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Top 10 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Fleas

Top 10 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Fleas

These wingless, creepy insects called fleas can give you sleepless nights! Fleas love to survive on warm vertebrates and thus your dogs, rabbits, cats and in fact, even you can be their hosts. One reason for their overwhelming presence in your house is the fact that the eggs of fleas can get dropped anywhere inside your house. These eggs then turn into larvae and finally into fleas. What’s irritating is that flea eggs can remain dormant for over a year and that’s why sometimes when you have treated your home and felt as if it is now fleas free, they appear from nowhere! And that’s why you need to be on a regular watch and clean your home frequently once you have eliminated fleas. Here are some effective home remedies for fleas with which you can not only kill the fleas but can also control their recurrence.

Home Remedies to Get Rid of Fleas

1. Flea Trap Remedy to Catch Fleas with Dish-washing Liquid

If you want to get rid of fleas, this seems the easiest way to catch and kill the monstrous fleas, yes a flea trap! If you give a bath to your dog with a dishwashing liquid, you’ll be able to kill the fleas on its body too. However, a flea trap will enable you to clean up your entire house of fleas.

Get this:

  • Dish washing liquid
  • Dinner plates or bowls
  • Tea candles
  • Warm water

Do this:

  • At night, place a plate or a bowl in each of your rooms, preferably in the middle of the room. Place it on floor.
  • Now fill them with warm water. If you are using a bowl, fill it partly and if using a plate, fill it to the brim.
  • Now add dishwashing liquid to this water. Use a good amount of it, about a capful.
  • Place one tea candle in the center of each plate. If using bowl, you may not be able to place the candle inside it. You can place the candle near the bowl.
  • Now light the candles.
  • The fleas get attracted towards light. When they jump towards light, they will get stuck in the high viscosity of the liquid with soap. This way, fleas will get trapped and die.
  • You may dispose off the bodies in the morning.
  • If your house is badly infected with fleas, you may continue to do this for 3-4 nights.

Warning: As you are using fire at night when applying this home remedy to trap fleas, you should be extra cautious. You may like to stay awake till all the candles get extinguished. Also, do not let your pets and children roam freely when you have laid a trap with soapy water and lit candles in the middle of each room.

2. Herbal Flea Spray to Get Rid of Fleas from Your House

If you have been thinking of a flea bomb loaded with chemicals to eliminate fleas from your house, you must reconsider once and give a try to this herbal spray instead. This homemade flea spray uses such ingredients as lemon juice and witch hazel. They are entirely safe for your pets and kids. Here’s the recipe for this herbal flea spray.

Get this:

  • Vinegar- 1 gallon (a little less than 4 liters)
  • Water- ½ gallon (a little less than 2 liters)
  • Lemon juice- 16 oz. (a little less than 500 ml)
  • Witch hazel- 8 oz. (a little less than 250 ml)
  • Fresh vacuum bag- 1
  • Home and Garden Sprayer- 1 (this sprayer should be able to hold at least 6-7 liters at a time)

Do this:
You need to do vacuuming and then spraying with the flea spray.

  • Collect everything that cannot be vacuumed and wash it at the hottest setting of your washer. This kills even the larvae and eggs of fleas.
  • Now vacuum properly. Vacuum each corner, upholstery as well as cervices with the help of various vacuum attachments. Use the fresh vacuum bag. This ensures unrestricted air flow. Debris that collects from earlier vacuuming may hamper smooth air flow.
  • Now mix vinegar, water, lemon juice and witch hazel.
  • Fill this liquid mix into the garden sprayer.
  • Spray using a heavy spray.
  • Spray your carpets, furniture, pet bedding, window sills, floors, every nook and corner of your house.
  • Do this daily for at least 2-7 days depending upon how bad is the flea infestation in your home.
  • When fleas become less noticeable, you may then repeat every 3-4 days and thereafter once a week throughout the flea season.

If you start using this non toxic spray just when the flue season is approaching, you will need to spray only once a week throughout the flea season.

3. Salt Remedy to Get Rid of Fleas

As common an ingredient as salt can get you rid of tough fleas, especially from your carpets. How does it happen? Salt becomes a dehydration agent for fleas and dry out their bodies. So, how to use this inexpensive way to control fleas? Here’s what you need to do.

