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Natural Flea Control for Your Home

DE can be used around your house to combat pests like roaches and spiders; but there is another pest to combat in your homes: fleas.

Fleas are blood-sucking parasites which live outside, in our homes, and on our pets. The good thing, though, is that fleas really don't like DE.

As with other insects and arachnids, DE is a natural insecticide that is safe to use around your pets and family members.

Follow these simple steps to see how DE is the natural flea control you should be using for your home:

Step 1:

Thoroughly clean your house before applying DE. Fleas can hide out in fabric, rugs, and furniture for long periods of time. Vacuuming regularly is especially important as you may pick up some flea eggs, larvae, and pupae and break the flea lifecycle. Be sure to move around appliances and furniture to clean under them and vacuum your rugs meticulously.

This kind of cleaning is essential if fleas have made their way into your home.

Step 2:

Apply DE using one of these methods: spray bottle, squeeze duster, or wilcox applicator.

Step 3:

After 4-5 days of having DE applied to your carpet, furniture, linen closet, or drapes, wash the drapes or linens and vacuum your carpet and furniture. This will collect any deceased fleas and their eggs, larvae, and pupae, helping to break the cycle. A word of warning with your vacuum: DE is very hard on traditional filtered vacuums. Unless you're only cleaning a small section, we recommend using a shop vac to avoid burning out your vacuum's motor. For more information on cleaning up diatomaceous earth after you've applied it, check out our article here.

 

Step 4:

Reapply the DE and repeat the process until the fleas have subsided.

If you have questions about how to treat your cat for fleas, click here.

If you have questions about how to treat your dog for fleas, click here.