How to Kill Fleas in Clothes

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When trying to kill the fleas in clothing, make sure you keep the infested clothes clear of your clean clothes to avoid the fleas spreading. Make sure you kill the fleas in your clothes with help from a professional pest control technician in this free video on pest control.

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Hi, I'm Michael Piacenza with Advantage Pest Control in Saint Petersburg, Florida. The other day, somebody left a question on my website. How do you kill fleas in clothes? So, that was all the details they gave me. So, I have to assume it was either they have fleas on the clothing that they're wearing, or maybe the pet was on their bed or curled up on some of the clothing and they got fleas in it. So, it shouldn't be too much of a problem. And really all you have to do is wash that clothing. The problem is, is that transporting the clothing to the laundry facility, whether it's in your home or somewhere else, you don't want those fleas to spread. So, what you want to do is get the clothing in a bag, in a nice plastic sealed bag, and take it from there straight to the washing machine. Alright. And just do your normal wash cycle and dry. Now, if this is clothing that can't be washed, but it can be dried, put the clothing in the dryer and run it on a hot cycle for you know, about a half an hour. And that'll kill the fleas as well. Alright, So, you want to make sure that you, when you're washing it, you're using a detergent that has a soapy base to it. That's one way of killing them. They're probably going to drown in the washing machine anyways. So, that's the best I can do for you on that area. You're going to get fleas on your clothing if you're transporting a dog or a cat that has fleas, to and from the vet. So, you want to entreat that entire environment. You know, your car, where you're getting dressed and undressed, you might want to just use a nice pyrethrim based aerosol on those areas just in case something fell on it. Alright. Hope that's been helpful. I'm Michael Piacenza with Advantage Pest Control in sunny Saint Petersburg, Florida.

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