Get this:

  • Table salt or any of the sea salts (you will need a lots of it depending upon the size of area where you need to sprinkle salt to kill fleas)
  • Large spice bottle with a shaker top

Do this:

  • See if your salt is finely ground or not. If not, grind it to get a fine salt powder.
  • Fill up your spice bottle with this salt leaving a little room on the top so that you can shake and sprinkle the salt from it.
  • Sprinkle the salt over your carpets in each room. The salt should cover the area evenly.
  • Leave for 12 to 48 hours.
  • After 1-2 days, vacuum thoroughly.

4. Boric Acid Remedy to Get Rid of Fleas

Boric acid, more or less, works like salt when it comes to eliminating fleas. It acts as a desiccant or a dehydrating agent which causes severe dehydration in fleas due to which they are killed. You need to sprinkle boric acid wherever you doubt there may be fleas, their larvae or eggs.

Get this:

  • Boric acid
  • A shaker (like one that is used for spices or Castor sugar)

You may even like to make your own shaker by taking an empty container with plastic lid. If doing so, prick the lid with pointed needle or a similar tool to make holes in it. Place some pebbles into the container to prevent caking of boric acid when it is stored away. Now fill 2/3 of this container with boric acid and your homemade shaker filled with boric acid is ready! Don’t forget to label it in bold with ‘BORIC ACID’

Do this

  • Fill the shaker with boric acid. The rule for label applies here too. Anyone can take boric acid for some look alike kitchen ingredient. So, label it as ‘Boric acid’ before using it.
  • Vacuum the carpets, upholstery etc. where you want to sprinkle boric acid and remove all the objects like bags, toys, shoes, etc from the scene.
  • Sprinkle the boric acid powder in thin layers. For this, shake the container and apply a little powder on the area like on carpet. Now take a soft brush and work the acid into the carpet pile. For upholstery, you can use hand brush and work down into the gaps. Remember, boric acid can discolor fabrics. So, test it before you apply this remedy. Don’t forget to sprinkle below the furniture.
  • Leave for 12-48 hours.
  • Now vacuum all the areas and surfaces treated with boric acid.
  • Keep on vacuuming regularly. As you have worked the acid down into the carpets and upholstery, it will continue to kill the fleas.
  • After a month or so, you can wash your carpets, upholstery etc.

Precaution: Although boric acid is low in toxicity for human beings and pets too, it should be used cautiously when kids and pets are around. Keep it away from food items and also out of reach of kids. Don’t sprinkle boric acid on counter-tops, especially in kitchen where food is prepared.

Remedies to Get Rid of Fleas

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5. Use Diatomaceous Earth to Control Fleas

Now what is this Diatomaceous Earth (DE)? It is the the microscopic remains of fossilized algae, diatoms. It is a very fine powder, just like flour. Diatoms are the type of algae that can be found in freshwater as well as in saltwater. But how does this Diatomaceous Earth kill fleas?The cell walls of Diatom are made of silica which in turn is a component of glass. The exoskeleton or the hard shell of fleas or such other insects are vulnerable to the sharp edges of microscopic diatoms. The silica shards in DE cut through the hard shell of fleas and dry them out. This leads to death of fleas as well as of their larvae. What is more important is that DE is non-toxic to human beings and animals. But the only one which belongs to food grade category and not the one used for pool filtration systems.

How to use Diatomaceous earth to get rid of fleas?

Here are the steps that you should follow to use Diatomaceous earth to kill fleas.

  • Brush off all your carpets and vacuum thoroughly. Wash off everything that you can’t vacuum, with hot water in your washer.
  • Now wherever you think the fleas or their larvae might hide, sprinkle the DE in thin layers. You can safely sprinkle DE on your carpets, pet beddings etc.
  • Leave the Diatomaceous earth in all these places for about 12-48 hours. While fleas start dying 4-6 hours after you treat your home with DE, it’s still better to leave the thing for longer.
  • Now vacuum away all the powder and remember to discard the vacuum bag.
  • You may even use this Diatomaceous earth in your yard but this will need a large quantity of the powder.

Precaution: Always buy the food grade DE. While this Diatomaceous earth is non toxic, it is still a fine powder that may get messy and irritate your eyes or throat. So, it is desirable to wear a face mask while working with any such fine talc like powder. Don’t ever buy DE used for pool filtration systems as they are hazardous when breathed in. Diatomaceous Earth, however, is not so effective in humid environments and also when it is wet. Use it in dry form only. Try to avoid DE from coming in contact of the skin of your pets as this may dry out their skin.

