Fleas often attack homes with pets, and many of the commercial flea sprays, powders and treatments contain chemicals. These chemicals may get rid of the fleas, but you also subject your home, family and pets to the chemicals. Instead, use a do-it-yourself flea removal routine that incorporates dish soap. The dish soap effectively gets rid of the fleas without the use of any harmful chemicals.
Things You'll Need
- Bowls or pie pans
- Dish soap
- Vacuum cleaner
Fill up a few bowls or pie pans with about 1/2 tsp. each of dishwashing liquid, and fill up the containers halfway with water. Stir to dissolve dishwashing liquid.
Place these containers around your floor, either under nightlights or under a lamp.
Sprinkle salt from a salt shaker around your floor, and it let sit in place overnight. The salt will dehydrate the fleas, and while in search of an escape the fleas will typically jump into the dish soap. The soapy water smothers and kills the fleas instantly.
Discard the soapy water the next day and vacuum your floors thoroughly. Use a vacuum with a disposable bag, because this will collect and trap the fleas and the salt that you sprinkled across the floor.
Killing Fleas With Water
A natural enemy of fleas is water. Fleas do not swim well and will drown when submerged in water. The application of...
How to Use Joy Instead of Dawn to Kill Fleas
Fleas are parasites that feed on warm blooded mammals. Fleas can cause a variety of problems in pets including skin irritation, allergic...
How to Kill Fleas With Soap
If harsh flea killer chemicals are not at hand, killing fleas with soap is a good alternative. Learn how to eradicate a...