I brought one of our dogs into the the house after she had surgery and now we have fleas in our carpets. We have grand children that lay on the carpet while watching television so I would like to avoid using any chemicals if at all possible.

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  1. Killerti

    Vacuum your house thoroughly to get rid of any eggs. Fleas spend 90% of their time off mammals. Sprinkle flea powder where the dogs sleep because that is where they will concentrate.
    Feed your dogs nutritional yeast (brewer’s yeast) to keep the fleas off them. Put garlic in your food – and the grandkid’s food – to keep fleas off the humans. You can use garlic powder so you won’t get “death breath.” When I was having problems with fleas from my cat, I discovered that garlic powder goes great with peanut butter – I’m not kidding!
    If the flea infestation gets really bad, you may have to resort to a “flea bomb.” Used properly, it will make a serious dent in the problem.
    Frontline and other anti-flea products do work – at least, they worked on my cat. She has been flea-free for years.

  2. heart o' gold

    Well, you could sprinkle diotamacious earth on the carpet but that would probably be as bad for the kids as any chemical and I’m not sure about vaccumming it up later. You could look at the package at your hardware store or nursery, I replaced my carpet with wood and tile years ago because of all my animals.
    I used to take one of my dogs to work and got a bit of fleas in the carpet where she would lay…I didn’t want to use flea bombs because they make me sick so I talked to my vet and she suggested a product called Vet Chem, which is supposed to be even bird safe. I bought it, it was expensive, at the time, you could only get it from the vet. It worked like a charm. I didn’t get sick from it either, like I do from flea bombs.
    Good luck!

  3. Jason Homan

    Hi Billy C!!
    Please look article: Natural Flea Control – http://www.askedweb.com/askedweb/Natural…
    First, it’s important to note that fleas will survive the winter. You can’t rely on the weather – fleas don’t die off even in deep freezes. They won’t bug you for a few months, but they’ll be back to bite you again in the spring. You’ll have to take more active measures to deal with them. There are a number that have been suggested.
    Jason Homan

  4. James

    1. Treat the dogs better, and make them inside dogs, which eliminates the problem.
    2. Flea shampoos do come in natural variations. A pet store would have options.

  5. jayndee1

    1. PUT A FLEA COLLAR IN YOUR VACUUM CLEANER BAG, IT WILL KILL ANY FLEAS YOU SUCK UP.
    2. GIVE THE DOG A BATH WITH DAWN LIQUID. I HEARD SOMEWHERE IT KILLS FLEAS AND I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL IT GETS WARM ENOUGH TO TRY IT.

  6. drezdogg

    the good news is if you get rid of the fleas on the dog frontline advantage etc.., they should go away in the house fairly soon. however, i reccommend vaccuming the little devils out, you can put a flea collar in the vaccum bag, and vacuum the fleas into it, and pepperming oil, and eucalyptus oil are a natural thing that fleas hate. putting it around the edge of the room can help.
    by the way dawn does not kill fleas, i use it on dogs every day and we use a flea shampoo on dogs with fleas for that reason, with eucalyptus, tee tree oil and limonine.

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