6. Use Pennyroyal Herb to Repel Fleas

There are many varieties of the pennyroyal herb. European pennyroyal (Mentha pulegium) and American pennyroyal (Hedeoma pulegiodes) have been traditionally used to deter fleas. However, pennyroyal which belongs to the mint family, is dangerous for human and animal health. Native Americans had been using this herb for abortion. Dogs and cats too can face fertility problems if this herb is used for them. They may even die if the pennyroyal essential oil is licked by them or its leaves are chewed by them. However, when you don’t want to kill fleas and just want to repel them, you may like to use pennyroyal. But use it with all precautions.

Ways to use pennyroyal for fleas

  1. Grow pennyroyal plant around your yard, especially where your dogs love to be. However, safeguard them in a way that they stay out of their reach.
  2. Crush a handful of fresh pennyroyal leaves in a mortar and pestle till the leaves release oil and aroma. Tie this paste of pennyroyal leaves in a cheesecloth. Be careful about not dropping any juice of the leaves. Hang this cheesecloth in your room or any other place which is badly infested by fleas. Ensure to keep it out of reach of the children and pets. Also let your family members know about this herb and how your are using it so that they do not try to experiment with it in any way.
  3. Pour 1-3 drops of pennyroyal essential oil onto your dog’s collar. Tie this collar to around your dog’s neck in such a way that oil doesn’t come in contact with your pet’s skin. If you see the dog itching or any other sign of allergy, remove the collar.
  4. Place a small amount of dried pennyroyal herb into some tea bags. Leave these tea bags on the floor. If you have kids and pets around, keep them at a height where they cannot reach these tea bags.
  5. You may sew cloth tubes filled with dried pennyroyal and use them as collars for your cat.

7. Use Rosemary for Flea Control

If your house is not badly infested by fleas but yes if it’s irritating due to even a mild flea infestation, you can use the herb rosemary for controlling such flea problem in your home. You can use rosemary for flea control in several ways, as a powder, a rinse, or an oil. While dogs can be washed with rosemary water (made by boiling rosemary leaves in water), cats should not be given this treatment due to certain reactions in them. Rosemary oil can be poured (only a couple of drops) in your pet’s collar. However, because we are discussing flea control for overall house, here’s a recipe for rosemary powder that you can use anywhere in your home.

How to make rosemary herbal flea powder at home?

Get this:
Equal parts of:

  • Rosemary
  • Rue
  • Wormwood
  • Fennel
  • Peppermint
  • Coffee grinder or mortar and pestle

Do this:

  • Take all the herbs and grind them together using a mortar and pestle or in a coffee grinder.
  • Grind them till they become fine powder.
  • Sprinkle this herbal powder on your carpet, furniture, pet’s bedding, below furniture, window sills or anywhere else where you think there may be fleas.
  • This is a natural flea repellent and not a way to kill fleas.

8. Homemade Flea Spray for Flea Control

While you can get a lots of flea spray in the market, they all contain chemicals that can be hazardous in a long term. You can make your own herbal flea spray with such natural ingredients as lemons, rosemary and certain essential oil. Here’s the recipe.

Get this:

  • Lemons (thinly sliced)- 6
  • Rosemary leaves- from a handful of sprigs
  • Boiling water- 1 liter
  • Geranium essential oil- 3-4 drops
  • Spraying bottle- 1

Do this:

  • Take a large bowl and place lemon slices in it.
  • Take off the rosemary leaves from sprigs and chop them.
  • Add the chopped rosemary leaves to the lemon slices in the bowl.
  • Add boiling water to lemon and rosemary.
  • Add geranium oil.
  • Cover and leave overnight.
  • In the morning, strain the water and fill it in the sprayer.
  • Your homemade citrus flea spray is ready to be used.
  • Spray the solution on your furniture, bedding and anywhere you want to. As it is a safe herbal solution, you can even use it for your dog’s bedding. This spray will repel the fleas.

9. Citronella Essential Oil for Flea Control in Home

Citronella oil has been used traditionally as a natural flea repellent. It is a volatile oil derived from stem of the plant Cymbopogon nardus (Ceylon citronella) or Cymbopogon winteratus (Java type citronella) along with greenish blue lemon scented leaves. It is a safe oil to be used not only for pets but also for human beings. Citronella oil effectively repels insects such as fleas and ticks, mosquitoes, black flies etc. You can mop your floors with a mixture of essential oils with citronella oil as one of the key ingredients. This will keep fleas away from your home.

