Kill Fleas Naturally

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Kill Fleas Naturally Without Harsh Chemicals

I have used a lot  of the chemical products out there.  Topical flea treatments, powders, etc.,  they use to work for me without any problem.  However, this past year we’ve had an exceptional amount of fleas and ticks on our pets.  The chemicals just aren’t doing the job. That’s when I started to look into ways I could kill fleas naturally.

If you’re looking for information about how  home remedies kill fleas, there is more information about homemade flea remedies you can make yourself.

I used Frontline for both my dog and cat, but noticed that the fleas just kept coming back. We flea bombed, used flea shampoos, powders and flea collars without seeing any results. This caused my to look for ways to kill fleas naturally.

I’ve read online, along with talking with my vet and friends, that many other people are having the same problems with chemical based flea products.  If you’re noticing the same problem in your home with your pets, hopefully, you’ll be able to find a way to kill fleas naturally, in your home and your pets here.

I’ve found all sorts of, “all natural flea remedies”, the ones that caught my eye the most, are listed below.  Just click on the remedy and it will take you to what it’s about and how it works.

If you’d like to share a story of your own that may help someone to kill fleas naturally and it’s not listed here, please share it with us below! Thank You 🙂

Borax

Salt

Baking Soda

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

EVOLV

Boric Acid

 

Borax

I found many places have this listed saying that it will kill fleas naturally, It’s an insecticide, so this would take the words, all natural, safe for kids, safe for pets, all out of the picture!

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Borax

This is used to make your own insecticide by mixing with cocoa powder or corn meal, then adding sugar.

Next, you are suppose to sprinkle it wherever you have a rodent or insect problem.  The package states right on it to keep out of the reach of children and pets!

I would not recommend this product as a way to kill fleas naturally!

However if you don’t mind some chemicals being used this may be what you’re looking for.  People have been using this as a laundry detergent booster for years so if it can work to kill the fleas it’s worth the try.

You can find Borax Laundry Booster, 76 oz Box at Amazon.

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Salt

You can use any type of salt that you want, the finer the better!  So essentially the finest salt I could think of was ordinary, everyday table salt.  If you need a large quantity of salt for a lot of carpet, you can purchase: Morton Table Salt 4-Pound pkg

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sprinkling salt on carpet

Step 1:  Sprinkle the salt liberally over your carpets, get under your furniture as well.  You don’t need to put this on thickly, just a thin layer.

Step 2:  Leave the salt on your carpet for at least 24 hours, if your home is infested, leave on for a few days.  If the salt granules are annoying you, just use a broom or dry mop to rub it further into your carpet.

Step 3:  After the salt has sat for 24 hours or more, you’ll need to vacuum it up.  You will see dead fleas in your vacuum canister!  What a cheap easy way to kill fleas naturally.  You can re-apply if your still seeing fleas jumping around, it really depends how bad your particular flea problem is.

OK, I have to say this one really surprised me!  Everyday table salt is said to kill fleas naturally.  It actually makes sense that salt could be a flea killer, just watch the video below to see exactly what the salt does to the fleas.

This is what the salt does to the fleas and all of its stages:

It is said that the salt gets stuck where their legs come together at the joints, and actually cuts the adult flea, causing them to bleed.

Then the salt sucks the moisture right out of the flea, including the egg, larvae and pupae stages of the flea.  When the flea loses the moisture in it’s body, it just dries up and dies.

When the salt is in contact with the egg, pupae and larvae stages of the flea, it absorbs the moisture from them and ultimately kills them before they have a chance to hatch into an adult.

I give this natural flea remedy an A+, not only is it extremely cheap to do, but it’s very safe for our pets and families.  We all use salt everyday, now you can use it to kill fleas naturally!

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Baking Soda

This is what the baking soda is suppose to do:

The baking soda is suppose to have a similar effect as the salt.  The only difference here is that the baking soda isn’t coarse like salt.

The salt cuts the fleas, causing them to bleed.  Baking soda is a fine gentler powder substance.  I can understand the ability for it to cause the fleas and flea eggs to dry out, but it seems to me that without the bleeding factor on the flea this just wouldn’t be as effective as the salt.  However, I didn’t try this but others say when combined with salt it will kill fleas naturally.

Step 1:  Sprinkle the baking soda liberally over entire carpet areas.  Some people said that it would need to be in conjunction with the table salt, some said that it works great by itself.

Step 2:  Rub the baking soda into your carpets with a broom.  It needs to be pushed as far into the carpet fibers as possible.

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baking soda

Step 3:  Leave this on your carpet for 24 hours if you only are seeing a few fleas, up to a week if your home is completely infested with fleas.

Step 4:  Vacuum your carpets, emptying the vacuum cleaner bag or the canister on a bag less vacuum, between rooms.

I can’t say that I would recommend this alone!  I could see using this with the salt but the salt doesn’t need any help, it does everything the baking soda does plus more!

I think the baking soda is just an extra mess to have to vacuum up.  If you’d like to buy it in bulk, click here.  If anyone has any thoughts about this, I’d love to hear from you!

