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canefan17
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Is there a "natural" way to bomb your house for fleas?
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diatomacious (spelling?) earth. You sprinkle it around the house. I have no personal experience with it, but I have heard that it works.

I have seen it at Tractor Supply and some feed mills.

But you must treat your pets too. For a minimum of 3 months, but ideally 6 months...and with a good product. Comfortis is best, but a good topical recommended by your vet would work too.

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I use Bugrepel mix of essential oils. It didn't cost much, it smells like natural perfume, it never caused anyone though any allergy.

I just put drops here and there and the bugs hate it. I don't know if the lady still sells it, google to find. I boughtt it years ago, it is still useful!

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They don't like salt.

Sprinkle salt on your carpet and then vaccuum.

People take their dogs to the ocean to swim to get rid of fleas.

http://www.fleacontrolbook.com/naturalfleacontrol/get-rid-of-fleas-salt/

Note...boric acid is very poisonous! You can mix it with a little honey (using a toothpick) on a small piece of aluminum foil to rid ants.

Keep it away from pets!

The honey attracts...the boric acid kills the ants.

Healerdealer...thanks! Interesting.

Tar pine oil (soaps available) repels TICKS as does good old Lily of the Valley cologne.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16360943

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The cedar product I use has no pesticide in it. It is cedar oil and melted quartz rock which has molecules that hold the oil.

It will repel the fleas and kill them too including the eggs. You can spray it all over the carpet, furniture, bed, clothes, pets...and you too!

Check out http://www.cedaroilstore.com/PERSONAL_PEST_CONTROL_s/1.htm
You'll use Dr. Ben's products for indoor use.

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Re:

Diatomaceous earth = DE/ diatomite

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatomaceous_earth

Makes me nervous, but:

http://www.earthworkshealth.com/How-Diatomaceous-Earth-Works.php

More on FOOD GRADE Diatomaceous earth

http://askville.amazon.com/Food-grade-Diatomaceous-Earth-eat-put-tea/AnswerViewer.do?requestId=55627713

Warnings!!!

Do not inhale product.

Dust may cause eye and respiratory irritation.

Keep out of reach of children.

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