What is an effective yet inexpensive way to get rid of fleas?

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  • Cin21825342 Cin21825342 on Jun 17, 2017
    If they're in your carpet the best way is to take Borax and sprinkle liberally on the carpet especially around baseboards. Use a broom to get it down into the pile and leave for 24 hours before vacuuming up.

  • Suellen Hintz Suellen Hintz on Jun 17, 2017
    Sevin Dust. Flea bomb. Dog or cat collars on respective animals (I never use collars on outdoor/indoor animals). Systemic/topical flea treatments for pets.

    Where are your fleas?

  • Cas11608898 Cas11608898 on Jun 17, 2017
    First, get rid of the fleas on your pet.
    1. Shampoo your pet with pet shampoo. Work up a lather & let sit for 5 minutes. (Fleas will drown.) Rinse pet as done normally.
    2. Use a flea comb to get rid of the flea eggs (they don't drown).
    3. Rinse comb frequently in hot water to destroy any remaining fleas & eggs.
    4. Completely clean comb when finished.

    Second, you get rid of the fleas in your house.
    1. Sprinkle equal amounts of baking soda & salt over your dry carpet.
    2. Let sit as long as possible, preferably overnight.
    3. Vacuum thoroughly, concentrating on area(s) where pet sleeps or rests.
    4. Wash pet bedding* in hot water and detergent.
    * Frequently wash / clean chairs, sofa, and (if you allow pet to sleep on your bed) your bedding.

    Third, prevent flea re-infestation.
    1. Spray your pet with diluted lemon water. (Pour boiling water over lemon slices & let sit overnight.)
    2. Discontinue immediately if there are any symptoms of irritation on your pet.
    3. If irritation is not observed, spray your pet with solution after routine brushing.
    4. Use flea comb occasionally & spot any recurrence.

  • Lorraine Lorraine on Jun 17, 2017
    Depending on if you have little children( have to be very careful) you can buy a flea and bed bug bomb. It costs about 10 dollars for 3 cans. Read the instructions VERY carefully. If you have a bad case of fleas cover the floor with newspapers and spray they papers. Leave them down as long as you can to smother them. OR you can put out low white dishes of water they will jump in and drown, they are attracted to white. Wash your rugs and treat your pets on a routine basis to keep control of them.

  • Pamela Rascoe Brown Pamela Rascoe Brown on Jun 17, 2017
    Water your yard frequently also. Sometimes they actually multiply in dry or sandy soil