By Nancy from Akron, OH
The fastest way to get fleas off your pets is to go to your vet and purchase a pill called Capstar. They are approximately $5.00 per pill, and you give your pet one pill. Within 15-30 minutes all the fleas are gone! You will most likely need to repeat the Capstar pill in 3 days time from the first pill. Capstar is safe and it is not a pesticide, but it sure does work.
It is by far the best stuff I have ever used on my little doggies for ridding them of fleas. Capstar and food grade DE combined will take care of your flea problems fast, cheaply, and most importantly effectively.
FYI - You can purchase the food grade DE at most pet feed stores, like Shar Kare and Buckerfields, and at most health food stores.
By Trisha MD from Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
I got a kitten Sunday night and noticed fleas on Monday. I put Biospot on her on Tuesday. I noticed more fleas so I gave her a bath 2x with Dawn soap and sprayed Raid and vacuumed. Today I didn't see any more on her. My question is does borax really work for carpeting and furniture?
While on vacation our house became infested with fleas. We don't have any animals that live at our house. What is the best method to getting rid of them? I am kind of scared of all the toxic bombs, but understand it may be necessary. Is there a certain brand that people prefer?
By Stella from Manchester, WA
Dry Borax left down for 2 to 3 weeks before you vacuum. Each average size carpeted room gets 1 and a half to 2 cups sprinkled into carpet (collander works well) little more in soft furniture. Keep fleas dead and gone for year and a half or more. Leave down the proper waiting period to cover life cycle of egg larvae and adult. When first spread fleas will be active because they are dying.
We have fleas in our bedroom from cats. I let the mama cat in to have her babies, and oh boy was I ever wrong. We are infested with fleas in the carpet. I don't know what to do. Please help me.
By Alice from Tifton, GA
A white dish with soapy water with a light by it will attract them and they cannot break the surface tension of the soapy water. The adults are attracted by the warmth of an old fashion light bulb and the white of the dish. You will continue to have problems until all the eggs hatch, but this will bring some relief from the biting adults.
I took the advise posted about washing my kitten in Dawn for fleas and I believe it worked because she stopped scratching. And I sprayed my carpet with apple cider vinegar not white. But I feel itchy; I think there are more in my carpet. Should I spray the white vinegar now or just buy some flea spray for my carpet and my house?
By Suhaylah from Bronx, NY
Use a mixture of 1 part salt to one part baking soda, you can apply with a flour sifter, to all your carpet, sofa & chairs leave down for 48 hours then vaccum. This works better than anything I have ever tried. We were flea city here in North Texas this spring and summer, not to mention cheap neighbors who just live with the itch. We order a spray for the yards and patio that has a growth inhibitor, also an insecticide you can put on with a miracle grow sprayer. Had to treat the outside 3 times this year, but the sopfa and chairs and carpets only once.
Another solution is go to the feed store and buy food quality DE and apply the same way you do the salt & soda, it
works but much more expensive
I have been invaded with fleas and I am at my wits end with them. My two house cats managed to be completely infested as well after being treated with Frontline on a monthly basis. We have used the flea foggers and pesticide sprays in the house with no results, we have tried Pine Sol, salt, and baking soda, vinegar, and eucalyptus oil along with vacuuming several times daily and steam mopping and steaming my furniture. I have all hardwood flooring does anybody have any other ideas that I could try? I am open to suggestions as I am to the point of desperation, these things are eating me and my kids alive!
By Teresa0318 from Macksburg, OH
I'm beginning to think we have super fleas or something of the sort! These little guys will not die. Since my last posting we have had Orkin come in and spray the house with no results, as soon as I entered the house they were jumping on me, we have used Adams flea and tick bombs with again no results, still vacuuming at least once daily usually twice or more a day when possible, and we have sprayed the Adams flea and tick spray all over the house.
My poor kitties are outside in a building for the time being since we are trying to combat these things in the house and on the cats at the same time. Someone told me to try putting the cedar bedding throughout my house and that would help, does anybody have any insight on this?
How do you get rid of fleas in your house?
Spray your house with demise or precor. I am so allergic, I end up in hospital. If you are having the same, Use SSS original from avon, to soothe use witch hazel. Advantage or frontline animals. Then spray. Bombs only kill the center of the room fleas lay there eggs under and in. Can get fleas even with no pets. Keep off grass. They will come in on clothes. Take blankets if you can and pillows put in dryer for 20 minutes to get them hot enough to kill them. Before bed. Vacum 2 to 3 times a day. They hate citrus smell, so buy a perfume or lotion with it smelling like limes or something along that line. I also put bounce dryer sheets ( generic works) tuck in my chest and bed under sofa pillows. Hope this helps.
We are about to start a job remodeling a house for a man that has carpeting thru out his house and it is infested with fleas. You just walk into the room and you are instantly covered with the little devils. I read on this site that borax and diatomaceous earth will get rid of them. What is borax? Is it a laundry aid or is it something else altogether? What are the price ranges of these products and how long will it take to kill the devils before we can start working in the house? Thank you for your time and kindness. God bless you and your loved ones.
Anyone else gonna tell that the Borax will make your cats sick? One response said this & I am really concerned as I have 2 precious indoor kitties! I know that Pine-Sol will make them sick (husband used to shampoo carpets & cat almost died!). I don't want to do anything that will hurt my pets! Am using the diatomaceous earth, but it is very slow acting. Would really appreciate the help! Am gonna spray with citrus scented spray to see if that helps.