In the scenario of discovering fleas on your dog or cat, there are a few steps you need to take. You and your pet can prevent flea infestations by following these tips. It will be a nightmare if you wait until fleas bite you before treating your RV.
- You should never use a flea shampoo, collar, or preventative medication intended for a wildlife species other than what is listed on the label. A cat flea product is unlikely to be adequate or beneficial for a dog, while a dog flea product is fatally toxic to cats.
- All pet bedding should be washed in warm water. Wash your bedding in warm water if your dog sleeps on it. Then, use a dryer to dry everything.
- Clean the floor, carpets, and upholstery with a vacuum. Ensure that you are thorough. Make sure you get into every crack, crevice, and underneath every cushion.
- Use a six-month flea spray on furniture, bedrooms, and floors to kill flea eggs, larvae, and adults. Your pet should not be sprayed with this!
- Using a flea shampoo, wash your pet as follows:
- To prevent fleas from taking refuge on your pet’s rear end while bathing other areas, lather around the base of their ears, around their toes, and around their rear ends.
- Make sure you follow the manufacturer’s instructions when bathing your pet’s remaining areas.
- After rinsing, dry thoroughly. If there are any fleas that escaped from the coat, check it as you do.
Consult a pest control company with experience in removing fleas from RVs if your RV has a really bad flea infestation.