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How to kill fleas in carpets without pesticides?

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Blondie562

Asked by Blondie562 at 2:10 AM on Nov. 15, 2013 in Home & Garden

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  • Someone here recommended food-grade diatomaceous earth a little while back. It dehydrates the bugs till they die.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:30 AM on Nov. 15, 2013

  • I've heard lemon soap repeals them... Also. Borax laundry soap will kill them there's actually directions on the box for how to kill fleas!
    rachel216

    Answer by rachel216 at 6:20 AM on Nov. 15, 2013

  • Sprinkle a generous amount of salt and some baking power on your carpets.... Let sit over night and then vacuum. Works great!!!
    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 7:05 AM on Nov. 15, 2013

  • I've heard that it helps to keep rooms cold when you're not home, too, because the cold kills them.
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 7:06 AM on Nov. 15, 2013

  • I bet cleaning the carpets would help, then do the salt and baking soda, but be sure to do a test patch, sometimes salt can discolor the rug.
    2kids2dogs2cats

    Answer by 2kids2dogs2cats at 8:51 AM on Nov. 15, 2013

  • Borax on the laundry detergent aisle. But you have to keep your pets and kids off of it until it's time to vacuum it up (several hours).
    slw123

    Answer by slw123 at 4:38 PM on Nov. 15, 2013

  • Salt the carpets. (The kind you put on your food.) Leave overnight and vacuum.
    2autisticsmom

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 9:36 PM on Nov. 17, 2013

  • Here's the thing...you kill the fleas that are hatched...but in how many days do you have a whole new batch of hatchlings...One "cleansing" won't do...you have to "rinse and repeat"...and repeat...and repeat...
    vanillaorchida

    Answer by vanillaorchida at 12:45 AM on Dec. 8, 2013

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