How To prepare for County Pest Control’s Flea Treatment Service
Fleas are very difficult to control without your help. The following is a checklist for you to use during and after the treatment process. Please review and complete the checklist before your treatment. We need your cooperation to control fleas.
Before your treatment
- Clear all carpeted floors (including closets) of all items that will prevent treatment.
- Wash or destroy all pet bedding. If you throw bedding away, put in sealable plastic bag and put into an outside trash receptacle.
- Wash all wood, tile and vinyl floors.
- Vacuum all carpets and rugs thoroughly.
- Vacuum everywhere your pets sleep and rest, including furniture, cracks in floor, draperies, window sills, appliances and counters.
- Vacuum furniture, even between and under cushions.
- Empty your vacuum into a plastic bag and put the plastic bag into an outside garbage can.
- Remove pets from home before treatment. Store or cover all pet food containers and bowls. Cover fish bowls or fish tanks.
- Have flea infested pets treated professionally at the same time your home is treated.
- Leave your home during service for about 2 hours to allow time for the chemicals to dry.
After your treatment
- DO NOT clean carpets or floors with detergents or cleaners for at least 2 weeks after the treatment.
- Vacuum daily for 2 weeks. Dispose of the vacuum bag after each vacuuming into a plastic bag and then to an outside garbage can.
- Expect if you have a severe infestation that we may need to do a follow up visit in 15 days. In most cases one treatment will do the job. Your County Pest Control technician can let you know what your situation may be.