things you can do to control the problem.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency suggests:
Vacuum your home each day.
Steam clean carpets, especially places where pets sleep, to kill fleas and flea eggs.
Every two or three weeks, wash all family and pet bedding in hot, soapy water. Throw away and replace bedding if there's a severe infestation.
Brush pets with a flea comb, particularly around the neck and tail. Dip the comb and any fleas you find in a bowl of soapy, hot water
Keep pets indoors more often.
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