How to Get Rid of Fleas in Your House

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So, I take it you’ve been doing a bit more scratching lately than you might have liked to? Well, either you or your pet have.

If you or your pet have fleas, keep in mind that only around 5% of the total fleas in your house are actually living ON you or your pet, the rest are living in your house and yard, so if you want to get rid of them that’s where you’ll have to concentrate your efforts (getting fleas off of your person or pet is a relatively easy task of just bathing properly). I’m going to show the simple

cleaning procedures you need to use to get rid of fleas in your house, and then we’re going to move on and I’ll show you how to get rid of fleas outside and how to do so naturally without using chemicals that are potentially dangerous to

you or your pets. Let’s get to work:

Cleaning

The first thing you need to start doing is cleaning: you need to get rid of the fleas AND their babies/eggs that are also going to be all over the place. I’ve got a great video here to show you exactly what to do but first a few tips:

 

  • Your vacuum cleaner is your number one weapon in the war against fleas–if you don’t have one, or you don’t have a good one, you’ll need to beg, borrow, or steal one.
  • If you’ve got a yard then you’re going to have to tackle that, too. Many of the same treatments used indoors can be used outdoors as well, plus there are products specifically made for outdoor use that I’ll mention later.
  • You HAVE to keep up the cleaning regimen for at least a couple of weeks–sorry, but this isn’t a one-go sort of thing due to the eggs that are already laid and will later hatch. You don’t want this coming back, so it’s worth the trouble to just do it once but do it right.

 

Ok, here’s what to do:

How to get rid of fleas in your home naturally

This is a professional pest controller who made a quick video on how to use a specific all-natural product properly to get rid of fleas inside and outside–I checked out the product on Amazon (you can see it here: GreenSense Diatomaceous Earth ) and it’s got great reviews so I decided to include this. Have a look at this (it’s very short):

How to get rid of fleas from your yard

Here we’ve got an actual veterinarian just quickly (a little over a minute) giving you a few tips on dealing with fleas outside:

Additional Resources and Further Reading

I’d definitely go have a look through Amazon’s Flea and Tick Control Products section (it’s sorted by bestselling so you can see what’s popular), read the descriptions and reviews VERY carefully, and make sure you choose the right thing (remember what that guy said about some dog flea collars being toxic to cats).

There’s a top-notch website I found on dealing with fleas on pets (specifically cats) called Cats of Australia, definitely worth a look.

Mother Earth News has got an excellent, detailed article on how to naturally treat a flea problem on your pet.

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