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Flea Control : How to Get Rid of Fleas With Household Items

Flea Control : How to Get Rid of Fleas With Household Items

How do you combat fleas using household supplies.
There are a lot of ways to do this. Household supplies aren’t going to be the most strong
or effective method of preventing fleas however one way that is kind of interesting and it
you almost kind of need to try is if you have a flea infestation at home, take a small pan,
cat litter pan, a cooking pan works if you have to, just have to have enough water to
basically float like a tea tree, tea light in. Ok unfortunately I can’t light any candles
or anything in this building do to a fire alarms and things like that but, imagine this
is a little candle ok. And we are going to take that candle and you are going to float
it in the water ok and light it and then you are going to take some hand soap or dish soap
whatever. And you are going to put that in the water as well. Shouldn’t need a lot and
just mix it up a little bit. We are not looking for a lot of soapy suds or anything but, what
that water, what that soap does is it does something to the surface tension and it helps
capture the fleas. So what happens is you put this out in your living room at night
and the fleas see the light from the tea light and they leap into the pan to get to the light.
Into the warmth of the light assuming that it’s a animal that they can prey on. And it’s
not, they lay in the water and the soap helps hold them in the water and they drown. So
it’s kind of, and in the morning you take that and you dump it out and you do it again
the next night. Not really the best way to help fight fleas but it is kind of a neat
little thing to do and it can help in it’s own way. Again also the other thing that can
be done is doing our little spritz with the basically lemon tea. We are going to take
some lemons, six or eight lemons cut them up, you are going to boil them in hot water
and then you are going to let them sit overnight. The lemons in the water over night and let
it cool down and then you’ll take that water, you’ll pour it out, steeping the lemons out,
basically you have lemon tea after it, practically. Put it into a little spritzer and you can
spritz areas with this lemon mixture to help repel and combat fleas as they do not like
the taste of lemon or the smell of lemon scent either.

100 comments on “Flea Control : How to Get Rid of Fleas With Household Items

  1. Fleas are attracted to heat sources. I placed a small glass candle on the floor past few nights, every morning I saw about 2-5 fleas dead in the wax. It's not the cure all, but it's a great start.

  2. great idea! I have one of those battery operated votive candles and I'm going to try that as to not burn the place down. Supposedly fleas jump only towards the North. I heard they were once used as a navigation tool because of this!

  3. I used night lights and put a pan of soapy water under it the fleas jump toward the light and fall in the water, it works It go rid of my fleas, you can get the cheep night lights at the dollar store for about a buck fifty…

  4. It may have an allergy to fleas, because my grown up cat does that and needs a shot for him every 6 months.

  5. I have made the flea traps with about a 1/4 inch deep of water and about 2 tablespoons of dish liquid without the candle and it works ok.

  6. Rubbing alcohol literally stuns fleas. It doesn't kill them, but it does stun them so you can pick them off and smush 'em!!
    Take a gauze swab and just dip it in the alcohol. Using a paper towel, Klennex or toilet paper absorbs too much alcohol; you want the gauze pad to be real moist.

  7. I hate fleas!! Ugh… my animals are ALL PROTECTED ! except me im being eaten alive here and it sucks those lil shits hurt after a while.. and they hop its soo nasty

  8. I was looking online for some hints, and I found testimony by so called "experts" in fleas. "Exterminators" they said there should only be 30 or so adults at one time, what the hell were they smoking? I have been putting dish soap on a plate everyday for a month, I managed to eliminate them once, then the eggs hatched. But I find at least 60 or more every morning on that damn thing.

  9. I like to do it everyday, even though they say do it every two or three days, don't listen to them, they want you to waste money, buy some original dawn dishsoap put it on a plate, put it on the ground, place a lamp next next to it, turn lamp on. under control in a week, the eggs will hatch and repeat the process. A whole $3 out of your pocket and you can wash your dishes. Now who's certified again?

  10. I bath my dog & cat in Dawn detergent. It kills fleas on their body & the eggs. My problem is the motherload in my house. I feel like burn my place down & rebuilding it.

  11. I have had very good results with this type of trap but instead of the candle use a nite light over the pan much safer and obviously last longer.

  12. to catch the little bastards that jump on you, use duct tape – cut a 6" piece and roll it into a circle, sticky side out. when they jump on you, use the tape roll to catch them and then kill them with your fingernail. gonna try the flea trap tonight…hope it works!!

  13. Diatomaceous Earth works really well & yes it can be put on your pet. It gets dusted on, similar to using talc powder. You likely have used talc/baby powder before, after you shook it on you or your baby's bum, when you put the bottle down you get a dusting of powder that comes out; or if you gently squeeze the bottle it does the same thing. That is the fine dusting you want to use of Diatomaceous Earth. D. Earth as you may see it termed can also be used to deworm your pet. You give them a small amount depending on weight, in their food. Make sure they have access to lots of water as it is a dehydrant.

