There are many options for getting rid of fleas. Some options are more harsh and involve strong chemicals and agents, while some are gentler and more natural. These two approaches work in different ways and have their own set of pros and cons. Sometimes you must mix various approaches to have the effects as you wish. Several formulas have good result for indoor, but ineffective for outdoor. You require decide the best methods for your situation.
Fleas have four level of lifecycle. If you want to control flea in your house and pet, you must break their life cycle to stop flea problem in your house. You have to treat your house and pet for every stage of flea’s life-cycle, remember if you ignore one of this life-cycle, they will start their life-cycle again and the flea problem will never disappear from your home.
Chemical vs Natural Methods
Sometimes people who use chemical flea treatment choose chemical product because of their effectiveness. Chemical based method is more effective than natural treatment. They can remove fleas in your home faster than natural methods, especially when you are dealing with massive flea problem. But chemical products have some weakness like health concern, sometimes people get suffer from this chemical product especially if you are very sensitive or allergic. Chemical product is more expensive than natural methods.
People who stand for natural methods said that chemical product effect is not worth risk, they think that chemical product is bad for your health. They believe that natural methods and product is safety for your dogs or cats and all family members. When using natural methods they don’t have to worry that chemical effect penetrating your pet and your family. Basically natural ways doesn’t mean it’s always safe for you health. For example is Pennyroyal tree, in fact it has toxic effect for your pets.
Another reason why they choose natural methods to get rid of flea from their home is because they believe that flea can adapt their environment, they can get immunity to these chemical product in every generation.
Before choosing your methods, hold in your mind that there are some territorial differences around the fleas. Perhaps some methods have good result in one place but useless in other area. It’s better to ask a local veterinary to consider what the effective method in your place is. Whenever you believe you are getting biased views, ask some people in your area and watch their opinion about it. Try to search another method to control and get rid of fleas on your house. There is a lot of methods to control flea and you might never heard it before so get some experiments with this
Last, you could get that you want to shift your methods around from time to time. If you only use one product in several years in a row, you might get the effectiveness decreased. In addition, a few years are worse than another, depend on the late winter, and you may require move earlier with harder formulas some years and relax a little more on milder formulas in another year