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Getting Rid of Fleas in Human HairSometimes in the case of a bad flea infestation, fleas will also get into the hair of the pet's owners. This is a page about getting rid of fleas in human hair.

 

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My Home is Infested With FleasThis is a page about my home is infested with fleas. Even if you do not personally have pets, your home can still become infested with fleas that you need to get rid of.

 

A dog scratching his fleas.

Home Remedies for FleasFleas can be extremely difficult to get rid of when trying to avoid toxic remedies. With perseverance home remedies can work. This is a page about home remedies for fleas.

 

A man itching his head.

Tiny Black Bugs Making Head ItchFleas like humans almost as much as dogs, and can be the cause of your itchy head. This is a page about tiny black bugs making head itch.

 

An indoor cat scratching at flea bites.

Nothing is Working to Get Rid FleasFinding the most effective product and diligence on followup treatments are absolutely needed to eradicate a flea problem. This is a page about nothing is working to get rid of the fleas.

 

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Use Ammonia to Kill FleasAmmonia applied to carpets where your dogs and cats sleep can be effective in killing fleas. Be sure to let animals out while you do this. This is a page about using ammonia to kill fleas.

 

Getting Rid of Fleas in Bedding. Upclose photo of a flea.

Getting Rid of FleasFleas reproduce very quickly so it is best to get rid of them as soon as you become aware of them. Not only do you need to get them off your pets, you need to get rid of them in your home too. This is a page about getting rid of fleas.

 

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Purpose of the FleaWhat is the purpose of the flea? How does it benefit the environment? Does anyone know? - Suzzette

 

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Getting Fleas Off PeopleI have fleas in my nose! What do I wash my face with? Or do to my nostrils? I have washed my hair with Dawn and also with dog shampoo?

 

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Killing Fleas on FurnitureThis is a page about killing fleas on furniture. When your house becomes infested with fleas, they can take up residence in and on your furniture.

 

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Getting Rid of Fleas in an ApartmentThis is a page about getting rid of fleas in an apartment. Whether your pet has picked up fleas or they were resident in your new apartment before you moved in it can be a chore to get rid of them.

 

A wall with fleas in it.

Fleas Inside of WallsThis is a page about fleas inside of walls. Fleas inside your home can be difficult to get rid of.

 

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Getting Rid of Fleas in BeddingThis is a page about getting rid of fleas in bedding. Removing fleas from your bedding will be a big help in stopping them from spreading throughout your home.

 

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Child Safe Remedies for FleasIf you are struggling with fleas when you have young children, be sure to use a product that will not be toxic. This is a page about child safe remedies for fleas.

 

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Getting Rid of Fleas in Your YardOne of the main sources of fleas coming in on your pets is your yard. Keep fleas out of your home by removing them from your yard. This is a page about getting rid of fleas in your yard.

 

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Getting Rid of Fleas in a Toddler's HairThis is a page about getting rid of fleas in a toddler's hair. Children can pick up fleas from infested pets.

 

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Eco-Friendly Flea RemediesThis is a page about eco-friendly flea remedies. Most flea remedies use harsh and sometimes toxic chemicals. There are some eco-friendly options that are safer for your pet and the environment.

 

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Brewer's Yeast for FleasThis is a page about using brewer's yeast for fleas. There are many ways to get rid of fleas from you pet, home and yard. Avoid the toxic and expensive chemicals at the pet store and try a non-toxic home remedy.

 

A cat laying on orange carpet.

How to Get Rid of Fleas in CarpetIf your house has gotten fleas in the carpet, it can be a lot of work to remove all the fleas and their eggs. Here are some great ideas on how to get rid of fleas in carpet.

 

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Getting Rid of Fleas NaturallyThis is a page about getting rid of fleas naturally. Whether they are in your home, on your pet, or in your yard fleas are a nuisance to have around. Killing them without toxic chemicals is possible and affordable.

