What Is An End Of Lease Flea Treatment And How You Can DeFlea Your Property?

Have you thought about end of lease flea treatment as part of your overall end of lease cleaning plan? You might not have considered it yet but you really want to check your rental agreement. Many agreements now require this pest control measure – and not just if you have pets.

No one wants to leave fleas behind. Therefore, you want to make sure any flea infestation is dealt with. You want to do this to ensure the safety of you and your family, and the safety of your pets if you have them. Further, you want to make sure that any infestations are dealt with to ensure that you get your bond back. 

How do I know if I have fleas?

Believe it or not, you can get fleas even if you don’t have pets. So, don’t avoid the end of lease flea treatment just because you don’t have a pet. There would be nothing worse than assuming you don’t have this issue only to find that you are now arguing about getting your bond back. 

Surprisingly, many people don’t know what fleas look like. Fleas often get mistaken for dust mites or similar. Fleas are tiny little parasitic insects no more than 3mm long. They are usually brown but can be a reddish colour. They have flat bodies that are designed to make it easy for them to move through animal fur and carpets

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End of Lease Flea Treatment – Home Remedies You Have In The Pantry.

Never fear, end of lease flea treatment need not be expensive. There are a number of home remedies that you can try, using ingredients that you will already have in the cupboard. Check these out and see if they work for you:

Dish Soap

One of the most common home remedies for end of lease flea treatment is to place dish soap around the house. What you need to do is place a flat dish on the floor of each room. Then, you should add a layer of water and a small amount of dish soap. In the middle of each plate you would put a lit tea candle. These candles will attract fleas in your house and they will get stuck in the dish. 

Vinegar based flea spray

If the dish soap option doesn’t work, it’s time to look toward to the wonder ingredient in any kitchen pantry. That’s right, we are talking about vinegar.

Fleas hate the smell of vinegar. So, a great end of lease flea treatment is to make a mix of half water, half vinegar, and spray it around the house where you notice potential infestations around the house.

You may also want to spray this flea repellant on your dog or cat directly. However, do make sure that you have checked them for any wounds before doing so as you don’t want to get vinegar in an open cut. 

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A baking soda or salt vacuum

The next option we have for an all natural end of lease flea treatment is to make use of baking soda and your vacuum. For this to work, you need to coat your carpet and any furniture that gets left behind at the end of your lease with baking soda. You should then use  a strong brush, especially on the carpet, to ensure that the baking soda is rubbed effectively into the fabric.

After leaving the baking soda to sit for a while you should then vacuum. Lastly, make sure you remove the vacuum cleaner bag from the house ASAP. If any fleas have survived as you do not want to re-infest your house. 

If you don’t want to use baking soda, you can achieve a similar result with salt. Salt naturally dehydrates and can be used as an end of lease flea treatment. Just leave the salt to sit in your carpets and on your furniture for a day or two before vacuuming.

Lemon spray on infected areas

If the above options have not worked, you may want to try using a lemon spray for your end of lease flea treatment.

To create this spray, you need to slice a lemon thinly and boil it in half a litre of water. After you have brought your water to boil, you should leave it sitting in the pot overnight so that it can fully infuse the lemon. This will also allowing the solution to cool down. 

After cooling, you should put the solution in a spray bottle ready for use. This solution should then be sprayed on infested areas. It is important that you only dampen those infested areas. You do not need to soak them. 

Rosemary & herbal flea powder

The final natural flea treatment we wanted to share today is an infusion of rosemary, rue, wormwood, fennel and peppermint. For this treatment to work you need to mix these herbs in a mortar and pestle, grinding them until you have created a powder. Next, you should then sprinkle this powder on those areas where you are worried about a flea infestation – carpets, furniture and curtains.

We have shared with you 5 different all natural options for end of lease flea treatments in this article, and we do hope that these options do work for you. If they do not work, then you may have to engage the services of a professional. After all, you want to ensure that you get your bond back and, to do that, you need to make sure that fleas are gone. 

No one wants fleas, and no one wants an argument with their landlord or the Property Manager at a Real Estate Agency. It may be that engaging a professional to conduct an end of lease flea treatment is the best way to do this. As experts, they know what landlords are looking for and work towards a checklist to ensure you get your bond back. They will also guarantee their work. This is especially vital if you definitely have an infestation.

End of Lease Flea Treatment – The Process

A professional end of lease flea treatment takes the stress out of moving house – it’s stressful enough to know that you have to deal with this infestation in the process.

A professional will turn up on time, identify the problem and ensure that they complete their treatment in a timely manner. They will provide you with all the evidence you need to prove your flea infestation has been dealt with to ensure that you get your bond back. 

End of lease flea treatment is not a time bound process. Whilst your chosen professional may be able to give you an estimate of how long a treatment will take, you can be confident that they won’t leave before the job is done. With these treatments you are paying for results, you are not paying by the hour. When you are quoted a price, you are being quoted to ensure that the job gets done. 

With an end of lease flea treatment, it’s best if you have all of your furniture already out of the house. It can also be helpful if you have already done a thorough vacuum of the house yourself to ensure that some adult fleas are already removed. This should help save you some time, and potentially some money, as the work required may be easier if the treatment doesn’t have to be delivered around furniture and other obstructions. 

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We have shared with you a number of all-natural end of lease flea treatment options to choose from and try. If they work for your circumstances, this makes us very happy. Unfortunately sometimes a natural treatment will not fully satisfy your landlord or quell a particularly large infestation. In this case, you may want to get in touch with us. 

If you are about to move, and you are worried about a flea infestation being an issue in your home, please don’t hesitate to get in touch today for a no obligation quote. You can also create a customer quote on our website by clicking the quote me” button below. Make sure to add the bond cleaning extra plus any optional extras that you need such as the end of lease flea treatment. We want to ensure that you get a stress free result and your bond back. 

Our professional pest control technicians will complete the end of lease flea treatment after the bond cleaning service has been completed. This approach is what gives you the best chance of success and ensures the infestation is removed. We have the latest equipment and we guarantee our results. 

Do yourself a favour and take the weight off your shoulders. If you are after an end of lease flea treatment in Sydney, give us a call today.

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