How to use citronella essential oil for flea control?

Get this:

  • Citronella oil- 20 drops
  • Tea tree oil- 10 drops
  • Lemongrass oil- 10 drops
  • Geranium oil- 5 drops
  • Warm water- 1 gallon

Do this:

  • Vacuum your entire house properly and discard the vacuum bag.
  • Take the warm water and mix all the essential oils with this.
  • Mop the floors of your house with this water.
  • For the first few days, mop everyday with this scented water. Thereafter, you can do once a week to keep the fleas as well as mosquitoes away from your home.

10. Horse Apples for Flea Control

Horse apple (Maclura pomifera) belongs to mulberry family and is commonly known as Osage orange. The other names of horse apple include hedge apple, monkey ball, bois d’arc, bodark, or bodock. Traditionally, horse apples have been used for repelling insects. You may also try this out.

Do this:

  • You may take whole horse apples or cut them into halves or sections.
  • Place the fruit or the pieces all around your house, in rooms, hallway, window sills and even in yards.
  • Place one fruit in each room.
  • This fruit lasts for about two to three months in air-conditioned environment.
  • Some say the ripe horse apple works better and others say the raw ones do well. For getting the best out of the fruit, use the green ones and let them be there till they dry out. They continue to be effective even when they are wholly dried out.
  • These fruits not only control fleas but also other insects and rodents including field mouse, grass snake etc.

Whatever home remedies for flea control you decide to apply, it’s better to begin with the arrival of flea season or even before this season starts. Once your home gets infested with fleas, it becomes harder to get rid of them. Preventing the fleas from developing at the first instance will help you a lot in your efforts for flea control.

About Sara

Sara is a Boston-based registered dietitian who works with clients to improve their health by optimizing nutrition. You can find her running, sweating in hot yoga, cooking in the kitchen, dining out, or exploring. Eating Food-Mostly Plants, and improving our relationship with food, is the secret to lifelong health in her eyes.


  1. Rubbing alcohol 70% kills fleas dead!!!!

  2. Joy DeHart Thomas Ayers


  3. I read that feeding your dog a quarter tsp ( a pinch ) of powdered sulfur orally,every 10 days,will eliminate chiggers,ticks bited,mosquito and flea bites.For what its worth. I plan on doing this.

  4. Last year we had a flea problem and learned that salt does not work. Do not use salt on your carpets, it is the worst thing you can do to them. Salt absorbs moisture and the carpet turns wet, sticky, and any metal that sits on it (furniture leg tabs etc.) will leave rust spots. We learned the hard way about salt. The DE works great and we used the dish soap water in a bowl with a light over it, safer then a candle. The dish soap and light works great for all bugs that are attracted to light, (flies, mosquito's, fleas, etc.) Vacuum day and night till fleas are gone.

  5. Food Grade DE kills roaches, tractor supply carries this.

  6. If you plug in a nightlight place a sticky mouse trap under it. During the night or in dark places they jump and get stuck. Safe.and VERY EFFECTIVE. Just watch small children and where you walk. Peanut butter works to get clue off or get unstuck..

  7. do you spray it on carpet and animals?

  8. Jade Inez Carlisle Havent found the sulfer and will buy some soon.My dog for some reason hasnt had any prob this year as previous yrs. Its worth a try.

  9. also helps hot spots on dogs.

  10. I had no problem with flees till I brought home my two baby kittens. As of later all four of my cats, including myself are fighting flees. Please help!!! I don't know what to do!!

  11. Helen Marie Daff most certainly not on cats, who lick and ingest everything that is on their bodies

  12. Cockroach bait works great

  13. Carmel RavensFan Mount

    I have hard wood too, so in anxious about trying this.

  14. Move! Raid paiste comes in a tube and looks like peanut butter. It really works good.

  15. I just bought a few cans of bomb n let it rip inside the house and it took care of 90% of fleas for me and dog

  16. Felicity Griffits

    It does but it's also toxic if too much is inhaled so be careful not spray it around your pets and make sure the room is well ventilated.

  17. Lydia Garza-Koshfam

    I'm having good results with the candle and soapy water remedy. It's so satisfying to find dead little fleas in the water. Don't we all just hate them?!

  18. Get one of those electric zappers that looks like a racquet…stroke it at an angle over the bed or affected area. It take some time but is very effective. Don't stroke your dog or yourself with it please!!!! :))

  19. Helen Marie Daff No! Do not use alcohol on your animal. It will irritate and dry out their skin. (This is also why human shampoo should not be used on your 4-legged friend. It dries out their skin.)

