Fleas seem to be everywhere in my house right now and I need to do something right away. I don’t know if it’s due to the excessive rain we’ve had or the heat or maybe both. But right now I see them on the dog and in my carpet and furniture. I have looked at your site and I like the carpet granules but can I still spray on top of it to kill all the adults instead of using just the traps? Also, is it ok to spray the furniture or is there something else I should use on it? I don’t want to ruin any of the fabric.
Fleas have been quite active the past month so you’re not alone. If you have a pet that goes outside, there is a good chance that it will be bringing in some fleas. If the home isn’t pre treated with one of the products we have listed in our FLEAS ARTICLE, an infestation could blossom.
Clearly the ONCE A YEAR FLEA GRANULES are one of the best and easiest things you can do to treat the problem. They’re both easy to apply, long lasting and highly effective. But since they don’t kill adults, they do require some patience as you must wait for hatching pupae to run their course before the activity subsides. This can be quite painful if you have a lot of fleas.
To help deal with the current adult and hatching pupae, it’s perfectly OK to spray over the top with some PERMETHRIN. This will offer immediate relief and won’t affect the granules. Setting out some FLEA TRAPS can also help reduce the activity and is strongly recommended. In the end, it’s usually a combination of both that will do the trick for fast results even though the granules by themselves will do the job over time.
Lastly, it should be OK to spray any furniture where fleas have been seen. If the fabric on the furniture is smooth, a good vacuuming on it will usually get rid of all the fleas, eggs and larvae so you shouldn’t have to spray it but if you insist, test it first by spraying the underside of a cushion to see that the fabric is OK getting wet. Remember, it’s mostly water you’re spraying so if the fabric can withstand water, it should be fine. Good luck!