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Flea Trap Remedy to Catch Fleas with Dish-washing Liquid
If you want to get rid of fleas, this seems the easiest way to catch and kill the monstrous fleas, yes a flea trap! If you give a bath to your dog with a dishwashing liquid, you’ll be able to kill the fleas on its body too. However, a flea trap will enable you to clean up your entire house of fleas.
Get this:
Dish washing liquid
Dinner plates or bowls
Tea candles
Warm water
Do this:
At night, place a plate or a bowl in each of your rooms, preferably in the middle of the room. Place it on floor.
Now fill them with warm water. If you are using a bowl, fill it partly and if using a plate, fill it to the brim.
Now add dishwashing liquid to this water. Use a good amount of it, about a capful.
Place one tea candle in the center of each plate. If using bowl, you may not be able to place the candle inside it. You can place the candle near the bowl.
Now light the candles.
The fleas get attracted towards light. When they jump towards light, they will get stuck in the high viscosity of the liquid with soap. This way, fleas will get trapped and die.
You may dispose off the bodies in the morning.
If your house is badly infected with fleas, you may continue to do this for 3-4 nights.

Herbal Flea Spray to Get Rid of Fleas from Your House
If you have been thinking of a flea bomb loaded with chemicals to eliminate fleas from your house, you must reconsider once and give a try to this herbal spray instead. This homemade flea spray uses such ingredients as lemon juice and witch hazel. They are entirely safe for your pets and kids. Here’s the recipe for this herbal flea spray.
Get this:
Vinegar- 1 gallon (a little less than 4 liters)
Water- ½ gallon (a little less than 2 liters)
Lemon juice- 16 oz. (a little less than 500 ml)
Witch hazel- 8 oz. (a little less than 250 ml)
Fresh vacuum bag- 1
Home and Garden Sprayer- 1 (this sprayer should be able to hold at least 6-7 liters at a time)
Do this:
You need to do vacuuming and then spraying with the flea spray.
Collect everything that cannot be vacuumed and wash it at the hottest setting of your washer. This kills even the larvae and eggs of fleas.
Now vacuum properly. Vacuum each corner, upholstery as well as cervices with the help of various vacuum attachments. Use the fresh vacuum bag. This ensures unrestricted air flow. Debris that collects from earlier vacuuming may hamper smooth air flow.
Now mix vinegar, water, lemon juice and witch hazel.
Fill this liquid mix into the garden sprayer.
Spray using a heavy spray.
Spray your carpets, furniture, pet bedding, window sills, floors, every nook and corner of your house.
Do this daily for at least 2-7 days depending upon how bad is the flea infestation in your home.
When fleas become less noticeable, you may then repeat every 3-4 days and thereafter once a week throughout the flea season.
If you start using this non toxic spray just when the flue season is approaching, you will need to spray only once a week throughout the flea season.

Salt Remedy to Get Rid of Fleas
As common an ingredient as salt can get you rid of tough fleas, especially from your carpets. How does it happen? Salt becomes a dehydration agent for fleas and dry out their bodies. So, how to use this inexpensive way to control fleas? Here’s what you need to do.
Get this:
Table salt or any of the sea salts (you will need a lots of it depending upon the size of area where you need to sprinkle salt to kill fleas)
Large spice bottle with a shaker top
Do this:
See if your salt is finely ground or not. If not, grind it to get a fine salt powder.
Fill up your spice bottle with this salt leaving a little room on the top so that you can shake and sprinkle the salt from it.
Sprinkle the salt over your carpets in each room. The salt should cover the area evenly.
Leave for 12 to 48 hours.
After 1-2 days, vacuum thoroughly.

Boric Acid Remedy to Get Rid of Fleas
Boric acid, more or less, works like salt when it comes to eliminating fleas. It acts as a desiccant or a dehydrating agent which causes severe dehydration in fleas due to which they are killed. You need to sprinkle boric acid wherever you doubt there may be fleas, their larvae or eggs.

Get this:
Boric acid
A shaker (like one that is used for spices or Castor sugar)
You may even like to make your own shaker by taking an empty container with plastic lid. If doing so, prick the lid with pointed needle or a similar tool to make holes in it. Place some pebbles into the container to prevent caking of boric acid when it is stored away. Now fill 2/3 of this container with boric acid and your homemade shaker filled with boric acid is ready! Don’t forget to label it in bold with ‘BORIC ACID’
Do this
Fill the shaker with boric acid. The rule for label applies here too. Anyone can take boric acid for some look alike kitchen ingredient. So, label it as ‘Boric acid’ before using it.
Vacuum the carpets, upholstery etc. where you want to sprinkle boric acid and remove all the objects like bags, toys, shoes, etc from the scene.
Sprinkle the boric acid powder in thin layers. For this, shake the container and apply a little powder on the area like on carpet. Now take a soft brush and work the acid into the carpet pile. For upholstery, you can use hand brush and work down into the gaps. Remember, boric acid can discolor fabrics. So, test it before you apply this remedy. Don’t forget to sprinkle below the furniture.
Leave for 12-48 hours.
Now vacuum all the areas and surfaces treated with boric acid.
Keep on vacuuming regularly. As you have worked the acid down into the carpets and upholstery, it will continue to kill the fleas.
After a month or so, you can wash your carpets, upholstery etc.
Precaution: Although boric acid is low in toxicity for human beings and pets too, it should be used cautiously when kids and pets are around. Keep it away from food items and also out of reach of kids. Don’t sprinkle boric acid on counter-tops, especially in kitchen where food is prepared.