  20. P.S. The reason why salt, and all those other "remedies" don't cure the flea problem is they only kill ADULT fleas. There are still flea eggs and larvae continually hatching out. Advantage II kills ALL stages of fleas.

  21. boric acid is not caustic. I use boric acid, alcohol and gentian violet solution mixed together for my dogs ears. I spent a fortune at vets and over the counter for ear meds. The boric acid is actually what soothes the ear.

  22. I tried the earth stuff. Followed the directions on line and the bottle. It didn't help at all. It actually made a huge mess and clogged up my sweeper filter. I have to buy a new sweeper.

  23. Salt worked perfectly fine for me. doused my carpets and whole home in it, left it for three days then vacuumed it up, and repeated two more times. Worked like a charm and definitely do not have a negative thing to say. This was done last year. Perhaps you did it wrong.

  24. Baby oil works great for getting things unstuck from sticky mouse traps.

  25. I dissolve a tbsp of regular salt in a 16oz spray bottle and fill the bottle with warm water to dissolve. Then I spray a light mist in all the carpet areas where my pets like to lay – both dogs and cats – and underneath and behind furniture where fleas might hide. Also spray in main walkways. The flea activity is usually under control by the next day and I only spray once a week because the salt stays active for several days, and I have never had a problem with damaged furniture or carpet discoloration. I vacuum once a week and shampoo once a month. I am deathly allergic to pesticides so was so happy when I learned about the salt method three years ago, and I have been using it ever since. At the first sign of fleas I give the dogs a bath in tea tree oil shampoo and strip the bedding and put it in the dryer if it is newly cleaned, if not I wash it first. I am devoted to my salt remedy, it is cheap works well, and a small amount does the trick!

  26. What different does it make as long as it works and isn't harmful? Why nit pick?

  27. Bombs are harmful to pets, people, and the environment….

  28. The toxic residue from those bombs can cause all kinds of health issues down the road, even cancer 10 years after you've used it….

  29. Rubbing alcohol can cause eye and skin irritation for people and pets, not to mention respiratory and digestion issues as well.

  30. U know I spent like $20 on a bottle of advantage flea spray and it smells like straight up alcohol glad I payed that much for rubbing alcohol

  31. Put boric acid on all corners and base boards of the house. ESPECALLY, behind the fridge, stove, and any other stand/furniture you have in your kitchen. Wipe the walls and floors with deleted bleach to get rid of their trail and before you know it their all gone. You can also put some Roach motels down in corners and under things. When I first moved into my place the people before me didn't care so they didn't clean and this place was infested. The owner bombed but didn't realize how bad they were until I moved in and started moving stuff around. That's when I did the combination of the 3 above. Its been 6 months and no bugs. Yay.. Also you do have to clean on a regular. Just try subsuting bleach water when wiping down walls and floors. Don't smell to good but you know its clean

  32. salt that makes sense thank you. found some flea's on my kitty and I have been getting bit for weeks and thought it was just my disease pfffft! I have some homemade cleaner of whte vinegar soaked citrus peels for months that I dilute with water, so I added salt and dissolved it, since vinegar (apple cider) citrus deter's and kills fleas along with peppermint. soo I mixed that, sprayed my house, then sprayed some in my hands and rubbed on my kitty then sprayed some in a kitty brush and brushed her with it spray brush spray brush. I also make my own carpet fresh with baking soda cinnamon and clove just added some salt to it and sprinkled my carpets yea. nip that in the bud I hope no more. so thanks for your help.

  33. Coretta Clifford Salt will cause metal to rust. Just an FYI. This is why you never purchase a car that has been up north for a long time. The salt used on the roads to deice them causes the sheet metal on the car to rust. Not saying it doesn't work for fleas but she is right if you have metal furniture I wouldn't recommend putting salt anywhere near it.

  34. Patricia Sue Boling The vet just gave my dog some liquid called revolution and withing 30 minutes I could see the fleas falling off my dog. I couldn't use any over the counter liquids because she is so small. This revolution is for 0lbs and up and for dogs and cats. When we go back we are going to try Actyvil since it kills fleas, ticks, and worms. Glad you found something that works for you. It's a struggle with fleas. My vet also told me to treat year round. Fleas are worst in the fall but they still seek warmth and will come indoors for winter, they just don't breed as much.

