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Whats the best way to get fleas out the house when you have kids in the house?

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kb24

Asked by kb24 at 9:43 AM on Jun. 21, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • We sprinkled borax powder in the carpet and vacuumed it up.
    Gingerwheel

    Answer by Gingerwheel at 9:46 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • Call an exterminator. Nothing else worked for us. The flea bombs didn't do anything. And get the animal treated.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 9:46 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • depends how bad the fleas are. Lavender plants and oils work great on keeping them out! Also look into advantage flea killer for your pets. eventually the fleas will either bite your pets and die or be chased out by a more drastic approach like a flea bomb while you go out for the day.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:48 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • Go to your local vet. They have some great carpet spray. It costs, but it seemed to work for us. Get pets treated, but realize that you can bring fleas from your yard into your home on your own body.
    FebPenguins

    Answer by FebPenguins at 9:49 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • Depending on how bad they are, you can try the powder, but the only thing that worked for us was to bomb the house, meaning we all had to leave for about 5 hours.
    kimigogo

    Answer by kimigogo at 9:49 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • Even with the spray, I would leave for a few hours.
    FebPenguins

    Answer by FebPenguins at 9:49 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • there are no animals in our home,don't really know how we got the fleas in the first place. and what is borax powder?i've never heard of it.
    kb24

    Comment by kb24 (original poster) at 9:50 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • Are you sure they are fleas? Are they tiny and black? They jump, don't fly. They get your ankles mostly.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 9:53 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • yeah i'm sure they are fleas,i know what fleas look like.
    kb24

    Comment by kb24 (original poster) at 9:57 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

  • You'll find borax in the laundry aisle. It's cheap, and works really well for getting rid of fleas. Sprinkle it on, take the kids out to play for a few hours, then vacuum it up when you get home.

    desert_diva

    Answer by desert_diva at 9:58 AM on Jun. 21, 2011

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