The first thing you have got to do is invest in a flea collar. Although these do not work to correct a flea problem they will help to prevent them when used with other preventative measures as well. The best thing about the flea collar dog is that they only cost a few dollars so it is not a big deal that it is only minimally effective.
The next thing that you want to do it gets your pet flea drops. You can buy these both in a department store such as Wal-Mart as well as in prescription strength through a veterinarian. Most likely the drops that you get through a vet will work better but if you cannot afford to go to the vet than the drops in the store are a good alternative. In many cases just a couple drops on the back of the collar area on your pet will keep fleas somewhat at bay for about three months.
You will also want to purchase some sort of flea powder for your furniture and carpets as well. It used to be that these powders didn’t smell very great but they have improved over the years and will definitely help to keep fleas off of your furniture and out of your carpet.
Having a pet can be a lot of work and often very frustrating much like having children. Fleas only add to the frustration so your better off handing the problem before it gets to bad. It will be worth the money you spend.