  35. Yvonne Sundby Where can you buy it? my puppy has hot spots now thanks to fleas and our continuous battle.

  36. viscosity does increases with soap

  37. Hello I have flies do I have wash everything I own in my house like clothes that's hanging up an winter clothes I have stored in my basement I c I have A lot of flies in basement for some godly reason

  38. What kind of vinegar? Can I put on my dog.if so what do I mix?

  39. @jordan stokes…….. .. salt AND moisture will corrode metal and cause rust. It does NOT apply in this situation. Dust your carpets with the salt and then vacuum a day or two later. This method will NOT affect your metal furniture. I have a metal coffee table and dinningroom set. I dust my carpets with salt as a regular routine

  40. Yes it did. Within a day or two.

  41. Candle and soapy water working !.. Thank You (gosh i hate fleas!)

  42. if you take the filter out and wash them you should not have to buy a new one- i use the DE too but going to try the candle-

  43. Mary i have hard wood floors too- just how much salt do you put in the corners

  44. I always just used a short lamp, not a candle! Always worked, then repeat in 10-14 days. Be sure to move the bowl around the room also and the lamp.

  45. The person was just trying to help with people getting rid of fleas why would it matter how he or she misspelled words, its not a grammar class just a way to get rid of those little pests……

  46. Thanks for the awesome advice on flea removal. I made sure everything was spelled right to.lol seriously.

  47. Mely Flores you saw lots of dead fleas in the soap??

  48. What a jerk… Who cares about the misspelled words

  49. I wasn't referring to spelling mistakes. I specifically said poor use of grammar. Spelling is something which can be ignored (assuming the author used the correct their/there to/two/too your/you're.. etc). Again, I am not an author or publicist… I can afford to misspell a few words without losing my job. I'm an engineer, it's not my responsibility. But making sentences which violate basic English structure is another story… FOR EXAMPLE, this is a sentence which was directly copied from the article: "…dehydrating agent which causes severe dehydration in fleas due to which they are killed". How does this make any sense, and how is it that something like this should be tolerated by an established author? And on top of that, I'm not allowed to criticize these errors without people losing their tits, what the heck!?

  50. the salt doesn't bother your pet? I have a small dog and am worried it might bother his pads.

  51. Trisha Himm I have been doing this and it has been working very well. I saw a LOT of fleas in the water. Takes some time but works!

  52. Fuck you Rob Coke. You're an asshole.

  53. Top 10 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Fleas, The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why

  54. @Makenzie Rook – What sort of statement are trying to make with your silly homeschooled crap?. I don't think you will find many that think well of those that are homeschooled. You see home schooled little brats are not quiet as smart or socialized as you seem to think you all are. To me,home schooled means that there is something wrong with the child or maybe they are in a cult type of family. You know…such as the duggar family trash,and the quiverfull cult trash. As for the article..I am very happy to have found this,I rescue cats and took in a week old kitten that had fleas and now I'm at infestation level. Even though I used frontline plus. smh…

  55. No it doesn't because it is such a small amount 1 tablespoon per 16 oz of water. I just got a new puppy last month who was infested and sprayed directly on his back and rubbed it in and fleas were gone by the end of the week. It didn't even redden his skin or bother his eyes unless you get it directly in the eyes. Less salt than an average serving of dog food. My vet said it was fine before I ever tried it. Salt works on lady bug infestations also – it crystalizes them by dehydration..

  56. Get a life, and stop picking on others. This isn't technical writing class….

  57. I bought a cheap coffee grinder to make salt powder to dust the wood floors. Just sprinkle some around the floor edges where fleas hide most.

  58. Ima try the salt water an da dish soap candle trick, but i dont get how dis rob guy cares so much about spellin an grammer when he has such a larg stick in his ass to worrie about, if the coyntry is so stupid and ur so incredably intelagent, u should have no problem rising to the top of the food chain and becoming what ever it is perfect people wish to b, but wait ur still relieing on people like us to do something as simple as kill flees, grow up cool guy, im sure u fall short in at least one aspect of ur life

  59. Yes,I did salt on my carpets about 6 months ago & let me just say the carpet is not the same!!

  60. Top 10 Home Remedies to Get Rid of Fleas, Only in the case of the Negro has the melting pot failed to bring a minority into the full stream of American life

  61. Fleas won't stay on wood or laminate bc it's too cool for them… Warm fabrics furniture pets bodies…

  62. Yep, a small lamp or light will draw them as well and I am sure would make one feel a bit safer.

  63. Lord help our imperfections! We strive fore more advance punkuation!! Lmbo

  64. I thought this article was about getting rid of fleas. Did I miss something?

  65. Just wondering if baking soda would do the same? Its already a powder and its very salty!. Anyone here know if it would work the same?

