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How To Treat Flea Infestation In Your Home Naturally
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How To Treat Flea Infestation In Your Home Naturally

Once upon a time I owned and operated a pet supply store specializing in natural pet care. We dealt with all kinds of problems. One of the biggest was flea infestation in the home. Back then people were learning the dangers of chemical flea control and wanted a natural method. There are many phases of flea infestation, but the one I want to address today is actually using a natural product to rid as well as prevent flea infestation in your home.

So, let's get started to treat flea infestation in your house.

Vacuuming is the very first thing that you have to do to have a successful flea treatment. During a flea infestation, vacuuming needs to be done every day. If that is not possible, then do it as often as you can. The vacuum bag should be thrown away or if you have a bagless vacuum cleaner-empty it each time. If you vacuum and then put the vacuum cleaner in a closet or wherever, the fleas will simply jump out and continue doing what they do-which is cause you misery, grief, etc, etc.

Ok, now that you have Step 1 completed, we are ready for Step 2--Natural, safe flea remedy.

For carpets, floors and furniture -- diatomaceous earth (or it might be easier to refer to this product as D.E.) -- is the safest, most effective product. D.E. is the fossilized remains of one-celled algae. The fine particles in the earth kill insects by cutting the insects and causing them to dehydraate. Only "Food Grade" D.E. should be used in case it is injested by a pet or possibly a human. Food Grade D.E. (not the kind used in swimming pools which is chemically treated) is used in grease filters in restaurants. So it is safe. You can even use it to worm your pets, but that is another subject to cover at another time.

Sprinkle dust wherever fleas may be: floors, furniture, bedding, etc. Spread dust by using a broom. Some people think if something is good, then more must be even better, but with this product you don't want to get carried away because if you apply this so heavily that you have a dust bowl in your house, then you have gone overboard and may potentially inhale this dust which could be hazardous. Just use common sense and you will be successful.

Leave for 24 to 36 hours. Vacuum and discard debris. Following initial application, vacuum as often as possible. D.E. particles will remain active for 3 months.

D.E. is a slow-acting product, so you must be patient and allow it to work. Natural products usually take longer to achieve an objective, but it is worth it because it is better for everyone and better for the environment.

For ten years, we had many, many repeat customers purchase this product and other natural products to flea treat their homes naturally and safely. Want to learn more about natural pet care products that are effective and safe?

If you follow the above natural flea treatment remedy, then you will have a nice clean, flea free home naturally.


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