Leeann from Kearneysville, WV
Wash the animal with dawn dish soap this will kill fleas. Use borax on your carpets. Sprinkle, let sit a few minutes then vacuum and dispose of sweeper bag. You may need to do this a few times, but it will work. (12/04/2007)
Someone told me Palmolive dish soap. She was a kennel breeder so I wonder.
As for yourself - undoubtedly you get them on yourself ?
I had 4 or 5 on me this last week because the flea problem from summer was so UNGODLY - so I decided I would use some of the Sergents flea & tick on MYSELF (whether thats recommended or approved or not) to try to ease the problem ! I mixed 1/3 part sergents with 2/3 parts of Irish Spring shower gel on my shower puff & i haven't seen any more on me! I have done this 3 times this past week!
I didn't want to overdo it - but the other shower gel masks the mediciny smell of the Sergents but I really do feel the fleas got a dose of the poison anyway
from the land of the free & the brave
if not nutty & impetuous (12/06/2007)
There truly is no such thing. The only sure way to get rid of them is to call an exterminator and treat your pets with products that are vet recommended. (12/06/2007)
Another thing that is helpful is to spray the wintergreen scented rubbing alcohol on the animal, as well as on furniture, carpets and bedding.
I usually spray it on them as soon as they come in from outside. (12/06/2007)
If on an animal, this is what we did when we went thru a tight $ time and couldn't afford the Frontline (it is worth it, esp. if you have a carpeted house --it will get infested and get you and family too). I combed the animal w/ a flea comb and grabbed each flea as caught, dipped it into a (safely placed) cup of rubbing alcohol--DEAD-zo!. You will need to comb every few days and do it thoroughly. (12/06/2007)
Not sure if you mean for your pet or if they are in your house (such as in carpet). If your pet has fleas, mix some minced garlic into their food for a while. Fleas hate garlic and will abandon your pet as they find the blood will taste too garlicky. (12/06/2007)
By Cathy from Townsville, QLD
I have found if you put Dawn dish washing liquid in the floor scrubber it kills the fleas in carpet, (12/07/2007)
This worked for me and was recommended by a vet. To remove from the pet:
4 parts baby shampoo with 1 part liquid lemon dish detergent
Wet pet down and lather up.
Keep on for 10 minutes, then rinse.
You can literally see the dead fleas drop right off.
You may need to repeat this a couple times, but it
won't harm your pet and they'll smell good too.
I use the baby shampoo bottle and just mark it
as pet shampoo.
sprinkle with powdered borax you buy in the laundry department at your store.
Sprinkle on and let set 30 minutes to an hour. Over night is better. Then vacuum. It kills fleas and their eggs, does not harm your pet AND it freshens your carpet/furniture.
Onions and garlic can lead to damage to red blood cells which in turn can lead to severe anemia. This includes raw, cooked and dried versions of these plants. Individual animals appear to vary in how susceptible they are to the toxic effects. When the anemia is severe it can lead to lethargy, weakness, organ failure and death. In severe cases treatment may require blood transfusions and significant hospital time.
Never feed a cat or dog onion or garlic. Even some baby foods contain garlic so watch your labels if using baby food meat for pups or kittens. (12/11/2007)
By Kathie B
Borax & powders are ok but they do have downsides. One is that they don't do anything to kill the eggs(sorry). Fleas can be so frustrating but the # ONE thing most folks miss is finding the source. Once you can address that you are 1/2 way home.I've written an informational article that will help I'm sure. I sell nothing on the site just impart info and tips that has taken me 25 years to learn. You can do it yourself if you arm yourself with a little know how.
Hope it helps.
By Dutch 1962
I once used a night light with a bowl of water underneath it. The fleas are attracted to the light & then drown. I hope this helps.
By Christine L
This will help catch and kill fleas as well as determine when you have gotten rid of every last one of them so they can't breed. Put liquid dish washing soap and water in a shallow dish/pan such as a glass baking dish on the floor (or wherever) at night. The majority of the lights in the room need to be turned off.
Put a turned on lamp next to it. The fleas will jump at the light and fall into the soapy water which will
kill them. When you have a morning with no dead fleas in water, you will know they are all gone. Just be careful that your lamp is stable and no pets will knock it over into the water. I used this method myself when fleas got into everything because of bringing a barn cat inside the house to live. It really works. You can also use it to test if you have fleas. (01/20/2008)
By Four Winds Collection
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