Fleas are generally very small and like to attack your dogs and cats. But, if you’ve ever experienced fleas and treated your pets to repulse them, you’ll realize that they will take a human host if necessary.
That’s why you should focus on killing fleas, not simply repulsing them from your pets.
It’s worth noting that fleas can carry a surprising array of diseases, including bubonic plague, Murine typhus, and tularemia, as well as many others.
If you think you have a flea issue it’s best to contact the professionals. You can and should find out more info about your local firm. Having their number handy can be a life-saver when you’re facing a pest issue.
Of course, you can try your own flea remedies, the following home remedies are usually effective against fleas. If they aren’t successful then click here and speak to the professionals.
1. Baking Soda
Baking soda is useful in dozens of different ways around your home. Eliminating fleas is just one of the things it can do.
Simply sprinkle baking soda onto your carpets and even your soft furnishings. Work the baking soda into the carpets with a stiff brush and leave it to sit for 30 minutes before vacuuming the carpet. The baking soda prevents the fleas from gripping the fibers of the carpet, allowing you to vacuum them up.
Just make sure you empty the vacuum well away from your home, especially if it’s a bagless vacuum.
2. Dish Soap
This is great because it’s something you have at home anyway. You can use dish soap to create a flea trap. Simply put a tablespoon of dish soap in a cup of water and mix. Then put the mixture in a shallow bowl and leave it in the middle of a flea-infested room. The fleas will be attracted by the moisture but the dish soap acts as a glue, trapping them and killing them.
It s best to do this at night and to repeat every night until you don’t catch any fleas.
Salt can be spread across your carpets in the same way that baking soda is. The difference is that you’ll want to use finely grounded salt and then leave it in-situ for two days.
The salt dehydrates the fleas, literally sucking the water out of their bodies. This causes them to die, allowing you to vacuum them up and dispose of them well away from your home.
4. Diatomaceous Earth
This very fine powder is completely natural and comes from ancient fossils. It has no negative effect on humans but is full of tiny sharp edges. These will cut the fleas hard outer skeleton and cause them to dehydrate, effectively killing them.
5. Lemon Spray
Lemon spray is actually very effective at reducing the pain of a wasp sting! But, it can also work to kill fleas. Place a pint of water in a saucepan and add one lemon thinly sliced. Bring the mixture to the boil and let it simmer for five minutes. Then, leave it to cool and stew overnight. In the morning add the contents to a spray bottle and spray your soft furnishings.
Not only will they smell nice but the citrus solution will kill the fleas.
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