  66. There is a serious problem with a human being that would make a comment like this. Grow up, you're an adult. You had no reason whatsoever to make these statements. You are definitely NOT the better person. Who do you think you are, anyway? Cult? Are you some kind of stupid? It's apparent that you didn't have much schooling to begin with, since your grammar is atrocious. Please turn off your computer and learn some social skills.

  67. " article, but if constructing faultless sentences is a struggle, perhaps resort to pictures next time?"

    Since you're so concerned with grammar, I thought you might like to know something regarding the excerpt from your comment above. Your comma should appear after but, not before. Your sentence is a statement which warrants a period.

    Our country is made worse only by the wonderful folks who point fingers and highlight the mistakes of others in an effort to cover up their own.

    Get a life.

  68. I don't think that I know anyone that is perfect Rob so I would say that when you are perfect then you can make comments until then I would suggest you just read articles and take what you want from them and ignore the incorrect grammar and misspelled words. No need to put people down. I give them credit for trying to help people. NOW YOU CAN COMMENT ON MY GRAMMAR AND SPELLING BECAUSE I KNOW I AM NOT PERFECT AND MAKE MISTAKES THANK YOU

  69. On the off subject grammar issues, I understand since I am usually an out of work editor! No one cares anymore!! I cringe at the same issue!

  70. using real fire is not a good idea, a short lamp works just as well.

  71. I just moved in my New house an it's fool of them how do I get kill them the fastest way

  72. sprinkle salt all over the house.. leave for a couple days then vacuum or sweep.. salt dries fleas from inside and kills them.. en espanol.. Usa la sal que tu usas para comer, pon por toda la casa.. en el piso.. dejalo asi por dos dias como son muchas y despues limpias el piso con el vacum. la sal mata las fleas por dentro, secandolas.. it works.. 🙂

  73. *squints* huh?
    really, stupid? and you are who again? like we give a rats butt what you think of our grammer… we want to kill fleas… but your chafing us worse… your so inteligent, why are you here? you have fleas? kick rocks braniac!

  74. I'm so glad I found this. I get fleas really bad because I have 6 cats. I hate using gross chemicals around them because I worry about their health, not to mention I have asthma. I was wondering if you can make that herbal flea spray with the vinegar, lemon, and witch hazel in a smaller batch. would it make a difference if you cut the amounts in half or even in fourths.? if anyone has done this can you please let me know.

  75. Where can I find the tea tree shampoo at

  76. WTF do the three comments below have to do with getting rid of fleas? o_O

  77. i have it bad in my yard and under my house i need help

  78. I came to this site to inform people of the dish soap and plate method but I see it's the first remedy on the list. My place was infested from the prior residents having a cat in the apt. and an emergency room dr. told me about this and I just leave it around all the time now. You need not bother with anything else and this costs about 1 cent. I used a lamp positioned overhead about 6 inches, and this is better than having an unattended fire going while you are sleeping(what a maroon). After 3 days there were about 50 of the biting pests on the whipped cream lid I used.Better than Terminix for sure.

  79. Read what I posted above and you'll never be bothered by fleas again.

  80. So you came to a bug removal site and this is what came to mind?LOL

  81. Since you are so intelligent, would you please develop something that will automatically delete off topic subjects like casting spells on cheating men and grammatical errors, so that busy people do not have to sift through random thoughts that no one cares about!

  82. Me too. My English teachers would slap me if I spoke or wrote the things I see here. If I see that I made a mistake, I go back and edit it. As a former legal proofreader, I wonder how some books get published,

  83. I cant wait to try the soapy water tonight. ..hopefully no more fleas…

  84. Robert Rice… THANKYOU very much.. You just made my decision for me, on my flea problem.. I wasn't keen on the candle idea either..

  85. Thanks Robert.. I'm going to try it your way

  86. does it have to be a tea light candle or can it be just any candle ?

  87. I use a night light. Put the plate of soapy water under the night light.

  88. Do Not use the salt remedy if it is humid. Your rug will suck in moisture and you will end up with a damp, salty rug that now has fleas And needs to be dried out/cleaned!

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