I have a wicked flea problem and would like to know if there are any home remedies that might get this problem under control. Last year I used some borax powder when I saw one and that seemed to cure it. this year I didn’t apply any till I was being bit and now the borax isn’t doing anything. Is there something else I can use that isn’t a spray?
Fleas can be a persistent pest once they have established their life cycle and start breeding inside the home. Though there are some home remedies that can help prevent fleas from completing their life cycle inside, once they’ve started it’s always best to use a real pest control product to get rid of them properly. Fortunately there are plenty of safe and effective products available these days and I’m sure you can get the problem under control with a little patience.
First, you should look over our on line FLEA CONTROL article. This discussion explains just why fleas are such a pest and what you must do to get a local infestation under control. As you’ll learn from the article, flea control is really egg control. Get the eggs from being able to develop and you’ll be able to reduce and eliminate the ones you’re seeing inside.
Based on what you’ve used before, I think the ONCE A YEAR FLEA GRANULES would be ideal for you’re situation. This product is related to borax but is designed different in that it will last 12 months or longer once applied to carpeting. It really works at stopping the flea cycle by dehydrating the flea eggs so once applied to the carpet, the cycle will be broken. Since it will take a little time for the pupating fleas to emerge, you might want to set out some FLEA TRAPS to help make the next 1-3 weeks tolerable since the traps will help catch some of these newly hatching fleas. These options are very safe and effective and compared to spraying, easier to do. I’m 100% sure you’ll be able to handle this problem yourself but if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1.800.877.7290.