I just read an article that plain ol' table salt, sprinkled liberally on the carpet and allowed to sit for 24 hours will kill fleas AND their eggs. Vacuum thoroughly after 24 hours. Can't verify it as we don't have pets, but sounded like a cheap, natural fix!
Before all the wonderful flea products on the market I would tell my clients to vacumm up moth balls each time before you vacummn. That kills the larva and eggs of many creepy crawly creatures! Also Borax works great sprinkled around baseboards, under cushions. If infestation is bad, flea bomb your house and treat your "babies" with a good flea treatment.
Thank you so much .I will try this!
If you are vacuuming all the fabric and carpet you should probably throw out the garbage bag after vacuuming up all the fleas.
We had a flea infestation earlier this year. I used diatomaceous earth (food grade) and 20 Mule Team Borax. Sprinkled on carpet and worked in with a brush. Leave for a couple of days and vacuum. Check to see if the fleas are gone by placing a shallow container, like a lid, filled with water and a little dish soap under a light where you are finding fleas. The fleas go to the light or the heat, fall in the water and drown.