Boric acid is the secret that Pest Control companies don't want us to know about. It is not poisonous at all. It is mined from the Mojave Desert. It is the most economical and effective pest control on earth. It kills everything from ants to termites and everything in between! It is safe to use around children. It is used for diaper rash, eye wash and salves, etc. Look it up under Home Remedies for termites and see for your self. Borax is also safe and effective.
Never have tried it but I have fleas and soon will be trying it. O.k well I came up with put some jelly NO CHUNKY JELLY (chunky meaning with sliced fruit) and mix it in a bowl with lots of white food color mix until it turns white. Then smear with a butter knife over a white plastic lid ( you know, the kind on the large 1 gallon icecream that art teachers use for crayons) and put a candle or night light over it. Let it sit for 1 whole day, but check often to see what fleas stick. RESULTS MAY VARY. NEVER TRIED BEFORE
I have also heard the dawn remedy and will be trying it today on my cat but to the person that was asking about keeping them out of the yard..I have used SEVREN dust in the yard and around the house..you can buy it at Lowe's..etc...it also deters ticks and snakes.
i used large kosher salt. it worked. it helps with absorbing smell and moisture. i leave it on as lomg as possible for like aweek, vacuum then reapply
well i have a cat that doesnt flipping know how to clean herself properly and as a result she has them ....an the buggers are tryin to eat me to just today so i smothered myself in shower gel and on da place i know im most bitten >ankle< i rubbed it in evenly and they havent trouble me since and dat was a few hours ago! i just treid the salt method on the carpet and i made a concoction of salt water, mouthwash, hair conditioner, zoflora citrus spray, lemon lime washin liquid, some flea spray just a little because it can irritate skin! and the water has diluted it, these products have citric in them use any thing similar.... maybe you can modify it so u can spray, it on your beddin an furniture may be leave the flea spray or not and dilute the solution more oh and put this remedie in a spray bottle ive yet to see the resultz but i think it'll seems to be that anything acidic will work check labels.... ive got typical products which i used on my cat ... these remedies are great!
My rugs got really bad. So i grabbed the first thing I could find and sprayed my rug down... WINDEX. It kept them from jumping on my and the kids and then after an hour i vaccuumed it up. seemed to help quite a bit.
I invented this remidie called 'Fleas be Gone' you will need:* an air tight container, pet oatmeal shampoo, lemmon juice, lime juice, and salt. First, add 1/4 cup of oatmeal shampoo in the bowl. Second, add 3 tablespoons of lemmon juice in the bowl. Third, add 1 teaspoon of lime juice in the bowl. And last add a sprinkle of salt in the bowl and mix. I recomend keeping it the fridge, and do that every other day until they are gone. And add some powder garlic to there food. Good luck.
I wish i would have known about all of these different remedies to try before having to put my dog down due to fleas (allergies)....anyway, i live around sand, lots of sand, and it seems that the fleas are a lot larger in sandy areas and a lot harder to kill, i tried covering my dog in motor oil for like 3 days at a time, the fleas suffocate right away and fall off unfortunately they would come right back, she had scratched many sores which removed a lot of fur as well, so those who have said something about there animals scratching sores dont wait to start any kind of treatment, what i did was washed the area really good then put neosporan on it as though you would with your child once that healed up where there wasnt an open wound i then put motor oil for about 3 days again to kill any additional fleas and then washed her with dish soap until ALL oil was off then on her scared/scratched/balded areas i put NEW STOCK mixed with baby oil (new stock is found at feed store) it helped her fur grow back but you will have to be patient. unfortunately i couldnt get rid of the fleas in the yard so she got bad, going to try some of yalls suggestions, i have tried sevins and deamons dust or what ever...deamons has worked so far but it was mixed with something else and sprayed on the carpet it worked but it took about 2-3 weeks before i could really see a difference due to the different stages the fleas might have been in. i also have 2 tea cup chiwhawhas unlike my pit that i put down these guys are tiny little things like 3 lbs if that and i am scared that maybe some of this stuff might hurt them, any suggestions for the little ones....i have heard something about crysanthemum extract and water and then cover your pet in it, and your floors????? no harm at all but will kill ANY insect of ANY kind??? and was said to plant the flowers in the yard as well????
I want to thank everone for there advice! I used dishsoap and water in a spray-bottle and sprayed everything then i sprinkled epidson salt and salt all over the carpet and left it on the carpet for like 3 or 4 hours then vaccumed it really good and i sprayed my dog with the soap water and i havent seen a flea yet its been like 3 hours this stuff really works so try it before u go and buy the other stuff!!!!!:'> (any dishsoap works)
I've tried opening natural garlic capsules (powder form) in animal food, and it worked, but couldn't get that form any more after awhile. Tried borax last year, and it didn't work, but maybe I didn't do the pushing in with a broom bit, plus we live in a crowded house, and there is a lot of stuff in the way. So anyway, I found out about something else last year, and it was inexpensive, easy, and it worked. There is something called beneficial nematodes that you can get from a garden center, that eats flea larvae. You have to mix the package in water and let that set for awhile, then pour out in your yard, and keep wet for awhile. I remember doing it when a large rain was expected, so I wouldn't have to keep wetting it. It didn't do any good last year, so I figured it didn't work, or I'd done something wrong. However, this year there are no fleas. I guess last year's larvae got eaten so there are no flea babies this year!