Ways to Prevent a Cat Flea Infestation

Ways to Prevent a Cat Flea Infestation

Since these blood-sucking parasites can transmit diseases such as tapeworm and murine typhus, you must make sure that your pet is not infested.

Combing your pet's fur with a flea comb is an effective home remedy for dealing with an infestation. You should use a fine-toothed flea comb to remove adult fleas from your cat's fur coat. Before combing your pet's fur with this comb, dip it in soapy water or an alcohol solution. Using a cat flea shampoo will also help in killing them.

You can also take some precautionary measures to control an infestation. First of all, vacuum your home frequently to free your home from these tiny parasites. Dispose off the vacuum bags immediately to ensure that the fleas that have been collected are no longer allowed to infest your house. You could also beat the rugs or carpets outdoors to get rid of flea eggs, but make sure that the eggs don't fall off indoors. So, carry these items very carefully.

You can also have your carpets steam cleaned. Wash the bedding and rugs in hot soapy water at least once a week. You can also consult a vet and use the recommended flea medicine or sprays that contain an insect growth regulator. Other products that may prove useful in preventing a flea infestation include flea collars, flea bombs, flea spot-ons and flea sprays.

If your cat seems to be scratching persistently and you also notice flea bites on your legs, follow the aforementioned flea control measures.

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