– Vacuum and clean upholstery and carpet regularly to control flea infestations. – Wash bedding, especially your dog’s bedding, frequently to kill any lurking fleas. – Take precautions around sheds and crawl spaces. Flea and tick-ridden animals like to hang out in these areas. – Mow your lawn. – Trim shrubs and other flora in your yard. – Keep the lids on your garbage cans firmly closed. Trash often attracts animals that may be carriers.