How do I evict fleas from upholstered furniture?

Teri Sweeney
by Teri Sweeney

No flea treatment works on my pets for very long; I have to keep finding new ones. Of course, Until I find the next one, there are fleas in abundance. Right now, my dogs and cat are flealess, but even they don't want to sit/lie on my couch or loveseat. Help!

  6 answers
  • Mogie Mogie on Jul 28, 2019

    I use Seresto flea collars. I live in an area with a lot of fleas and haven't seen one on my pets all spring and now summer time also. The collars are nice because they last 8 months. And with collars there is no messy chemical to apply to the pets. Goggle Seresto flea collars for more info.

    • Teri Sweeney Teri Sweeney on Jul 28, 2019

      All three of my pets wore Seresto collars. The first set worked for 5 months, the second set for 3 months, and the 3rd set didn't work at all.

  • Mahasin Muhammad Mahasin Muhammad on Jul 28, 2019

    Eucalyptus leaves or oil in spray bottle with water approx. 1 part oil with 3 parts water. Also put leaves under couch cushions under mattress under upholstered items

  • Deanna Nassar Deanna Nassar on Aug 02, 2019

    Have you tried putting a little vinegar in their water? Just a tsp. My cat refused to drink it so I rubbed some on her coat. The fleas don't like the taste of the blood anymore. I switched her to brevecto dab on. Costs more but last for 3 months.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Aug 02, 2019

    sprinkle diatomaceous earth all over inside your furniture,on carpet it can irritate pets nose, feet, eyes ...... may need to throw it out seriuosly fleas are really hard to get rid of. you can even have them in your car upholstery,lawn,carpet,on pets need to treat everything simultaneously and repeat it all every 30 days for at least 3 mos-4; don't use essential oils on your furniture or around your cat they cannot tolerate them will make them very ill also burn dogs nose; becareful what you use on your pets should be administered thru a vet it is all toxic/ pesticides even the collars it all says hazardous on packaging can give them additional skin problems as well as liver,kidney

  • Deb K Deb K on Aug 02, 2019

    Hi Teri you can try this,


    1. Remove the couch cushions. Take off the covers and wash them in hot water if they are removable and washable.
    2. Vacuum the cushions thoroughly.
    3. Vacuum your couch thoroughly with an upholstery brush attachment. Be aggressive about getting into all folds and crevices, and underneath the couch.
    4. Remove the vacuum bag immediately and place it into a plastic bag. If you have a bagless vacuum, empty the contents of the bin into a plastic bag. Seal the bag shut with tape and freeze it overnight before disposing of it.

    Here is another way as well