Is there a cheap household diy pet flea killer?

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I want an easy, safe pet flea killer

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  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Jun 07, 2019

    For on your pet? or your house,furniture,car,yard?

  • Pamela Pamela on Jun 07, 2019

    Yes !!!! Diatomaceous earth !!! It is an all natural substance that is safe to use around kids and pets ! It has tons of uses from house and garden to pets and people !!! I got organic food grade on Amazon for $10 for a good sized bag !

  • Sharon Sharon on Jun 10, 2019

    If its for the house, the vet told me to use borax.... I use 20 Mule Team Laundry Borax in a glass jar with lots of holes poked in the lid, sprinkle on carpets, furniture etc. Leave 3 hours and vacuum up. Empty bag/canister outside in trash.

    Then on the pet I use the diatomacous earth in a glass shake jar, and sprinkle and brush into their fur... but not on the face so it gets in eyes or nose.

  • Jan Clark Jan Clark on Jun 14, 2019

    I have been using plain old baking soda for years. I have used it both in the house and on the dogs/cat in the same way Sharon has described above. I think a 50/50 mix with diatomateous earth might be even better. Since this only kills living fleas, you'll need to repeat in about 3-5 days once the eggs hatch. That will stop the cycle.

  • Regina Barnhart Regina Barnhart on Jun 14, 2019

    I used cedar oil. I got it from a farm supply website, and put 1 cup of cedar oil in a 5 gallon sprayer, added about 2.5 gallons of HOT water, swished it around, and sprayed my whole house (checked for color fastness first). My house smelled like a cedar chest, but I was told that this dissolves the eggs, so they don't hatch, and it kills the adults.

  • Jennifer Swift Jennifer Swift on Jun 15, 2019

    Food grade diatomaceous earth

  • Jennifer Swift Jennifer Swift on Sep 09, 2019

    Depending how much you use, not very long. May 12-24hrs???

    It gets under the exoskeleton and basically cuts up the fleas or ants etc

  • Jennifer Swift Jennifer Swift on Sep 09, 2019

    I bought the food grade diatomaceous earth at lowes and sometimes walmart has it. It can be used pretty much anywhere.

    I also use it around my foundation for ants.

    Reapply after it rains

    Some people even ingest it and sprinkle on dog food for natural mineral supplement.

    I haven’t been that brave yet.

  • Jennifer Swift Jennifer Swift on Sep 09, 2019

    You absolutely CAN use the DE on pets. Must be the food grade though.