June 21st, 2010
The manufacturers of Flea Treats have shared with us some helpful hints on how to control fleas in the carpet. Please read below. If this works for you, don’t hesitate to pass it along and your comments to our forum.Carpet care-Flea Treats will provide your pets with a natural repellent to keep fleas away. Because Flea Treats don’t kill fleas, some pets’ humans are concerned about fleas in their carpets. Sometimes the fleas, once repelled from the pets, will seek an alternative meal. To safely remove fleas from carpets and upholstery, many of our customers recommend 20 Mule Team Borax, available in the grocery store’s laundry aisle. Sprinkle the borax onto your carpet, leave it for 3 to 4 hours, then vacuum it up and dispose of the vacuum cleaner bag in your outdoor waste disposal area (e.g., a garbage can). Repeat this process 3 days later and again 3 days later. Borax is a very strong salt and will dehydrate the fleas, so it’s much safer than a pesticidal spray or bomb. It’s still best to keep your pets off the carpet until you vacuum up the borax. The borax may not penetrate all eggs and cocoons, which is why you should dispose of the vacuum cleaner bag after each application. In general, frequent vacuuming is the safest way to remove the occasional flea that may hitchhike into your home on you or a visitor.