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Imagine that your pet, be it a cat or a dog, has picked up small blood-sucking insects somewhere on the street. Now he is constantly itching and cannot find peace. At first this is only a problem for the animal, but soon you too begin to experience discomfort: your skin is cut up with bites, it constantly itches and hurts, and you notice fleas on the floor jumping in the carpets. The reason for all this is fleas.

But how could they get into your neatly tidied apartment? Where do they find their hiding places? And, of course, what remedy will help get rid of them once and for all?

Flea: what kind of animal is this

Fleas are blood-sucking insects that coexist with humans in all corners of the earth, with the exception of the Arctic regions. They live in all climate zones and find their primary hosts in animals, primarily cats and dogs, but also in other wild animals such as birds, rodents and ungulates.

Despite their tiny size, fleas are extremely unpleasant pests and their bites can cause itching for many weeks. What's even more alarming is the rate at which the flea population grows: a female can lay a significant number of eggs during her lifetime, with new fleas appearing every few days.

How do fleas end up in an apartment?

Fleas often enter the home by attaching themselves to the fur of dogs and cats. Fleas typically live in leaf litter, dirt and debris on the ground, so when an animal walks through infested areas, the parasites can easily attach to their fur.

But fleas are not limited to just dogs and cats; they can also travel on the fur of rats and mice. Even if you don't have pets, if you still encounter fleas, chances are they came from your garbage disposal. Sometimes signs of flea activity can be found in attics and basements.

Where do fleas live?

Insects prefer warm and dark places in the apartment, especially those where there is access to water to maintain optimal humidity. The first place to look for them is in upholstered furniture, especially where your cat or dog usually rests.

Insects can also hide in soft toys, cracks in the floors of rooms and under carpets. All these places are a risk zone for the possible habitat of fleas and other parasites.

Fleas: control methods

So, fleas are parasites that live on animals and can spread to humans when they enter the house. To successfully combat them, it is important to understand the basic principles of room treatment and choose the appropriate preparations.

There are two main methods of fighting fleas: folk and professional. Each of them has its own advantages and disadvantages, such as exposure to humans and animals, efficiency of room treatment, value for money, and ease of use. In this context, we will look at some of them to help you develop a better understanding of how to solve this problem.

Folk remedies

Fighting fleas is an unpleasant and time-consuming task that no one wants to deal with, but it is necessary if these insects suddenly appear in the house. In the initial stage, to get rid of them, you can use traditional methods.

Eliminating these external parasites is an ancient problem, so there are many methods to combat them. Folk remedies have a number of advantages: their treatment of an apartment costs minimal money, it is not difficult to find the necessary components, and, importantly, after use they do not pose a threat to animals.

Here are some time-tested folk methods:

  • Scented herbs: for example, wormwood and wild rosemary. They secrete phytoncides - special substances harmful to insects. You don't have to put the plants in a vase - the herbs do the job on their own. Place them in areas where fleas are most likely to appear.

  • Essential oils: Citrus, eucalyptus and cloves work well. The pungent smell of these oils will repel parasites. You can apply oils to spots or create a solution by adding them to water and spraying onto problem areas.
  • Salt: regular kitchen salt. Salt crystals corrode flea shells, which leads to the death of insects. Sprinkle salt in areas where fleas usually appear.

Insekticidы

Folk remedies can be a temporary solution and in most cases act as a repellent rather than a true insecticide. They may have an affordable price, be accessible and safe to use, but they do not provide complete pest control. Instead of solving the problem, they may only slow down the spread of fleas and ultimately make the situation worse.

Effective flea control involves the use of specialized products containing chemical compounds such as chlorpyrifos, cypermethrin and deltamethrin. When choosing a drug, it is important to pay attention not only to the trade name, but also to the active substances indicated on the packaging. Manufacturer's instructions should be strictly followed to ensure safe use of the product for your health, the health of your loved ones and pets. An example of such a drug is deltamethrin (also known by the trade name Deltsid). Careful and correct application of chemical compounds is the key to effective flea control.

Flea ampoules

Let's discuss the most important aspect in the fight against fleas - flea ampoules. One specific drug that has worked well is often mentioned on the Internet - Deltsid. In fact, “Deltsid” is a trade name that hides the active substance known to us, deltamethrin.

This drug is sometimes called Delcida emulsion concentrate. Ampoules containing Deltsid are more effective in expelling fleas from the home and, when used correctly, are quite safe for their class of substances. But how to use Deltsid correctly to achieve maximum results?

