Spray Your Yard
Fleas and ticks may find their way into your home, but you can bet that they came from outside, most likely hitching a ride from your dog or cat. For flea infestations and prevention, you're going to have to spray your yard. Your local hardware store will have a selection of pesticides that prevent a host of insects, fleas and ticks included. Most are diluted with water and sprayed onto the yard with a sprayer that works with your garden hose. Follow the directions for use on the bottle and make sure you spray when the yard is dry, and then allow it to fully dry before you allow your pets back into the yard. Regular preventive spraying, twice a year, will go a long way toward preventing pet pests year round.