How to get rid of earthen fleas?
Occasional occurrences in old apartments orhouses of small bugs with a size of 2 mm. These are earthen fleas. How to get rid of them? This is the first thing that comes to mind the owner, when he has such "lodgers".
Why are earthy fleas dangerous?
These insects are brought into the apartment from the cellars,entrances and from neighbors. Getting into the house, they settle, as a rule, in upholstered furniture, plinths and carpet paths. In the same place, they multiply, laying eggs. Earth fleas in the house are seen by us not immediately, but only after a number of painful bites that heal longer than mosquitoes. In addition, they (earthen fleas) are carriers of such dangerous diseases as hepatitis B and C, plague and many others.
Methods of fighting insects
First, it is necessary to determine whether there are earthfleas in the apartment. To do this, lay out several sheets of white paper in the places that are most favorable for their existence. After half an hour carefully examine the paper. If you find on it dark small dots that disappear after moving paper - this will be fleas.
The best means of these insects arepyrethroids and feverfew, they are safe for humans and very effective against fleas. The whole apartment should undergo a wet thorough cleaning with wiping skirting boards, furniture, window sills, windows, and heating batteries. Particularly carefully washed floor.
For the cleaning of fleecy surfaces (carpets, carpets,sofas and other upholstered furniture) will require a vacuum cleaner. With its help, it is easy to remove all egg laying, which managed to put fleas on fleecy surfaces. In addition, it is necessary to vacuum the walls to a level of not less than 1.5 meters, since fleas can jump to such a height.
Be sure to wash in hot watereveryday use - children's toys, underwear, shoes. Bedding carefully beaten and soak in direct sunlight for at least 2 days. After all, earthen fleas are most often found there, the bites of which are so painful for a person.
Pets and potted plants on timeprocessing is removed from the premises, and all dishes should be tightly closed with polyethylene. It should be carefully treated with dichlorvos all the cracks, skirting and space behind the furniture. After all operations, close the apartment and leave it for at least 3 hours.