Flea traps are a great way to take out fleas and treat and infestation. You can build traps at home with common household items or you can buy traps depending on the time you have and the quality you want. Electric flea traps are the most common traps. When I use flea traps I prefer to use electric flea traps.
What are electric flea traps?
Electric flea traps are made from a sticky substance thats placed under a warm light. The traps are plugged into a wall and set out to attract fleas. The Warmth of the light pulls the fleas towards the light where they will be caught in the sticky substance place underneath the light.
When making your own electric flea trap the sticky substance underneath the light is a mixture of water and soap. If you just put water under the light the fleas will be able to escape that is why you must put soap into it. Store bought flea traps are much easier to maintain.
When using a store bought flea trap its much easier to maintain. When you purchase a flea trap it comes with a replaceable tar like substance on a tray. When the tray is becoming to full just take out the tray then replace it with a new tray.
How to use an Electric flea trap
Not only are electric flea traps very effective but they’re also easy to use. The first thing you’ll need to do is find an electric outlet in an area around where your pet spends a lot of time whether its on the couch, your bedroom, or near their pet bed. Leave it there until the container becomes full. Once its full of fleas change out the sticky tray and replace it with a new once so you can continue trapping fleas.
What flea trap should I buy?
TheVictor M230 Ultimate Flea Trap is my personal favorite purchasable flea trap. This flea trap contains absolutely no poisons so it isn’t harmful to pets or children. Its great to have because it can become a permanent necessity around the house that is reusable until its broken. Once its placed you don’t need to worry about it at all except to replace the tray when it fills up. The fleas will gather around it like its a magical portal to a amazing world of fleas!
- Non-poisonous, odorless flea trap safe to use around children and pets
- Patented design uses color, heat, light, and sweet odor to lure fleas; attracts fleas from 30 feet away in every direction
- Super Grabber glue holds fleas fast for easy monitoring and removal
- Enables safe placement around children and pets; comes fully assembled and ready to use
- Package includes 1 trap and 2 glue discs; refills also available
Homemade flea trap
Making a flea trap at home can be pretty effective too, not only is it effective but its incredibly easy to do. Ill teach you how to make a flea trap for your home. If you want to learn how to make more flea traps click here to read my Guide to flea traps.
To start, get a bowl and fill it with water then add a dash of soap and mix it around until the soap is mixed in. Try to prevent making bubbles when stirring the soap in. The soap will keep the fleas in the bowl, preventing them from escaping.
Once you have the bowl of soap and water take a lamp and place it on the ground above the bowl of soapy water. Angle the lamp so that the light shines onto the bowl.
If you don’t have a lamp you can also place the bowl against a wall underneath a night light. The light will draw the fleas to the bowl where they will be caught and die.