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Barb

FLEAS: I have had a terrible time getting rid of fleas till now. Borax laundry soap. Vacuum your carpet really good. Then sprinkle the Borax over your carpet. Use a broom and work it down into the fibers of your carpet really good. Don't vacuum for a week unless you have to. The fleas will eat the Borax. It will cause them to dehydrate and die. Repeat the process every week or so for a month. It really works, it's cheap and it is safe to use if you have small children.

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Anonymous

I tried this and it worked great. I heard that the fleas don't eat it, but actually the Borax dries up the oils on the surface of the flea which dehydrates and kills it.

Melissa

This really does work. I have used this method several times. I have a dog that lives indoors. Anytime I have a flea problem I sprinkle borax all over house and by my doors outside and out in the yard where my dog runs. It works very well.

Anonymous

I had tried the borex in the carpet it didn't work...I left it in for 1 week and there was still fleas jumping around.

Anonymous

I tried this too and it didn't work. As an experiment I trapped a flea and put it in a jar with a layer of borax at the bottom. Two days later and the flea is still alive. Borax didn't kill my fleas!

I've also heard salt works. Maybe I'll run the same experiment with that.

vet asst.

Borax does work if you use it correctly. After you sprinkle it into your carpet work it in well with a broom or your feet. The borax will dehydrate the flea and cause it to become sterile. Fleas reproduce every 3 to 5 days. so if you kill one cycle of fleas you still have several more cycles to kill. there eggs are every where. so you have to be patient. It normally takes on average anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks kill kill all stages of fleas. If you have a professional come out to treat your home for fleas the solution they use is BORAX.

Michigan

We have four poodles and live in the country with alot of acreage. The Borax Does work. We never have fleas.

Amy

I used Borax and could not get it out of my carpet. I began to have health problems from the Borax. I vacumed, carpet raked and steam cleaned repeatedly and eventually had to replace the carpet. It was a tight loop carpet.

Ruth

I HAVE HEARD THAT BORAX DOES KILL THE FLEAS..I HAD A TERRIABLE TIME FOR TWO YEARS IN A ROW.AND IT IS DEPRESSING TO HAVE A PEST LIKE THEM BITING YOU AND BITING THE ANIMALS,THE FLEAS BITES YOUR ANIAMALS AND SUCK THE BLOOD OUT OF THEM UNTIL THEY TURN INTO AN ENEMIC ANIMAL..THEN TURNS TO DEATH FOR THEM..I HAD TO WASH MY CATS SEVERAL TIMES FOR I SEEN BLOOD ON THE BACK AND TAILS AND WHEN I WASHED THEM IT WAS NOTHING BUT BLOOD..I USED BORAX ON MY CARPET AND IT DOES WORK..LONG AS YOU SPREAD THE BORAX LIKE YOU SUPPOSE TO.AS I FOUND OUT I WAS DOING IT WRONG.SINCE I HAVE A BAD CASE OF THE FLEAS,I HAVE TO KEEP REPEATING IT..I EMAILED SOMEONE ABOUT BORAX AND THE COMPANY THAT MADE IT.I TOLD THEM I COULDN'T FIND BORAX AND I TOLD THEM WHAT I WANTED IT FOR..AS FOR ME TELLING THEM THAT I HEAR BORAX CAN BE USED FOR FLEAS IN THE HOME AND THEY SENT ME COUPONS FOR MY COMMENT...I WAS SURPRIZED TO GET THEM..IF ANYONE TELLS YOU THAT IT DON'T WORK IT DOES,,ITS BECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO USE IT LIKE I DID..ITS DOING A GOOD JOB AND I STILL HAVE SOME BUT I HAVE TO REPEAT THE PROCESS AGAIN..

Eileen-Lakeland, Fl

Borax works if you use it correctly. One other thing I do to help speed up the process is: Pour alcohol in a bowl and place any fleas that jump on you into it. Fleas will die in 10 seconds.

Anonymous

Does the borax work on wood floors? And can you use it as a spray?

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