Getting Rid Of Fleas In Your Carpets

Getting rid of fleas deep in the pile of your carpets and rugs is simple when you know how. Read on to learn all you need to remove every last dog flea and keep your house parasite free. 

Getting Rid of Fleas: Give Your Dog Priority!

Dog fleas and their eggs can live deep in the pile of your favorite rug for months and of course you want to get rid of them as soon as possible.

However, as your beloved Cocker Spaniel is likely to be the source of the fleas, your priority is probably going to be de-lousing your dog and then moving on to your carpets.

Use Salt Or Baking Powder

Getting rid of fleas in your carpets can be difficult, but did you know that you can use Salt or baking powder as a natural flea removal treatment?

Close up of dog flea, you don't want these hopping about in your carpets!

It seems to work by dehydrating the flea eggs, which kills them before they have a chance to develop.

You have two options:

  • Option 1: You can place a small handful of salt on a saucer or tray and place it under the settee, under an armchair, or other furniture, but make sure it's inaccessible to small children.

  • Option 2: You can sprinkle salt or baking powder (or both) onto your carpets and leave overnight before vacuuming clean. Vacuum once a day for three days to ensure all salt, baking powder and flea debris is removed from your carpets.

Give Them A Bath!

Soapy water and a tea light can be an effective way of removing fleas from your carpets.

Before everyone goes off to bed, place a small bowl of soapy water in the middle of the room.

Float a tea light candle in the center of the bowl - just make sure your Cocker Spaniel is 'locked' in your bedroom, or his crate during the night, to avoid any accidents.

The fleas will be attracted by the light and will jump towards it. The idea is that they'll end up in the soapy water and drown.

If you don't feel comfortable using a naked flame, try leaving a small torch or night light propped up against the bowl.

Sprinkle Your Carpet With Boric Acid

Boric acid, lightly sprinkled on carpets, left for 40 minutes and then vacuumed, will kill fleas and eggs nesting in the fibers of your carpet.

I mention this because other dog owners have used it and claim that it works; however, I don't particularly recommend it, especially where there are babies or young children in the household.

It would be all too easy for children and/or pets to ingest it and become ill, so better to be safe than sorry!

I've given you a couple of ideas for removing a flea infestation from carpets and rugs.

If you have any ideas of your own for getting rid of fleas in the house, why not share them with us and our visitors - we'd love to hear from you!

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