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Does Salt Kill Fleas

Many people are looking for cheap effective ways to get rid of fleas in their homes. I have noticed many people recommending salt for flea control. Does salt kill fleas? I decided to try it out for myself, it's very inexpensive and I had it in my home already, I used regular table salt that we all use everyday to cook with and season our foods

What I did to see if salt really kills fleas: I have a cat and dog both of them had fleas when I tried table salt to get rid of the fleas. I sprinkled the salt on all of my carpets, just enough to cover the carpets, I could still see my carpet color through the salt layer. Then I used a dry sponge mop to rub the salt down into the carpet fibers, this is so that the salt came into contact with any flea larvae, flea pupa and flea eggs, that hide were we can't see. I let the salt sit in my carpets for 3 days. After a day I couldn't even notice that there was salt on my carpets, the first day it does get stuck between your toes when you walk on your carpet. If it would work I really didn't mind at all!

During the three days of waiting I gave both Bella, my cat and Murphy, my dog, salt water bathes to kill the fleas on them. For Murphy I added 2 cups of table salt to his bath water in the tub. I fill the tub halfway so that he is covered with water, this kills fleas as well by drowning them. For Bella I added 1 cup of salt to the water in tub because she is smaller and didn't need as much water to cover her.

I used regular cat and dog shampoo with oatmeal because I don't want their skin to dry out. I lathered them right up and rinsed them with only the salt water. It definitely worked very well, the fleas literally started falling in the water and were trying to get away by going on their faces. I covered their faces with my hand and poured the salt water right over their heads, fleas dropped right to the water!

The salt water does work effectively for a flea bath. As far as my carpets go this is what happened.

I noticed that fleas weren't filling up the flea traps that I had on the floor, this was odd because at night I could always notice the traps filling up with baby fleas. I vacuum constantly mind you but fleas are resilient little critters. OK, so the traps weren't filling up as quickly as they had been before the salt was put on the carpets, in just one day. Day 2, I was still not seeing much in the flea traps and I didn't have anything jumping on me either, the salt has to be working. Day 3, I vacuumed my carpets a few times, emptying the canister on my bag-less and putting the garbage bag outside.

During this time I was also spraying my cat and dog with a salt water mixture everyday. I filled a spray bottle with 2 cups of warm water and 1/4 cup of salt and shook until the salt dissolved. I would just spray a light amount on them, I didn't drench them with it, and I combed it through their coats. The fleas on them were under control but if the carpets weren't flea free I knew I would be right back to square one.

I didn't notice any fleas on me or my pets for a few days, and the flea traps were only getting a few fleas in them at night, the salt worked! Something so cheap, easy and natural really worked, amazing!

I have to say that after about a week I found that the flea traps were starting to get a few more fleas in them. This would make sense because flea eggs need about a week to hatch, starting the life cycle all over again. I just did the salt process again and saw them decrease all over again. I now use the salt on a weekly basis for a natural flea control and I continue to lightly spray my pets with the salt water every few days to protects them.

Does salt kill fleas, yes, it does! I have also found other natural flea remedies that work very well for both indoor and outdoor flea control. I will not be using chemicals any more.


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Tengu  

Your salt water bath did not kill the fleas. The soap you used during the bath killed the fleas. ANY soap added to water will kill fleas, from the most exotic flea shampoo, to the cheapest dish washing soap you can get at Dollar Tree for exactly one dollar. Salt does not kill fleas. Soaking your carpets in salt WATER, *MIGHT* kill the flea larvae there, but you probably wouldn't like the resultant mold. See this article on the scientific truth about salt and fleas... Hm, apparently pasting links in comments is not allowed, but go to fleascience(dot)com and read the article "Does salt kill fleas?". http://fleascien

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