First of all, let's discuss safety rules. When using this medication at home, it is important to strictly follow the instructions. Obviously, if an active ingredient is toxic to fleas, it can also be dangerous to people and animals. Therefore, compliance with all the rules specified in the instructions is the key to the safe and effective use of Deltsid.

Flea ampoules: preparation

First of all, you should prepare a solution from the concentrate, following the instructions on the package. Typically the packaging contains the following recommendations:

  1. Prepare a bucket of water and personal protective equipment, including a respirator or construction mask, gloves, thick clothing with sleeves and a hat to prevent the emulsion from coming into contact with your skin.
  2. Prepare a spray bottle and find a tool that will help you open the delcid ampoules.
  3. Place the Delcid ampoules near you.

Next, you need to dilute the deltsid in water. To treat 10 square meters of non-porous surfaces, a minimum of 500 milliliters of solution will be required (2 milliliters of delcid from each ampoule per 1 liter of water). If surfaces are porous, such as carpets, double the amount of solution will be needed.

Aim to reach even the most difficult to reach areas, including the joints of baseboards and floors, and the corners of boxes - these are places where insects can live. Treat the entire apartment, including bathrooms. Pay special attention to baseboards and joints on tile and laminate floors. If you have carpeting, keep in mind that you will need twice the amount of product to treat it.

Avoid contact of the solution with the skin and do not allow animals to enter the treated or treated areas. Remove plants during treatment and avoid inhaling the product. Also decide in advance whether you are ready to treat the surfaces of walls and furniture, given that fabric and wallpaper may react poorly to the drug.

Flea ampoules: after treatment

After completing the treatment of all planned surfaces, wash your face and hands thoroughly with soap and then leave the apartment. An important condition for using this solution is that after treating an apartment with fleas, you must leave it hermetically sealed for two to three hours, without ventilation. In other words, you need to have time to treat all surfaces in the house, avoiding inhalation of delcide vapors, and then leave the room for several hours. After this, return and ventilate the apartment for at least an hour.

In the first hours after treatment, it is recommended to isolate animals in a room that has not been treated. On the first night after finishing spraying the apartment, fleas may bite harder than usual.

The next day, start vacuuming the floors in your apartment, paying special attention to areas under furniture and carpets. Be sure to vacuum the furniture and especially the area where the animal is usually located. Several additional treatments will likely be required. In the period between them, do not wash the floors in the house so as not to destroy the previous effect of the drug. A second treatment is important because surviving fleas are likely to have laid eggs after the first treatment. This means that if you do not re-apply the drug, a new generation of fleas will appear in the apartment. The principle of application remains the same: ampoule, bucket (or several) of water, gloves and mask.

We repeat: minimize contact with the drug during processing. Deltsid, when inhaled, can cause swelling of the mucous membranes and a burning sensation. If deltid comes into contact with the skin, wash it off immediately with warm water and soap.

Fleas: in conclusion

Fleas are one of the most unpleasant parasites that humans encounter. However, due to the long history of proximity to these pests, there are many methods to combat them. With the development of modern science, effective chemical preparations have appeared, especially ampoules, which are considered one of the most effective remedies. The use of ampoules allows you to achieve a guaranteed result, providing peace of mind to both you and your pets.

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F.A.Q.

What diseases do fleas carry?

A flea bite not only causes unpleasant feelings such as itching and pain. By penetrating a person's skin, a flea can transmit various dangerous diseases to him.

Among these diseases:

  1. Plague
  2. Tularemia
  3. Typhoid fever
  4. Tuberculosis
  5. Rickettsial disease
  6. Helminthiasis

If a flea parasitized animals before biting a person, it could absorb helminth eggs. After biting a person, a flea can release these eggs into the bloodstream, and they can spread throughout the body, causing severe allergic reactions and damage to important organs such as the liver and kidneys.

What does a flea bite look like?

Flea bites are often confused with tick bites, but they have their own characteristics. Unlike ticks, which bite in “paths” and leave a line of pimples, flea bites do not have a specific order and can be distributed randomly across the skin. A flea bite has clear contours and is usually accompanied by a blister of pus in the center. In addition, fleas can bite at any time of the day, unlike bedbugs, which are active only at night.

How to prevent fleas from appearing in an apartment?

Keeping your home clean and hygienic is key to preventing fleas and other parasites. Regular cleaning, disposal of litter and careful care of animals will help reduce the risk of infection. It is important to avoid contact with stray animals and regularly check your pets' fur for parasites. You should also avoid close proximity to basements, attics and garbage disposals, as this increases the likelihood of pest infestation in your home.

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