Introduction: How to Kill Fleas in Carpet Naturally

Today I am going to show you fantastic tips on how to kill fleas in carpet naturally. I used this solution last summer and it worked extremely well. The recipe is 100% natural and completely safe to use in your house. If you hire an exterminator to get rid of fleas, they will spray all kinds of toxic products around your house. These dangerous insecticides may kill fleas fast but they are also causing harmful side effects in the process. Wouldn't you feel better knowing exactly what you are applying to your home? Check out this natural remedy for killing fleas in carpet.

Before you Begin Getting Rid of Fleas in your carpet

There are a few quick things you should know about before you begin treating your carpet. Adult fleas only make up a very small portion of the infestation. That means that the ones you can see are just the tip of the iceberg. 95% of the infestation consists of eggs, larva and pupa. It is essential that your treatment method can kill fleas that are in each stage of this life cycle.

Your home provides many warm and comfy areas for these pests to hide. Flea eggs can remain dormant in your carpet for many months. Other area these insects could be hiding is on clothes, bedding and furniture. It is important to treat your entire house along with your carpet to avoid another infestation. This is the best strategy for killing fleas permanently.

Tip: Don’t forget treat your cats and dogs at the same time you are treating the carpet.

Step 1: Simple Solution for Flea Control on Cats, Dogs and Carpets

Step 2: Important Preparation Before Applying Flea Treatments

A proper cleaning session is always the first step in getting rid of fleas in carpet. Gather all articles of clothing, bedding, towels and any other fabrics that can be washed. There is a good chance these items could be hiding flea eggs. You vacuum cleaner will be your other weapon of choice. Vacuuming will not kill all fleas in your carpet but it will help to decrease the population. It will also be helpful to wipe down other surfaces around your home, paying close attention to cracks and crevices near your baseboards.

Step 3: The Best Way for Getting Rid of Fleas in Carpet Naturally

Now it’s time to get started with the extermination of these annoying insects. In order to kill fleas in carpet, you will need baking soda and diatomaceous earth. Most of us already have baking soda around the house. If not, you can grab it from the local grocery store. Diatomaceous earth is a fine powder consisting of the fossilized remains of algae. It is completely natural and safe for kids and pets. However, it is extremely effective for getting rid of fleas in your house.

Just be certain that you are purchasing the correct grade of diatomaceous earth. You do not want the type that is used in pool filtration systems. Look for a 100% food grade powder. This type of diatomaceous earth will be safe for skin contact and even ingestion. If you need help finding the proper type, check out the short video above for a safe and inexpensive recommendation.

How to Use Diatomaceous Earth on Your Carpet:

  • Mix 1 part baking soda with 1 part diatomaceous earth (50/50 mixture). This solution will not be effective if it is wet so keep it dry.
  • Apply the flea powder to your carpet, furniture and other areas in thin to moderate layers.
  • Allow the powder to remain on your carpet for at least 24 hours to make sure all eggs, larva, pupa and adults are eliminated.
  • Use a vacuum to suck up the powder. Diatomaceous earth is non-toxic and safe for ingestion. However, any fine powder has the potential to irritate your eyes, nose or throat. You should wrap a shirt around your face during application and removal just to be safe.
  • Vacuum vibrations can cause dormant eggs to hatch. Carefully discard the contents of your vacuum canister when finished. It is best to do this outside into a seal-able trash bag.
  • Repeat as necessary.

Give Yourself a Pat on the Back!

It is very responsible and commendable to use natural solution for getting rid of household insects. It gives you complete control of which ingredients you allow to enter your home. Harsh insecticides are not safe for you, your family or your pets. This method will also save you some hard earned cash! I’d like to thank you for reading my post about how to kill fleas in carpet. If you have any questions or comments, leave them in the section below. Thanks!

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falconrk made it!(author)2015-09-30

Diatomaceous earth works well for most crawling household pests and is even fairly effective against Bedbugs. Great instructable.

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Bliss+Grey made it!(author)2016-04-24

yes and for internal parasites if you use the food grade diatomaceous earth.

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