How to Get Rid of Fleas or Chiggers in the House

Sarah Coennen

Chiggers and fleas alike are both unwanted house pests. They typically start as an infestation on a house pet and reproduce quickly. Before you know it, there is not a single room you can walk into without getting bitten by one or the other. There are ways to treat these obnoxious and somewhat painful pests.


Treat any house pet that has a flea problem. Once the animal is treated, do not take them back to the house before treatment of the house. If there is heavy infestation, it might be beneficial to bomb twice and stay out of the house overnight.


Do not stay in the house while it is being bombed.

  1. Empty cabinets in the kitchen. Cover dishes and food with sheets. Cover all decorations and anything else you do not feel like cleaning when you get home.

  2. Leave furniture exposed, particularly cloth furniture where fleas might live.

  3. Put on a face mask or hold your breath as the fog starts going off.

  4. Start at the back of the house, farthest away from the door. Set off one bomb in a small- to medium-sized room. Put two or more bombs in larger rooms.

  5. Leave the house for at least four hours.

  6. Spray insecticide around the perimeter of your house to ensure the fleas and chiggers do not return.