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Salt for Inexpensive Flea Prevention

When I lived in OK, I lived in the country as it was less expensive. However, there were fields and woods in my neighborhood. Fields and woods means lots of wild animals; including deer and mice. I constantly had fleas and ticks and they were a nasty problem, for a while. They were in the yard, in the house, in my bed and everywhere.


I finally spoke with a veterinarian and I was told to sprinkle salt everywhere I had fleas and ticks. "The rock salt you get when you make ice cream is best for the yard, but just regular table salt works great also." the vet said. I used the rock salt in the yard and the table salt in the house because I really didn't want to vacuum up rock salt. It worked great. No more fleas or ticks, and the yard did not suffer any damage to it, like when you put ice melt down.

The rest of the time I lived in OK and since I moved to NE, I have not had severe problems with fleas or ticks. When I notice some in the house, I just get the salt shaker out and get rid of them. Then, I sprinkle some rock salt in the yard to make sure I don't bring anymore into the house. My dog has only had fleas once.


By Donna S. from Beatrice, NE

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October 19, 20112 found this helpful

So, this did not kill your grass? The fleas have been bad here this summer for my animals!

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December 28, 20130 found this helpful

I guess this year I will try this as my yard is infested with fleas due to the abandoned house next door that had grass up almost to the roof. The county got involved and made the guy come and cut the grass and every since I have had nothing but fleas.


I have 3 outdoor dogs and I have spent thousands of dollars on stuff for them. Nothing helps them. I try hard to make sure I brush myself off before coming in the house but my 3 indoor cats keep getting fleas. This is a never ending story for me anymore.

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April 8, 20180 found this helpful

I'm going to try this, too. Haven't heard about salt but will surely give it a try.

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July 12, 20180 found this helpful

did the rock salt kill your grass

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