Fleas. The word itself makes many homeowners shudder, especially if they also happen to have pets. After all, these pesky insects may be tiny, but a flea infestation can mean big trouble for your pet, your home and you.
Many homeowners wonder, do fleas die in the dryer? Can they drown in the washing machine, or is washing flea-infested items a waste of time? When you find even one flea in your living space, it’s tempting to toss everything you own—sheets, clothing, cushion covers, your dog’s bed—into the wash. While it seems as if that should take care of the problem, the reality isn’t quite so straightforward. Let’s take a look at the facts.
Can Fleas Drown in the Washing Machine?
Before we delve into whether fleas can survive a trip through the spin cycle, it’s important to understand a bit more about these tiny, fascinating insects—what they are, what they do … Read Full Post »