  14. Wear a pair of galoshes and spray the outside with any kind of pesticide–This is to keep the fleas from climbing up on you when you do your treatment. First clean the place up–fleas can hide anywhere. Second, vacuum the heck out of the floor and especially on, under and around all the furniture. Then spray the place with whatever you think is going to kill these fleas. Then vacuum again. Keep your animals out of that environment. Give them a long slow bath and shampoo starting from the neck down. The soapy water will kill the fleas if you do it for at least 10 minutes. Do this all again in a few days. And again in another few days.Β  Adult fleas live maybe 10 days and can lay as many as 50 eggs a day, but the eggs can lay dormant for up to TWO YEARS. So vacuuming is VERY important and so is being absolutely thorough, but you can get rid of your flea problem in about two weeks or less.

  15. jordan3727 I AM WITH YOU ON THOSE THOUGHTS LOL I AM Β WORKING ON GETTING RID OF THEM NOW IT S MORE THAN A FULL TIME JOB !!!!!!!!!!! my husband has over 700 movies in book cases ALL THAT S GOING TO B A BITCH TO MOVE!!!!!!

  16. to kill the flea you need a piece of paper and a credit card. you place the paper on the flea and slide the credit card over the paper covering the flea and it will kill it

  17. He said to use Tea Lights I have put my tea lights in a little glass or metal dish and sat the dishes in some left over metal cat litter pans and even the those metal disposable pans and the water & dawn is underneath the dishes so no worries about burning your house down and my dog doesn't go anywhere near a fire or flame Going to try I hope it works because I refuse to use chemicals

  18. Apple Vinegar baking soda warm water, half the amount of vinegar, and salt, only a spoon of salt and b soda. Spray your dogs back and watch them run to the belly. Or you can bathe them in it if you have plenty of vinegar.

  19. Hey everyone! Very cool video, Thanks! Have you heard about this mind blowing site at "Brendt Amazing Pamper Your Dog" Recipe document (should be on google)? It has over 130 healthy dog treat recipes for your furry friend. Hurry before this ebook is taken down!

  20. if i put things in the freezer over night does that kill them too? the thing with the candle did not work with me but maybe because i did it without soap.

  21. Really? First off, this guy needs to practice before being recorded. Secondly, why would you even put this on expert village? It's not an effective flea treatment, just a "neat little thing you can do." Greaaaaat… Please delete this video or at least rename it, "Mr. Wizard's Retarded Nephew"

  22. This guy looks like a pornography camera man honestly. Imagine if this is a fetish video and we don't even know….

  23. What is the little cap thing in the water? What can I use around the house that would work in place of the cap you used?

  24. You're better off using a pillar candle in a 9×12 glass cake dish or metal pan. It has been 8.5 yrs of owning a dog & 30 yrs later in life, & my own flipping fleas to deal w/ now. I feel so grown up now. 😳 Hep.

  25. I tried this. I didn't use a candle only because I didn't have one. Next morning about 20 fleas in the pan. Did again next night less fleas but still caught some. See tomorrow now. Thank you

  26. I use three lamps and soapy trays placed around the house 24/7 and it does work but I only get about 10 every few nights and when you think 1 flea lays 1000 eggs I might be losing a lost battle.

  27. It kills adult fleas but not their larva and eggs. Fleas are a recurring problem when you have pets. No matter what you do, the fleas will always find the pet.

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  29. Will a cat or dog drink this water ???
    Can you use the battery tea candles ???
    cat & service dog (Katunka) owner/handler.Thank You πŸ€—

  30. This is bullshit and the dumbest thing I've ever seen. lemon does not work either whatsoever or peppermint oil. Your poor dog will go nuts too, and the fleas will be angered. I hate youtube for false information.
    What works is sprinkling salt on the floors, and using gas cans.

  31. Great way to burn down your house!! When the floating candle drifts to any of the edges & melts the plastic – you're going to regret following this fool's instructions !

  32. Waste of time. This will not even put a small dent in a flea infestation. You have to STEAM CLEAN your carpets, upholstery and couches (CAN'T STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS ENOUGH). Wash your linens in HOT water. Mop your floors with bleach or borax. Once your carpet is dry, mist with Insect Growth Regulator/Nylar spray. Last, but certainly not least, make sure you treat ALL the pets in your home with veterinary approved preventives whether herbal or chemical.

  33. I treated and bathed my dog. Vaccumed twice per day to catch the full flea cycle for about a month. Vacuum ing daily is still apart of my routine.
    I also use my carpet cleaner with hot water. I noticed fleas and larvae in the dirty water.

  34. This is very effective way how to kill a large amount of fleas but you cant get rid of them only by using this method unfortunately.

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    Use a candle or lamp. Also add a dish soap in water..So they can't jump πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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