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5 Non-Toxic Ways to Get Rid of Those Pesky Fleas at Home

Fleas can be a nuisance not just to your pets but also to your home environment. While there are effective chemical sprays and treatments available in the market, they contain harsh chemicals that can be harmful to your health and that of your pet. Fortunately, there are non-toxic and natural methods to get rid of fleas.

This blog post will be sharing five ways to eliminate fleas from your home using non-toxic remedies and tips for avoiding future infestations.

5 Non-Toxic Ways to Get Rid of Those Pesky Fleas at Home

Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a type of powder that comes from fossilized microscopic algae.

The powder is very fine and abrasive when it comes in contact with fleas and other insects.

To use DE, sprinkle it in a thin layer on your carpet, pet’s bedding, and other surfaces.

Leave it on for a few days then vacuum it thoroughly.

This will help kill and remove any fleas and their eggs in your home.

Essential Oils

Essential oils such as lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, and tea tree oil, among others, can be used to repel fleas and prevent infestations in your home.

You can add a few drops of the oil to your pet’s shampoo or spray a mixture of water and essential oils on their bedding, carpets, and furniture.

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Salt is a natural dehydrator and can be used to kill fleas in your home.

Simply sprinkle salt onto your carpet or any other surface, leave it for a few days to work its magic, then vacuum it off.

Be sure to vacuum thoroughly, so any remaining fleas do not lay eggs.

Baking Soda

Baking soda is a harmless and readily available ingredient that can help eliminate fleas in your home.

Simply take a generous amount of baking soda and sprinkle it on your carpets, furniture, or any other surface where fleas may have infiltrated.

Let it sit for a day or two, then vacuum it up.

Besides killing fleas, baking soda also helps absorb any unpleasant odors.

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Carpet Cleaning

Carpets are a hot spot for fleas to lay their eggs, which can hatch and cause re-infestation even after thorough pest control.

Regularly vacuuming your carpets is essential but carpet cleaning is a more effective and verifiable method of eliminating fleas, bugs, mites, germs, and allergens from your carpet fibers.

Steam cleaning is a highly effective method that uses hot vapor to sanitize and remove dirt, fleas, and other pest infestations from the fibers of your carpet.

Hopefully, you find these tips and remedies helpful in getting rid of fleas in your home without resorting to toxic chemicals.

A holistic approach, such as using essential oils and non-toxic powders and ingredients, is much safer for your pet and family.

Regularly cleaning and maintaining your home is essential to prevent future flea infestations.

With these tips, you can enjoy a flea-free home that is safe and healthy for you and your pet.


Saturday 14th of October 2023

I’m sensitive to chemicals, so this is great information!

Bea LaRocca

Monday 21st of August 2023

Thank you for sharing these great tips for non-toxic flea control, I will give them a try


Tuesday 6th of June 2023

Thanks for sharing this one I had no idea about these tips and we will try them.

Marisela Zuniga

Friday 2nd of June 2023

Thanks for the tips!!

Debbie P

Thursday 1st of June 2023

This is really good to know. Thank you.

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