Introduction: A Simple Flea Solution
How often have you had a flea that you just couldnt squeeze to death? Often I can't because I have gorilla fingers. (Thanks alot weight lifting!) Sure I can squeeze an apple, but a flea is just too small for my fingers.
So how do I kill off those fleas who are unlucky enough to infest my home?
Well I use only natural products and have eliminated a flea infestation that had nearly 30 fleas an hour jumping and biting me and my family.
Step 1: What Will I Need?
To solve fleas quickly and efficently you will only need 4 items
1. A small bowl.
2. Isopropyl Alcohol atleast 50%. 70% works great, and 91% is the fastest but the smell is unbarably strong
3. Diatomacious earth
Step 2: Lets Begin!
First of all you need to pour the Alcohol into the small bowl. Save this until later. It will be your nuclear bomb in the war on these mites!
Now take that powdery white goodness that you bought at lowes and thoroughly powder your carpet, rugs, couch, and floor mats with it. The D.E. will be what will help kill the buggers while their young and the eggs will take some damage too.
Step 3: Clean Up
After letting your carpets and such stay throughly coated, vaccum it up. This will help collect the eggs and some of the fleas. They will dehydrate as they are being collected with the D.E.
Remember the more eggs today, the less fleas in 120 days.
Step 4: That Bowl From Earlier
Here is the fun part.
Take that bowl, and when ever you catch a flea on you. Drop the flea into the bowl. It works faster than trying to squeeze the, You also will take out young, old, and pregnant fleas.
It works great!
Advice: Replace the alcohol as needed, as it will evaporate in a day or two.
Step 5: Lets Review
The safest and non toxic way to kill fleas is such:
1. Powder your carpets with D.E.
Catch and drop any living fleas in alcohol.
It took me about 2 weeks to settle a huge infestation and not a single chemical that was toxic was used! My neighbor paid a fumigator, and he still has fleas... nearly 4 months later.