Why your carpet is a safe-haven for fleas and how to get rid of them

Your carpet may be harboring fleas, leaving your pets and your family vulnerable to infestation.

Providing adequate flea and tick control for your dog is critical because once these biting bugs make it into your home, there are a number of places where they can safely hide and breed. According to Vet West Animal Hospitals, your carpet is a particularly inviting location for fleas.

Flea eggs may lay dormant for a long period of time, hiding deep in the fibers of your carpet. That means that even if you've treated an obvious outbreak, you may find yourself dealing with a new generation of fleas several weeks or even months in the future.

Once the eggs hatch and the larvae mature, these little bugs can leap great distances, infesting your dog, cat or even family members. To protect your home from these unwanted critters, use Hartz® UltraGuard Plus® Flea & Tick Carpet Powder. This will neutralize fleas and ticks, as well as any eggs or larvae and ensure you and your loved ones are safe from irritating bug bites.

This content is provided by the flea prevention experts at Hartz®. From flea drops to flea treatments for the home and yard, we have the solution for you.