Your cat may be the purr-fect addition to your family, but that doesn’t mean they don’t come with their own set of problems. The same way you wouldn’t invite a friend over to your house without telling them about any possible dangers and risks, you shouldn’t invite a cat into your home without telling them about the risks as well either. That being said, it’s important to understand the different risks posed by a feline friend and how you can prevent them from coming back again and again.
If you have more than one cat in your home, it doesn’t take long for them to realize that other cats are lurking just outside of their territory waiting for their chance to pounce on unsuspecting prey. This is one of the main reasons why many people opt to keep outside cats rather than letting their cat inside their home. Outside cats don’t have access to these same temptations that an inside cat would if they were allowed access into your house or apartment. Not only are they often able to get away from other cats that may try to bother or attack them, but they also don’t have access to fleas like an indoor cat might if you bring them inside with you.
Can cat fleas spread in the house?
Another risk that a cat poses is the possibility of fleas and other parasites. Just like your dogs, cats are susceptible to getting fleas. And just like with your dogs, if you have an infestation of fleas in your home, then you’ll need to take precautions before letting any more cats into your home. This can be accomplished by either doing a thorough cleaning of your home or taking preventative measures such as spraying out the air with different types of insecticides.
It might seem easy enough to keep your cat outside if they were infested with fleas and other parasites, but what about once they’re done being treated? If you leave them outside for long periods of time after treatment, then those parasites can quickly come back. This is why it’s important to make sure that all members of the family who are part of the household understand how to responsibly care for their pet so that when they’re allowed inside again, they won’t spread their problems around with them.
How do you get rid of cat fleas in house?
Getting rid of cat fleas in your home can be challenging, but not impossible. You can actually get rid of the fleas on your cat by washing them with a mix of water and hydrogen peroxide. This will kill the fleas on your pet, as well as any that might have already infested your home. You should also make sure to wash down all areas where you think the flea might have spread, such as couches and carpets.
To prevent future infestations, it’s important to keep your pets away from sources of food and water for up to two hours after you clean these areas thoroughly.
How long do cat fleas live in the home?
Estimates place the average lifespan of a cat flea to be about two months. This means that after you’ve spent some time cleaning up your home, you may find yourself dealing with the same fleas again within a couple of weeks.
The other main risk posed by an indoor cat is that they are responsible for spreading fleas (and any other pests) as well as diseases to people in your home. Fleas can only live on one host for so long before they start to die and then need to find new hosts to feed on. This means that if you own an indoor cat and have guests over, there is an increased risk of both the host carrying fleas and those guests being infested with the parasites at some point down the line. If you keep your outdoor cats inside, this risk is greatly reduced since outdoor cats are not exposed to these same risks until they come back inside on their own free will.
When it comes to preventing these risks from coming back again and again, there are a few ways that you can do so:
– Keep your indoor cat indoors and your outdoor cat outdoors
– Keep all cats indoors or only let one into the house at a time
– Clean out your home regularly
Will fleas infest my house?
As previously mentioned, if your indoor cat can’t get access to fleas, then they might not be able to carry them into your home. But that doesn’t mean they can’t bring them with them either. Thus, it’s important to be aware of how you move your cats around so you can prevent this from happening.