Man's best friend?

One of the only major problems with pets in the house is the fact they can bring in fleas. But so can humans. Fleas can jump on you when you're in the yard and hitchhike a free ride into your home where they multiply like crazy. In less than a week, you could discover a full blown flea infestation has taken over.

Are Fleas in the House?
The first place to look for fleas is on your pet. When you part the hair, fleas will run the other direction and hide. It might be hard to find the fleas without using a special flea comb.
Flea combs are easy to use, but you need to be prepared to dispose of any live fleas that get trapped in the teeth of the comb. So, here's what you do:

  • 1. Start with your pet's head, near the ears. Also check near the tail or under the arms (legs).
  • 2. Quickly run the comb backwards through the fur.
  • 3. Then before the fleas have a chance to spring loose, immediately dip the comb into a bowl containing a solution of liquid dish soap mixed into a small amount of water.
  • 4. Any fleas that were trapped in the teeth will die in the soapy water.
  • 5. Repeat for as long as your pet will tolerate you dragging a wet comb through his or her fur.

  • Fleas on you?
    Put on a pair of white clean white socks and walk around your house in your stocking feet. For some reason, fleas are attracted to white clothing. Plus, they are much easier to see against a white background.