Using all-natural products to remove fleas when possible is one way to remove fleas from carpeting. Salt sprinkled on the carpet dries out fleas and flea eggs and will safely kill the insects within 12 to 48 hours. More »

An adult flea can live in carpet, without a host, for a period of between a few days to a couple of weeks. The length of the survival time depends upon how much the flea has ingested from a host before ending up in carpe... More »

Using flea shampoos on carpet is an effective way to remove flea larvae. Flea larvae attach themselves to carpet fibers, and a vacuum cannot remove them. Using a flea shampoo helps terminate and separate the larvae from ... More »

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To get rid of fleas, wash your pet, clean exposed bedding, vacuum floors and apply a flea solution around the yard. A flea comb, dish soap and a bowl of water are necessary for washing the animal. Foggers for the home ma... More »

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Using a flea comb, bathing the pet regularly and keeping the pet's skin healthy are some of the natural ways to get rid of fleas. Regular washing of the pet's bedding helps to ensure fleas do not hide there. Supplements,... More »

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Although it is most often used to kill roaches, borax can kill fleas effectively. Borax comes in different forms, but powdered borax is easy to spread over carpet and in tight spaces where fleas sometimes hide. More »

Upon finding the fleas, wash all clothing immediately in hot water and detergent and take a warm shower with plenty of soap. Most fleas only go after people when their preferred hosts, primarily pets, are not present. More »