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Natural Flea Kill

Natural flea killers are not hard to come by, finding ones that actually work is the difficult task. I'm going to go over 1 natural flea killer that you can use safely in your homes, outside or inside, that won't hurt you, your family or your pets, only the fleas!

1. Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth: We are going to refer to this as DE, it's a little easier to type. You can use this in your home, outside your home, around your children and pets safely and it will effectively kill the flea and it's life stages.

Food Grade DE is used with farm animals and in organic farming on a regular basis. You are probably wondering what it's made of, well lets find out. First, I want to make it clear that there are different types of DE, you want the food grade diatomacious earth, this can be purchased in your local home improvement stores.

The food grade DE is made up of the fossilized remains of the shell of sea dwelling alga. It is composed of silica, a natural environmental product found in our waterways, both salt and natural water. The fossilized shells that are harvested from the bottom of our waterways feel like soft powder to our hands but is razor sharp to anything with an outer shell, like a flea or beetle. The powder also sucks the moisture right out of the fleas and all of its life stages.

Lets get down to how to use Food Grade DE

How to use food grade DE inside the home for a natural flea killer:

Step 1:

You are going to sprinkle or pour the powder on your floors and carpets. You want to make sure that you get it spread in all the areas that your fleas could be. Focus on tiny crevices, like between your moulding and floors. Fleas and all of the life stages of the flea can hide here. On your carpets you are going to put enough down to see the white powder, you don't need to cover it thickly, you should still be able to see your carpet color.

Step 2:

Next take a stiff broom or mop and rub the powder down into the fibers of the carpet. You are going to let this stay on for at least 24 hours. You can continue walking through your home as usual.

Step 3:

After you've let the DE set on your carpets for at least 24 hours, your going to thoroughly vacuum all areas that the DE was put. You are vacuuming all of the fleas and their dead life stages, so take your time and do it completely. After you are done vacuuming you want to throw the bag in the garbage outside. If using a bag less vacuum, wash the canister completely to get rid of any flea eggs, larva or pupa stages, that are not visible to your human eye.

Repeat this as needed, within a week you will see a significant improvement in the flea problem.

How to use food grade DE outside for a natural flea killer:

To use this outside of your home is just as important as inside your home. The fleas are coming in from outside so treating the outside area with a natural flea killer is essential in the flea killing cycle.

Step 1:

You will need to have any debris, piles of leaves, brush or tree limbs, picked up around your yard. Fleas love this stuff, it's warm and moist perfect for them to bread and wait for a host, you or your pets. If the grass on your lawn is exceptionally long, over 3-4 inches, you need to cut it, 2 inches in length for your lawn grass in good.

Step 2:

You are going to take the DE and sprinkle it in the same thickness as you did with your carpets. You want to make sure that you get under any bushes and trees. If you have spots in your yards that stay shaded for most of the day, then these should be areas you want to concentrate on.

If you have sandy patches or dirt patches around your yard, make sure to treat these as well. Fleas and all of their life stages like these areas as well.

Step 3:

If it rains, you will need to repeat the process, try and do this when you know that you are going to have a few days of warm sun without rain.

Repeat this every week until you're not seeing the fleas as much as when you started. Then it would be a great idea to do this monthly as a maintenance precaution for your flea prevention.

This is a very inexpensive, effective natural flea killer that you can use both indoors and outdoors. If you haven't treated your dog for fleas or your cat for fleas, you should do this as well to keep your home flea free.


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