How to remove pet fleas from your carpets

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How to remove pet fleas from your carpets

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Fleas jumping up out of your carpet to bite at your ankles is probably the most annoying and embarrassing thing. In addition to the inconvenience of fleas taking up residence in your home, getting rid of them is difficult. Chemical fogs or sprays made to kills fleas are unsafe to humans and all pets. Rid your carpet of fleas naturally without risking your health.


Treat your dog or cat at the same time that you treat your carpet. Many pet owners have rid pets from fleas by bathing them in Dawn dish detergent.


Vacuum thoroughly and often as fleas in various stages of development probably live in your carpet. Either dispose of your vacuum bag in a secured plastic trash bag or add borax or diatomaceous earth (DE) to your vacuum bag to kill fleas.


Sprinkle your carpet with salt, which should kill fleas and eggs. Wait 24 hours and then vacuum up.


Rid your carpet of fleas in every inch of your carpet, including under and behind furniture.


Dust DE directly on carpet for stubborn pests. While DE is generally safe for humans, you still might want to wear eye protection and a dust mask so that you don't breathe in the dust.


Steam clean your carpet with a borax and water mixture in a carpet cleaner. The water drowns adult fleas and the borax attaches to the carpet to stop new fleas from maturing. This can be an effective treatment for up to a year.


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