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  •  1/2 DE and 1/2 salt will work to get rid (13+ / 0-)

    of fleas in carpeted area (as will 1/2 borax and 1/2 salt). It dessicates the eggs so they don't hatch, so the next generation doesn't come out.

    Borax may make things smell better (it is used for laundry additives and as part of those powders you sprinkle on the carpet to make them smell better), but either will work.

    Sprinkle whichever concoction you choose on the carpet, use a broom to work it into the carpet so it gets down to where the eggs are, let it sit there for about a week and vacuum.

    Can be used on furniture, drapes, etc. with a little bit of effort, but is truly effective. My parents had a real problem with fleas until they started using this method and after a couple of weeks, no more fleas.

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    by woolibaar on Mon May 06, 2013 at 01:07:48 PM PDT

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