If you have a dog or cat, you may have had a problem with fleas, regardless of how careful you are to prevent them. If your home is literally infested with fleas, a flea bomb may be the only realistic way of destroying them and their eggs. It is easy to use, although there are precautions to take when using a flea bomb or flea fogger as they are otherwise known.
A flea fogger is a device that is placed in your home and activated, releasing a powerful chemical into the air and depending on the size of your home, you may need to buy several. One of the most important precautions is to ensure that you and your pet are out of the house once the bomb has been activated. The exclusion period can be anything up to eight hours and the instructions on the bomb will advise you of this.
Before you release the bombs, there are several other precautions that you should take. Remove any food, including pet food and put it in the fridge or in a sealed container. You may also want to remove such things as towels, sheets and washcloths, as well as toothbrushes. Some people put down layers of newspaper on countertops and floors to catch the residue from the bomb.
Once the designated time has elapsed, it is safe for you and your pets to enter the house again, although there are still a couple of further steps you should take. Leave a couple of windows open for an hour or so to air out the house before going back in it. You may also want to vacuum up any residue, wipe countertops and run the dishwasher, just to be safe. The process of using a flea bomb is time consuming that will take most of the day; however, it is a highly effective way to rid your house of fleas. Always follow the manufacturer’s guidance for exact instructions for that particular product.