How To Permanently Rid Your House of Fleas Without Chemicals
How to Get Rid of Fleas in Your Home
What I Learned from the Internet
I made the mistake of missing my dogs flea treatment for a month or so and all of a sudden my house had become a haven for fleas. With a crawling toddler in the house I felt like I needed to find a solution FAST or move! I did the natural thing and researched "how to kill fleas" on the internet. Here is what I found:
- Call an exterminator who will spray your house with a hazardous chemical and will result in a bill from your local hotel on top of the $200 or more it costs to spray.
- Cover your house in Borax because it kills the fleas (apparently by cutting into their bodies like glass)
- Rip out all your carpets
- Set off a bug bomb (more hazardous chemicals)
After trying most of the remedies described above I had found out that none of them worked! I even went so far as to do my own experimenting on some unfortunate fleas that I caught. I put one in a plastic bag and added borax to the bag to see if it really killed it. After several days the flea was still alive. Borax does NOT kill fleas!!! To this day I still find Borax in the cracks of my wood floors.
After searching and searching for answers and trying everything I could get my hands on, I FINALLY found what worked!
At the end of my rope I decided to try to find a "flea trap". Lo and Behold Amazon.com had one called the Victor M230 Ultiimate Flea Trap. It's a little dish with a sticky mat at the bottom and a light at the top. You put it in the middle of the affected room(s) at night. The fleas are attracted to the light and get stuck to the sticky mat when they jump in. Let me tell you, this thing works!! We had one in just about every room and every morning we got up and had collected and KILLED many fleas! After about a week we were only getting one or two fleas each night and the nightmare was finally over!!
Since our adventure with fleas has ended we put our flea trap out every once in a while to make sure we don't end up with another problem ever again. I just hope this article can be read by others before they go through everything we did before they find the answer!