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You've got cats or dogs, and now you've got fleas and ticks.
You've got kids, too. How do you go about flea removal without harming the kids?
Pest control is essential when you have children in the home, as adult fleas are not only a nuisance, but their bites can cause irritation, severe allergies, and even diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever people.
What can you do to beat the buggers?
These less-toxic flea removal tips will have your home (and your pet) itch-free in no time.
We took home two 16-ounce spray cans from the vet's office and made use of them during a recent flea infestation.
We had the flea problem under control within a week. Other less-toxic ways to treat carpets, pet bedding, and other non-washables:
Sprinkle diatomaceous earth (DE) on carpets, upholstered furniture, and pet bedding. DE has little toxicity to humans and animals but gets rid of fleas handily by absorbing the waxy coating on their bodies, causing dehydration and death. Other less toxic choices include borate-based carpet treatments and flea traps.
One of the best - and least toxic - flea control methods is to vacuum - a lot. Especially in the hot, humid places fleas and their larvae like to hang out. Flea larvae hide in carpets, so vacuuming does a few good things:
To prevent future flea infestations: