If you have ever had a flea infestation in your home, you probably know how hard it can be to get rid of them. In Florida, fleas are abundant and if you have a pet, it is likely that you have had to deal with fleas in one way or another.
Killing fleas in 24 hours can be a daunting task because fleas have a four stage life cycle. This is egg, larvae, pupa and adult. The flea is easiest to kill in its egg, larvae and adult stages.
The first thing you want to do is attack the fleas in their egg and larvae stage. This is best achieved by using a Boric Acid mixed with a botanically based pesticide. EcoSMART is a good source of botanically based pesticide.
The Boric Acid will kill the eggs and the larvae will ingest the Boric Acid as they crawl around. Boric Acid disrupts the digestive system and will eventually kill both egg and larvae.
After the larvae stage, the flea will spin a cocoon and enter the pupa stage. During the pupa stage, the flea is practically impenetrable. In order to kill fleas in this stage you would literally have to wet down everything in the area with a very strong pesticide. This is not the best way to go.
Fleas will stay in the larvae stage for 7-10 days unless there is no activity in the home. If you are away on vacation, the fleas will stay in the larvae stage until activity resumes in the house. Then, you will be greeted by thousands, or even more, hungry fleas.
At this point you need to treat your home for adult fleas. The best way to do this is to dust the area with a mixture of Pyrethrin and a botanical pesticide from EcoSMART. Pyrethrin is a natural pesticide made from chrysanthemums.
At this point you have taken care of 3 of the 4 stages of fleas in only 24 hours. In order to completely rid your house of fleas, you will need to repeat this process in 7-10 days when the adults hatch from the pupa stage.