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It would be easier on your pets and the carpet if you protect the pets with some form of Frontline or Pet Armor. Eventually the fleas in the carpet die because the pets are protected and they have no meal tickets anymore. What you are doing is just going around in circles from carpet to animals and vice versa. You will never get rid of fleas that way cause no matter how much you bath them they still will pick up fleas from the carpet. You will never get them all from the carpet either. Start by applying protection to the pets, they will be happier, and half your problem will be solved. Then kill the fleas that are left in the carpet.
I use Suave shampoo. It kills the fleas on contact. I wash both my dog and cat with it. Although I don't think it kills the eggs and larvae.
I don't like the chemical remedies as, in my opinion, they don't work! And you can only use them once a month. My Husband was putting some on my dog and a flea ran right through it and kept on going just like the Energizer Bunny!
Try washing your animal, your bedding, the animals bedding, and vacuuming all carpets and furniture. Good Luck and Good Hunting
Salt is not a good idea on carpets. My 3 kittens have raw (and obviously irritated) paw pads on their little feet because the salt dried their paws out and they are irritated and they keep licking them and they seem to be tender and kind of puffy. Please reconsider using salt. If you do, vacuum it up immediately. Don't leave it overnight as suggested. Please learn from my mistake and spare your kitties the trouble. Thank you :)
Yes, I tried this. It rusted my vacuum cleaner. Not a good idea.
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