Is It Safe to Flea Bomb My House With Puppies?

by Chris Miksen
You'll spend plenty of time outside while the flea bomb does its duty.

You'll spend plenty of time outside while the flea bomb does its duty.

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Flea bombs, also known as foggers, dispense flea-killing chemicals in aerosol form in homes. Flea bombs are completely safe to use if you have a puppy as long as he isn't inside your house while the fogger's doing its flea-eliminating business.

Leaving the House

Just before you set off the flea bomb, get Rex ready to go -- collar on, leash attached, the whole 9 yards. Soon as you activate the fogger, get your butts outside immediately. Most foggers require you to stay out of the house for two to four hours. You'll likely have to chill out at a park, with lots of fresh water at hand, or somewhere similar, since you can't bring Rex and his fleas to someone's house. When you return home, open up some windows and power on a fan or two to help ventilate the area.

Flea Prevention

Flea bombs address the problem of blood-sucking fleas inside your home. They do nothing for the fleas that infest your pup. Without preventing fleas in the first place, those on your dog will reinfest your home. Talk to your vet about Rex's fleas prior to bombing your house. Oral and topical medications are the most common ways to ward off the parasites.

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About the Author

Located in Pittsburgh, Chris Miksen has been writing instructional articles on a wide range of topics for online publications since 2007. He currently owns and operates a vending business. Miksen has written a variety of technical and business articles throughout his writing career. He studied journalism at the Community College of Allegheny County.

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