How to Get Rid of Fleas or Chiggers in the House

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Chiggers and fleas alike are both unwanted house pests. They typically start as an infestation on a house pet and reproduce quickly. Before you know it, there is not a single room you can walk into without getting bitten by one or the other. There are ways to treat these obnoxious and somewhat painful pests.

Things You'll Need

  • Fog bombs geared toward fleas and chiggers
  • Sheets
  • Empty cabinets in the kitchen. Cover dishes and food with sheets. Cover all decorations and anything else you do not feel like cleaning when you get home.

  • Leave furniture exposed, particularly cloth furniture where fleas might live.

    Put on a face mask or hold your breath as the fog starts going off.

  • Start at the back of the house, farthest away from the door. Set off one bomb in a small- to medium-sized room. Put two or more bombs in larger rooms.

  • Leave the house for at least four hours.

  • Spray insecticide around the perimeter of your house to ensure the fleas and chiggers do not return.

Tips & Warnings

  • Treat any house pet that has a flea problem. Once the animal is treated, do not take them back to the house before treatment of the house.
  • If there is heavy infestation, it might be beneficial to bomb twice and stay out of the house overnight.
  • Do not stay in the house while it is being bombed.

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