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How to Kill Fleas 'n Ticks

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You will need:


8 oz apple cider vinegar

4 oz warm water

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

Spray Bottle


Mix dry ingredients first, then slowly add to wet as the vinegar and baking soda will react slightly. Put into spray bottle and spray pets down. Be careful not to get in pets eyes!


When fleas infest your home, they can get everywhere; any place your dog or cat frequents. Carpets, rugs and upholstered furniture are especially vulnerable to infestation. Adult fleas jump from animals to these surfaces and lay eggs. These eggs hatch as larvae that can get caught in carpet fibers, creating an on-going problem.


Vacuuming and steam cleaning carpets and rugs will help, but salt is a safe and more effective treatment.


How to kill fleas using salt: Obtain some highly refined household salt or sea salt. Make sure it is as finely ground as possible, almost to a powder consistency. Sprinkle it lightly but evenly over your carpet. Brush or rake it in. Leave this in your carpet for 12 to 48 hours, then vacuum thoroughly. Salt can attract moisture, so do not leave it in for very long in very hot or humid conditions. This should kill all the fleas and ticks in your home and on your pets.


(In the mid-South, especially after a mild winter, fleas are a horrific problem and ticks literally fall from trees. Just walking through the yard and you can find a couple in your hair, on your clothes or tippy toeing on exposed body parts. The above has been highly effective in keeping unwanted guests off Thumper, Misfit and Inu and out of the house... without harsh, possibly harmful, chemicals.)



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