 

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Use Lemon Joy for FleasAny soap will break water tension to effectively drown and kill fleas when bathing your pet. Lemon joy is a mild soap recommended by some pet owners. This is a page about use joy for fleas.

 

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Fleas on a Cement PatioI have read some awesome posts with great information on using Borax for Fleas....especially a post by "Betsy" on 5/27. I've started using the Borax in my apartment, I have mostly rugs. I'm doing one room at a time so my cat has somewhere to go.

 

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Using Salt to Prevent FleasSalt is a inexpensive way to get rid of fleas in your house. Learn more about using salt to kill fleas in this page.

 

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Do I Have Fleas?I found a flea on my shoulder and in my shirt more than once even after being gone all day. I came home and felt like something was in my hair. I tried baking soda and rinsing with dish soap but nothing came out.

 

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Do Fleas Live on Houseplants?Can fleas come from indoor plants or can they live in them?

 

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Spraying Frontline on FurnitureI read that if you spray Frontline on furniture it helps kill fleas. Can you add water to the Frontline and spray it with a spray bottle?

 

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Still Seeing Fleas After Terminex Has LeftSomeone please put my mind at ease. When I first noticed the fleas I treated the house with a few store bought chemicals that really didn't work. I have since had Terminex here (today) and had the dog dipped and applied frontline.

 

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Treating Fleas with WD-40I just received a forward that said you can use WD-40 on dogs to keep off fleas and flies. I haven't been able to verify this. Does anyone know if it's true?

 

Flea on a white background.

Homemade Flea TrapThis is a page about making a homemade flea trap. Fleas are a horrible nuisance to have around your home. get rid of these tiny pests with a homemade flea trap.

 

Natural Flea Treatment for Dogs

Natural Flea Treatment for DogsMany commercial flea treatments are made of harsh and sometimes toxic chemicals. There are some natural alternatives. This is a page about natural flea treatment for dogs.

 

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Will Fleas Harm a Newborn Baby?Will fleas harm my newborn baby?

 

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Getting Rid of Fleas and TicksAdding a little vinegar to your pet's water will deter ticks and fleas from being on your dog or cat. This is a page about getting rid of fleas and ticks.

 

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Getting Rid of Sand Fleas in Daughter's HairI have never had this problem before. We moved to a new house and after living here for a few months we found out we had sand fleas in our yard. This has become a huge problem because they are now in my daughter's hair. I have used lice spray, tea tree oil, and Dawn dish soap. I have also used fine tooth combs.

 

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Flea Remedies in EnglandWhile brand name products are not necessarily available in all countries, there are many common products you can use to get rid of fleas in your home. Some examples are salt, diatomaceous earth, and boric acid. Not all of these are used on the pet, some are for the home and yard only. This is a page about flea remedies in England.

 

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Ridding a House of FleasGetting rid of fleas in your home can be frustrating. Luckily there is a lot of information and tips available to help with this situation. This is a page about ridding a house of fleas.

 

Flea Questions

Flea QuestionsLearning the best way to control fleas in your situation may require some study. If you don't find an answer to your situation, others may have some advice for you. This page contains more flea questions.

 

A dog scratching at flea bites.

Homemade Flea TreatmentsFleas are often a problem for pet owners. Finding a good homemade treatment is often best for your pet and your pocketbook. Homemade flea treatments can be a great way to save some money.

 

Light colored couch in a living room.

Identifying Tiny Jumping Bugs on My CouchYou don't need to own pets to get a flea infestations. Fleas a very tiny and jump, bed bugs cannot be mistaken for a fleas as they do not jump, they only crawl. This is a page about identifying tiny jumping bugs on my couch.

 

A close up of a flea.

What is the Life Cycle of a Flea?Getting rid of fleas is dependent on not only killing adult fleas, but you may also need to retreat to killing hatchlings. This is a page about, "What is the life cycle of a flea?".

 

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Using Borax for FleasThis is a page about borax for fleas. Pet owners are frequently searching for alternatives to commercial chemical products for controlling and eliminating fleas.

