How to kill fleas

This article will teach you about some of the methods you can use to kill fleas whether it’s natural or chemical. I understand sometimes infestations can get out of hand and that can cause a huge problem. Sometimes the fastest way to kill them is by using a spray or bomb.

Diatomaceous Earth

This is the best way to kill fleas. It’s completely natural and doesn’t have all of the unwanted, dangerous chemicals of a flea spray or bomb. Diatomaceous Earth is a natural substance made from the fossilized remains of diatoms (Hard shell form of algae).

Traces of diatomaceous earth can be found in some of the foods we eat proving that it’s edible and not harmful. I wouldn’t recommend eating it straight up though because it probably doesn’t taste too great.

All you need to do is sprinkle it around you house and it will take care of the fleas in no time. The fleas will breathe it in and it works not by poisoning them but by drying the oils inside their bodies. After left out for a while you just need to vacuum it up and keep doing it every once in a while until the infestation is gone.

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Flea Traps

If buying the right type of trap (or making your own) this is another safe, effective way to kill fleas. It doesn’t require a lot of work, you just set it out and it will passively kill off fleas while you’re watching TV, working, or sleeping.

Some traps do contain poison so you will need to watch out for that. The picture to the left is a safe flea trap that doesn’t contain poisons and works really well, it’s my preferred trap when treating fleas. If you want to make your own homemade trap click here and I will show you a few traps you can make on your own.

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Salt

2575506069_98083e8196Though I haven’t tried this method myself, a lot of people recommend using salt. It works the same way as the Diatomaceous Earth by sucking the moisture from the bodies of the fleas in the area.

If you do decide to use this method I would suggest using a very fine salt solution. The more fine the salt is, the more effective it will be. The salt needs to be able to attach to the flea so it will dry out.

Just distribute the salt around the areas you want to kill the fleas and after about 7 or 10 days vacuum it up. If the infestation persist just repeat until all of the fleas are dead.

Flea Spray

Flea spray is a flea killer that is well…sprayed. It directly targets fleas with poisons and insecticide taking them out in a quick and efficient manner. It’s great if an infestation is becoming a huge mess really quickly. If the infestation isn’t too bad try using some of the other methods above before using spray or bombs.

Flea spray is a poison so it’s obviously going to be harmful to the environment you live in. When using a flea spray I recommend using raid flea killer. It’s a brand we are all familiar with, for good reason.

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Flea Bombs or Foggers

Flea bombs are great if you are trying to cover a large area in a short amount of time. To use a flea bomb you just open all of the doors to rooms in your house, all of the cabinets, everything that’s closed off so the fog can get to everywhere it needs to.

Though very effective it can be incredibly harmful to you, your pets, and family. Flea bombs can have Cypermethrin, Methroprene, Nylar, Permethrin and Tetramethrin, and other chemical insecticides. These can all be potentially dangerous. A single flea bomb can carry one or more of these chemicals in it.

Despite all of the negative aspects of a flea bomb, they can be very effective if used properly. Flea eggs can fall into small cracks in the floor and carpeting. Flea bombs can get into these cracks and penetrate the carpet enough to kill them. I only recommend using them if the infestation is really bad.

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