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Bugs and pests Getting rid of fleas in your house

Submitted by Caleb Jones

Sometimes the store bought fumigators only kill the hatched fleas but not the un-hatched eggs. If fumigating doesn't work try buying the all-purpose cleaning powder "Borax". Spread it over the carpet and furniture generously. Pound it into the carpet, corners and any other place with a broom for better penetration.

A facemask may be necessary to prevent inhaling the powder. Let it sit for a few hours. Then vacuum up.

The powder absorbs the flea's natural oils as the move around in it thus dehydrating them to death. It also dries up the eggs.

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Doesnt work Comments By: anon on 2005-07-26
My mother and I tried this tip and it doesnt work. We both did it to our houses for 2 weeks and nothing happened. We covered our carpets and our furniture and the fleas still were there. I suggest no one try this, you will be disappointed and have spent the money to buy something that has no other use.
borax and fleas Comments By: bcarrott on 2010-07-27
used this for a full 3 weeks vacuuming every day,then sprinkling liberally with borax after,no effect whatsoever,save your money!!!

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