 

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Borax vs. Salt for FleasThis is a page about borax vs. salt for fleas. Choosing the most effective, natural product to get rid of fleas can be confusing. It can also be frustrating if your first choice fails.

 

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Getting Rid of Fleas in My HomeThe first time I get infested with fleas, I read that Mr. Teal's Epsom Lavender Salt kills fleas. So I went crazy and put it all over my apartment. I also bought bedding cedar for my dog, but right now she's with my mom until I get rid of this infestation. I did get my dog really clean and flea free.

 

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Preventing Flea BitesThis is a page about preventing flea bites. Fleas don't just bite our pets, as the infestation escalates they can become a problem for the pet owners as well.

 

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Fleas in Potted PlantsAlthough fleas do not typically live on plants for any length of time, they may take up temporary residence. This is a page about fleas in potted plants.

 

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Controlling Fleas IndoorsThis is a page about controlling fleas indoors. Unfortunately fleas not only infest our pets they also move in to our homes.

 

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Using a Zodiac Flea BombHow do I use the Zodiac flea bomb? I have two dogs and one cat. I use Advantix on my dogs, but my cat is allergic to every type of topical flea products. Will the Zodiac work, and how do I prepare my house? Do I need to remove food, dishes, etc.? Please help.

 

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Flea Repellent for PeopleHow can my hairy husband keep fleas off of his ankles?

 

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Using Chinaberry Leaves to Repel FleasCan you use Chinaberry leaves in your house for fleas with a house cat? Will it kill the cat to eat them?

 

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Sprinkle Salt on Carpets to Kill FleasCan you use rock salt to sprinkle on your carpet to get rid of fleas instead of iodized salt?

 

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Getting Rid of Fleas on a MattressWhat the best way to kill fleas on my mattress?

 

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Can You Get Fleas in Your House Without Pets?Are pets the only way fleas can enter your house or is there another way?

 

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How Can I Tell if I Have a Flea Problem Indoors?I was sitting down on my couch the other day when a small bug that resembled a flea jumped on me. I caught it right away and killed it. I live on a farm and there are lots of bugs, I have not found any bugs on my animals or their beddings.

 

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Keeping Fleas Off PeopleHow do I keep fleas away? Can I eat something that will keep them off me?

 

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Flea Deterrent Using Citrus and Murphy's Oil SoapWe have a terrible flea problem, 3 dogs, 1 cat, and my 7 month old daughter. I have read something on using citrus oils to repel fleas. Is it possible to add some to a bucket with water and Murphy's Oil Soap when I mop my wood floors?

 

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Fleas in My YardWhat can I spray to kill fleas around my dog house and yard?

 

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Will Mayonnaise Kill Fleas on Pets?Does mayonnaise kill fleas on dogs? I know it works on head lice. Is it safe for dogs or cats?

 

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Getting Rid of Fleas in the CarWhat is the best way to kill fleas in my car?

 

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Using Lemon Juice for FleasCan I use lemon juice to get rid of fleas from the house and off of my dog?

 

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Fleas In BedsHow do you know if you even have fleas? I only see them in the bed in the morning. Does that mean I have them in my hair?

 

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How do I get rid of the fleas?I am looking for help with fleas on pets. Thank you.

 

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Homemade Flea Spray for DogsHow do I make flea spray for dogs?

 

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Flea Repellent for an Outdoor KennelI have a terrier/chihuahua mix outside in a dirt floor pen. I'm wondering if anyone may know some kind of home remedy that I can mix up and spray in my dogs pen to repel fleas, ticks, etc. that will not hurt her. Can anyone help me?

 

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Flea Killing ApplesHas anyone ever heard of flea killing apples? I think they are called Bard or Crab apples, they kill bugs, mainly fleas. What are they and where would I get them?

 

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Looking for a Safe Internal Flea TreatmentOther than the a splash of vinegar in the dogs drinking water to deter the fleas, is there anything else that is safe and can be consumed by the pets that will also help?

