Step 2: Cleanliness is next to Flealessness

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Flea eggs hatch every 3 days, so by sprinkling your floors for at least 9 days, vacuuming each 3rd day for 9 days, takes you through the complete life cycle of flea life. Be sure and empty your vacuum after each cleaning or the pests will just crawl back out and re-infest your home! You can also salt porches, doghouses and kennels to kill eggs & maintain flea control. Borax works as an alternative to salt but has a few cautions. In high humidity areas you may need to use a dehumidifier with the salt treatment for its use to be effective.

velcro21 year ago
Always put at least two moth balls in your household vacuum bag every time you change the vac bag. It will kill any insect larvae you vacuumed up.
elizk6 years ago
You can also put a flea collar inside your vacuum bag or cannister to kill any fleas you vacuum up or eucalyptus peppermint essential oil on a cotton ball or small piece of felt will hold the oil well. If you have to buy vaccum bags this will save on the cost.
kmpcarter elizk6 years ago
Where do you buy the oil?
myrrhmaid (author)  kmpcarter6 years ago
You can get citronella repellent oils at a natural foods store. They often come in a blend. You can also make your own with lavender, eucalyptus and lemon or orange oil. Essential oils are like a solvent and will evaporate. Always use cautions as these are highly concentrated and can be caustic to certain surfaces, like finished wood. Let me know if you have any other questions.
I've also seen natural essential oils being sold at some pharmacies and bulk food stores.
You can also put plain old salt in the vacuum bags to kill the fleas and eggs.
two20nine6 years ago