What would summer be without fleas? Pleasant I think! I wouldn’t care about these tiny creatures if they wouldn’t bother me inside the house.
I end up one night fighting with a flea that was my biting my butt, literally. How did you got inside, little not-so-fellow? Since I don’t have pets, I can’t imagine how fleas nested in my house. And I say fleas, because that wasn’t the only one jumping around! It had buddies! Mystery still not solved on how those creepy creatures got inside, but at least I found a way in getting rid of them, because my body was pinched pretty badly and some reddish and itchy dots were all over my waist, behind the knees and ankles. They love sucking the blood out! Just like vampires!
As I was saying, these tiny creatures, also known as fleas, were stuck in the carpet and in my bed, and with the help of my beloved neighbor I managed to get rid of fleas in the house.
Steps you need to follow to banish these nasty pests for good:
Vacuum each inch of your house
That includes carpets, furniture, drapes – anything that can serve as a home for fleas. Be sure to throw away the vacuum bag once you’re done.
Wash all clothes and sheets
Set the washing machine to a high temperature cycle to kill any flea remained.
Use a fogger
Foggers, or the so-called “flea bombs”, are commercial products made to effectively control a flea infestation. They’re full of poisonous chemicals, so you should be careful how you use them. Y
Manage Heat and humidity
Fleas need and prefer high heat and humidity to develop well (they do not like temperatures above 103 F degrees). Consider drying out the air with a dehumidifier.
Use Borax To Kill Fleas
- Remove most clothes and sheets from the room.
- Cover the remaining items.
- Sprinkle a small amount of Borax on the floor and vacuum it. It may sound silly at first, but by doing this, you will have some Borax in the vacuum bag for the fleas you vacuum up.
- Now, sprinkle Borax all over the floor.
- Vacuum your carpet. This way, you get the carpet fibers to stand up so that the Borax will penetrate the carpet.
- Then sprinkle Borax on the carpet and massage it deep into the fabric by walking over it or using a broom.
- Let the Borax work overnight, but not longer than 24 hours to prevent carpet fading! Keep the room shut.
- Vacuum the carpet thoroughly the next day.
- Repeat this technique for each room.