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Thanks for this tip. I believe I can buy the Boric Acid you're talking about at my Dollar Tree store here in town.
I mix half table salt and half baking soda and put in a large shaker like you see the pizza joints use for red pepper flakes. I put down a small, shallow dish, like a plant saucer, filled it 2/3's full with water, added a good squirt of Dawn dishsoap, then put a lamp over it. The first night, within hours, I had 4 fleas in the dish. The next day, I emptied it, refilled it, and had 6 drowned fleas. Tonight I had 9! I have vacuumed once a day every day for three days. I dumped and refilled the dish. I just have one flea tonight. I gave both of my cats a bath in white vinegar and Dawn dishsoap, scrubbing good around their neck, where I can feel it is crusty. Cats have not been digging since their bath 3 1/2 hours ago.
I'm just going to put it along the baseboards and in the corners of the room, where my pets don't walk.
Yep! I used a plastic plant saucer, water, Dawn dishsoap, and a lamp. Set it all on the floor. Works like a charm. Should I move the saucer around the room? or just leave it in one place and let the fleas find it?
We have tried DE over and over again in our house for 2 weeks but the infestation is getting worse. It has been bombed twice now with chemicals, we vacuum daily sometimes 2-3 times a day. We also did the hot water and dish soap which did wonders the first day or two and now nothing! They have wises up and avoid it like the plague, as soon as you walk by the bowl they are quick to attack! We got a house that people had been living in for 4-5 years like this. I have two very small kids and a dog and I walked in my 1.5 year olds room and was attacked all over my feet, as fast as I got them on they piled back on! This was after everything I stated! I put a huge thick layer on DE back on last night and have left it on for a day or so and still when I walk in that powder they jump and bite like crazy! Any other ideas please help us!:(
Ive been unfortunate enough that my house became infested with fleas. My poor cat and myself were constantly being bitten by the nasty little buggers. I havent been able to locate any DE in my area so im going to order it online. In the mean time Ive discovered that regular table salt acts a lot like DE.. It dehydrates and kills them. Has anyone else ever used this method? How can i keep the fleas from biting my cat? I gave her a flea bath and then put a flea collar on her but the poor thing still keeps getting attacked.
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