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Good Remedy for Fleas?

What is a good flea cure?

By Charlene from Pittsburgh, PA

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August 30, 20120 found this helpful

For the house? Sift 2 cups for average carpeted room of 20 mule team Borax. Leave 2 weeks before you vacuum. No fleas in the house for a long time.

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August 31, 20120 found this helpful

On another posted question asking for a child safe way to get rid of fleas, I read a answer that has worked amazingly well for us-sprinkle a good layer of table salt on carpeting, beds-yours and the pets, and upholstered furniture and leave overnight. Vacuum up the next morning and repeat weekly for several weeks to end the flea life cycles.

We had been battling a flea infestation due to our very soggy weather over the past year here in Scotland. We'd tried everything including pesticides and were very careful to follow the instructions but the fleas kept coming back. Then I read the answer posted by a member named Stefanilynn and we gave her tip a try.

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So far so good and it's been a couple of weeks. We went away on holiday for three days and applied the salt just before leaving. I vacuumed it up when we got home and did find dead fleas in the vacuum cup.

The salt works! If you need a pets and child friendly way to rid your home of fleas, this is the way to go.

Make sure to treat pets with something too-but not the salt because that will irritate the pet's skin, and when they groom they will ingest far too much salt for their good health. We chose to use monthly Frontline treatment for our cat because he was really suffering from the fleas, but there are other products out there to chose from.

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