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Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Earth, also called DE, is in essence the shell remains of sea dwelling algae.  It is found on the bottom of the ocean’s floors.

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Food Grade-Diatomaceous Earth

When dry, this is a very soft fine powder when you touch it, but if you were to look at it under a microscope, it would have lots of tiny, sharp edges.  These sharp edges have the ability to cut the outer protective shell of tiny little bugs, like fleas.

When the shell of the insect, or flea, is damaged, it loses any of it’s protection.  The DE is able to actually cause damage to the flea itself by cutting it and making it bleed.

The fine powder is able to absorb moisture.  When the fleas shell is damaged the fine powder can get to the actual flea and dehydrate them, causing them to die.

This will kill the adult flea and stop the process of the fleas life cycle.

This is how you would apply the food grade Diatomaceous Earth:

Step 1:  Sprinkle the DE on your carpets, you don’t need to put it on thickly, a light coating will work just fine.

Step 2:  Leave the DE on your treated carpets for 24 hours.

Step 3:  Vacuum all of the areas that are treated with the DE.  You need to throw the vacuum bags out after your done vacuuming, if your using a canister vacuum, just dump into the garbage and rinse the canister.

Step 4:  Repeat the previous steps once a week for 4 weeks.  Any flea eggs that hatch in this time will need to come into contact with the DE to kill them.  As long as you do this every week for a month, you should not see any more fleas because you’re killing them before they’ll have a chance to reproduce!

I have also found while researching the DE, people actually eat this as part of their health regimen.  I can’t say I would eat it myself but to each their own.  This just gives a little bit of reassurance that it is safe to use.

Farmers also use this directly in bags of feed for animals.  It protects the feed from being infested with bugs and ruining the feed.  This gives me another bit of reassurance that it’s safe for our pets and families, along with the ability to kill fleas naturally!

You can purchase DE at Amazon:  food grade Diatomaceous Earth

I haven’t tried this myself but if anyone else has, I’d love for you to share your story about it in the comment section!

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EVOLV

EVOLV is a product sold by Wondercide.  The company Wondercide is focused on making products to kill fleas naturally and without chemicals. They offer products for pest control on our pets, in the home and outside of the home.

They claim that it kills fleas and ticks on contact!  That’s a pretty big claim and would be great for us and our pets if it works.  I haven’t tried it yet, I do think I’ll be ordering some to try.

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EVOLV Spray

People are saying that this is a “miracle cure”, along with claiming that it did kill fleas naturally on their pets and in their homes.  This product is also said to be beneficial for our pets skin.  Making the itchy dry skin and hot spots, from fleas, better.

The flea products come in 2 scents, lemongrass & cedar.

The cedar scent ingredients are:  organic cedar wood oil (active), hydrated silica (inert)

The lemongrass ingredients are: organic cedar wood oil (active), therapeutic grade lemongrass oil (active), hydrated silica (inert)

To use EVOLV follow the steps below:

Step 1:  Rub your pets coat in the opposite direction of the hair growth

Step 2:  Spray on your pet in an even coating, being sure to cover their entire body.

Step 3:  Spray your hands with EVOLV, then rub on your pets ears and face.

Step 4:  Repeat as needed until all the fleas are dead.  Then just use weekly as a preventative measure against fleas and ticks.

Wondercide also has a complete line of flea control and killing products for both inside your home and outside of your home.  All are completely organic and all natural.

Their line of products can be purchased at Amazon: EVOLV flea spray

I’m going to purchase this myself and try it out, I’ll let everyone know how it works for my pets.  If anyone else has already tried this and wouldn’t mind sharing their story about this line of products, that would be great!  If this will kill fleas naturally and provide a treatment for my pets irritated skin, I would be more than happy to make the purchase for their products.

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Boric Acid

Boric acid is used in many products as a natural way to kill fleas.  I have found that reviews of products containing boric acid may have some side effects to our pets, if they have sensitive skin or skin allergies.

Boric acid for flea control, works a lot like the salt and DE powder.  It dehydrates the fleas

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Boric acid

and their life cycle stages, ultimately killing them.  The difference between the boric acid and the salt or DE, is that it doesn’t break the outer shell of the fleas but it does dehydrate them very effectively causing death to the flea.

The boric acid lasts for a long period of time as a flea killer, as long as it stays dry.  Even after vacuuming the powder can lay in the depths of your carpet continuing to prevent the hatching of the flea eggs, pupae and larvae stages.

Unlike the salt and food grade diatomaceous earth, boric acid may cause discolouration of fabrics.  You may want to test it on your furniture before completely covering it.  This will kill fleas naturally.

You can purchase boric acid at Amazon: Boric Acid Powder – 12 Oz  follow the directions on the container, following the directions for flea removal.

Fleago Natural Flea Control
 contains 99% boric acid but unlike the straight boric acid above, it already has baking soda in it which helps prevent it from clumping.  Follow the directions on the container to apply on your carpets and furniture.

I will continue adding new material to this page as I come across it.  If you have anything that has worked for you and can be considered “all natural” or “organic”,it would be great if you could share it with everyone 🙂

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