A neighbor told me to sprinkle table salt on my carpet and leave it for a few days, then vacuum it up and that should get rid of the fleas. Has anyone ever heard of this cure? If so, does it really work?


  1. Kristy B

    the only thing I’ve ever heard or used that has 100% worked everytime is Boric Acid. You can buy a bag per square footage in your ENTIRE home. But they work! It even kills cockroaches and other bugs. And it doesn’t harm pets. I can’t remember how much I paid, but I only covered a small apartment (500 sq. ft) and I spent about $30. If you own a home, the more expensive it can get. Just browse the net, you can find some things about it.
    Good luck!

  2. ♥SeReNdI

    you have fleas in your carpet?? cant say i ever had that problem! think you should get them profesionally cleaned!

  3. mauicat

    Absolutely easiest solution and it really works. Buy Borax – get it in any store like Wal Mart etc. and sprinkle over the carpet. You can take a broom and just go over the carpet with it so the Borax gets down inside the carpet pile. You can leave it on overnight and then vacuum. Works like a charm. Make sure you are combing the kitty with a flea comb to get rid of any on the animal. You may have to use the Borax more than once but it really, really works! Good luck

  4. ~*:•JENN

    Spread BORAX all over your floors, hard and carpet, leave on for 24 hours then vacuum. It worked for me before.

  5. Star G

    Actually, I grew up in South Florida where there’s a huge problem with bugs and fleas. We kept a clean house but especially in the summer months and back before the days of advanteck flea drops, flea infestations could strike anyone. Here’s the helpful hint: buy a box of 20 Mule Team Borox and sprinkle it on your carpet then use a stiff broom to sweep it *into* your carpet. If there’s any way to lift the rug, try to sprinkle some under the rug as best you can. You can also pour it in the cracks of your couch and such – fleas *HATE* it. Sweep it in good so it’s not sticking to you or your feet. That should keep them at bay. Every time you vacuum, afterwards, repeat the sprinkling/sweeping thing. Also, I feed my dogs yeast tablets and a *very* high quality dog food… Fleas don’t like healthy, oily skin so look at the quality of food you’re feeding them. This is more of a preventative solution than a cure for a major flea infestation. If you have a major flea infestation (where you walk in the room and a hundred fleas job on your ankles), ummm, I don’t know what to tell you for that other than to bug bomb..

  6. character education

    Oh my gosh, I JUST had this problem. My mans’ dirty *** roommate just moved out with his flea infested felines and we had the mother of all flea problems. Ours was too bad for the baking soda, we had to leave for 2 days and bomb but for a mild issue, use a box of baking soda per 100sq ft, let it sit for a few hours and vaccuum it up. It should work, if not, Petco sells a natural form of flea powder you’d use the same way.

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