Effective Carpet Flea Treatment
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Effective Carpet Flea Treatment

Getting fleas out of your home needs to start with getting the fleas out of the carpets in your home. The fleas have four stages in their life, three of these stages will hide in your carpets, flea eggs, larvae and pupae stages. I'm going to give you two simple steps that you can do for an effective carpet flea treatment.

Your first step is to vacuum all of your carpets very thoroughly. Flea eggs fall off of our pets wherever they walk, sleep and play. When the eggs fall they will hatch within a week into the flea larvae. The flea larvae feeds on flea dirt and within 2-3 weeks they will go into the pupa, or cocoon stage. In one to two weeks they are hatching out of the pupa stage into the adult flea, starting the whole process again.

If you vacuum your home very well you will be disrupting the flea life cycle which is the first step in your effective carpet flea treatment. After you finish vacuuming your carpets make sure you throw the vacuum bags into the garbage and put the garbage outside. The fleas can stay alive in the bags so you don't want to leave them in the house.

Step two for your carpet flea treatment is sprinkling food grade Diatomaceous Earth. This is the fossilized algae shells found on the bottoms of our waterways. It feels like a soft powder but to a flea and all of it's life stages it is deadly. You can purchase food grade Diatomaceous Earth at your local home improvement stores.

Sprinkle the food grade Diatomaceous Earth all over your carpets in a thin layer. You want to make sure to use a thin layer, it doesn't need to be thick, you should still be able to see the color of your carpet through the white powder. You can use this on your tile and wood floors as well, it's all natural and chemical free so it won't hurt you or your pets.

Leave the powder on the floors for 24-48 hours and then just vacuum it up, throwing the vacuum bag out or washing out the bag less canister. You may want to reapply the food grade Diatomaceous Earth depending on how bad your flea problem is.

After following these two simple steps there should be a noticeable difference in the flea population you have in your home. You will need to repeat the food grade Diatomaceous earth treatment once a week to keep the fleas away. You should continue vacuuming everyday to get rid any more fleas that may come into your home.

There are many home remedies and natural ways to kill fleas out of your home and off of your pets.


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