We have a small, barefloor, room in which we keep our washer and dryer. The room has recently become infested with fleas, and we have been unable to get rid of them. We’ve tried the foggers and fumigators. Any suggestions? Will bleach kill them?

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  1. anne c

    I like a simple, poison-free method. Go buy a “flea trap”. The way the thing works is there is a night light that plugs into a low wall socket, above the floor. Attached to it is fly paper. At night, turn off all the lights in the room except for the night light above the fly paper. The fleas will be attracted to the light, and they’ll try to jump up to it, and become stuck to the fly paper. Really works!

  2. mj

    Fill a bowl with water and add a few drops of dishing washing liquid to it,do not make bubbles.The fleas are attracted to the dish soap,they will jump into the bowl and won’t be able to get out.

  3. Teesa

    Bleach will not kill them, look in the pet dept. of a store and try a strong spray and daily spray the floors (keep pets out ) until gone. Good Luck!

  4. extex_co

    Check stores for an IGR…Insect Growth Regulator…after you treat the area it will keep the eggs from hatching. You just need to use any strong bug killer for the adult fleas. You need to treat area at least every two weeks…each week would be best…do this for the next 6 weeks.

  5. Personality test

    make sure they are fleas…there is a tiny soft bodied critter that hops called a springtail…easily smushed with a finger where fleas are tough.
    If they are fleas you need to address the source…there has to be a host animal, treat the pets if any, if not you will have a stray animal that needs to be removed, other wise they will show back up as fast as you kill them out.
    If they are springtails, use an insecticidal dust around the base boards. They like moisture so make sure the washer hose isn’t leaking in the wall. Treating any flower beds along the outside of that wall may also be needed.

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