 

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Getting Rid of Fleas after Removing CarpetWhen our rental home became infested with fleas, I pulled up all the carpet (it was shot anyway). Daily, I washed all the wood flooring with VERY hot water with bleach added. This got into the tiny spaces between the boards and under the floor molding.

 

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Reviews of Flea ProductsWhat products work best for fleas? Flea powder, spray or other products, for dogs and cats?

 

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Product Review: Raid Flea KillerThis actually worked very well. I applied it very easily. I loved that there weren't any strong odors. but I still washed my hands afterwards to be safe. I checked a couple hours later to see if any fleas would jump on me in our basement and there weren't any. I would buy this product again.

 

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Near Boiling Water And Lemons As Flea SprayI just cut out a recipe from a newspaper for making flea spray using near boiling water and cut lemons.

 

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Off! as a Flea RepellentIf you have kids you're worried about getting bitten, or you hate the little beasties biting on you, guess what? Off!, the same spray you use for mosquitoes, kills fleas! (or at least repels them)

 

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Putting Frontline on a (former) Stray CatI have an indoor/outdoor cat. This cat is not the cuddly type. He was a stray. We began to feed him, now he comes in and has become a little friendlier. But not enough for a bath, or even to put flea stuff on him. I pay a rescue lady to put frontline on him once a month, but her months are getting longer as she is so busy.

 

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Flea RepellentAdd one to two drops of peppermint essential oil to the soap when you bath your pet, the scent will repel fleas and ticks. The big plus is that your pet will not smell "yucky" and is safe for infants to play with your pet. No poisons to worry about. Herbal Grandma

 

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Soap for FleasMy son is a PhD chemist. 8 years Duke University, 8 years Federal government, now employed with a private firm. More money was offered I guess. He travels extensively for his employers, travels worldwide.

 

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Bleach to Kill Weeds and Fleas on My PatioI have a patio made out of regular patio block in my back yard (small back yard and all is patio block). I have dogs and am concerned about odors and fleas and ticks. In warm weather I use 1 gallon of bleach mixed with 1 gallon water in a 2 gallon watering can.

 

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Flea RemedyI need a frugal way to get fleas off dogs that stay outside.

 

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Can Fleas be Transferred to Human Hair from a Flat Iron?Our daughter used my wife's flat iron to straighten her hair and then found out she is covered in flea bites from her friend's house. Should my wife avoid using her flat iron now?

 

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Moving and Not Taking Fleas With YouWe live at the same address as our landlord, separated by a yard. They have a dog and cat that have fleas, which caused a huge flea infestation in the yard. We don't have any pets, but in order for us to go into our room from outside, we have to cross the yard. We had fleas in the room, but already treated it. We are moving next week. I don't want to bring any fleas to my new home.

 

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Fleas in New ApartmentI just moved to my apartment. My cat has never been outside and the apartment has fleas now. My neighbors say that previous tenants did not have pets. Management is contacting the company they use, however I will have to pay 75 dollars. Os it my responsibility?

 

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Getting Rid of Fleas in Human HairI have very thick, wiry, curly hair that I can't get a comb through. I refuse to dye my hair because of it's a rare red color. What do I do? I'm at this point at a loss and I don't know how I got the fleas.

 

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Getting Rid of Fleas in the HouseWe just recently started seeing fleas in our home. We have a newborn and a toddler. We took our dog to the groomer. We sprayed the yard. We have done our house twice now with two different sprays. I have cleaned the curtains, comforters, and rugs. I also vacuumed the couch and rugs and cleaned all kinds of stuff.

 

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Getting Rid of FleasDue to ill health I have been fighting a flea infestation! My cats are free of fleas now. Just as I thought it was over I have discovered eggs everywhere! They are inside cupboards, inside sealed boxes, on the back of my TV. And now, I have them! How can I get rid of them from my short hair whilst I begin this long battle.

 

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