Natural Flea Remedy
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Natural Flea Remedy

There is an excellent natural flea remedy that we all have in our homes, table salt. Yes, an everyday ingredient to our foods can also kill fleas naturally.

I know it seems impossible that something we use to season our foods everyday could actually be a natural flea killer but it is, let me tell you how.

When the tiny granules of salt are sprinkled around the house, the fleas will come across it. When a flea walks or jumps around the table salt it gets caught up in the fleas joints and actually cuts the outer shell, or exoskeleton, that protects them. When the shell that protects the flea is compromised and cut by the salt it starts the real work to kill the flea.

The table salt not only cuts the exoskeleton of the flea but it absorbs the moisture in the flea causing it to become dehydrated and die. So now you may be asking how does it kill the other stages of the fleas life cycle, eggs, larvae and pupa stages? The answer is, by dehydrating them as well.

When the salt comes in contact with the other life stages of the flea, it will cause them to become dehydrated and die.

How do I use the table salt in my home for a natural flea remedy? Using the table salt is very easy, first make sure you have enough to cover all of the carpeted areas of your home. You will need enough to sprinkle a thin layer over your carpets. Table salt is very inexpensive, it's sold here for about 34 cents a piece.

Moving on, sprinkle the salt in a thin layer across your carpets, you should still be able to see the carpet color after the salt is applied.

Next, take a broom or dry mop and rub the salt as far into your carpet fibers as possible. You want the salt to come in contact with the egg, larvae and pupa stages of the fleas life cycle that are hiding in your carpets. You are going to leave the salt on your carpets for at least 24 hours, I leave it on my carpets for 3 days.

After the salt has been on your carpets for at least 24 hours you are going to vacuum. You want to go across your carpet with your vacuum slowly, being sure to suck up all the salt and the dead fleas in all of it's stages. I go over my carpets two times, emptying the vacuum canister each time.

You need to empty your vacuum bags or wash the vacuum canister when you are finished vacuuming. You don't want any fleas escaping back to your floors. Put the garbage outside when you have completed the previous steps.

You are going to see a huge difference in the flea population almost immediately after you're done. You can repeat the previous steps until your flea problem has ended. The wonderful thing about this treatment is that it isn't harmful to our pets or families.

If you have pets you will want to treat them for fleas as well. You can learn more about flea control for your pets at fleas b gone. You can also find more natural flea remedies here as well.


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