Fleas can also jump onto our pets once we come into contact with them

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Consider applying pesticides for flea control to infested furniture and carpets. The key is to use the right product with an insect growth regulator. Look for products that can disrupt the flea life cycle, so the fleas won’t be able to reproduce in your home.
I am fed up with fleas and I don’t even own pets. There is an infestation in my yard. Can borax help?
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I often treated my cats/kittens/puppies with baby powder. It killed & repelled the fleas and ticks and did not hurt the pets I put it on. I also sprinkled powdered cinnamon on my carpets, let set for two hours then vacuumed it and the dead fleas up. It also made the house smell great. No musty smell ether. Hope this helps. For most homeowners “fleas without pets” is a reality. Below there are 3 main reasons you have fleas in house without pets:
Photo provided by FlickrNatasha, If you steam clean the carpets thoroughly with Borax in the water, would that get rid of the fleas?
Photo provided by FlickrFleas don’t like garlic, so it’s a natural flea repellent that’s safe to use in the yard and with your pets.
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Let’s consider the flea’s life cycle a bit to get a perspective on controlling this beast (who’s been here for millennia and is not likely to leave without some very concerted efforts). If you picture a population pyramid of fleas as a representation of the relative numbers of the various life stages that exist at any given moment, the bothersome adult fleas that bite and cause problems would be only the very top, about 5% of the total. The broad base of the pyramid is the vast number of eggs, 50% of the total population. These are laid both on and off the host animal, and are awaiting proper conditions to hatch and begin a new generation. The next major population segment is the larvae (35% of the total), which emerge from the eggs and feed on debris and organic matter in carpets, soil, or in cracks and baseboards. Then, above these, a relatively small segment of the total (10%), are the pupae, suspended in a cocoon that seems impervious to all control efforts, natural or otherwise.Essentially, any type of pets is likely to carry fleas with them if they’re exposed to other pets or animals. They could’ve been infested when you drop them off in a .The flea eggs hatch within about two weeks into small worm-like creatures called larvae. Approximately 30% of the flea population consists of fleas in the larval stage. Unlike adult fleas which feed on your pet’s blood, flea larvae feed primarily on the feces of the adult fleas. To do this, speak with your veterinarian about safe flea-control products that you can administer to your pet year-round. Some products are administered once a month, but other products provide longer-lasting protection. Ask your vet about the best choice for your pets. Consistent use of safe prevention products is the primary method of managing fleas. Newly hatched young adult fleas usually feed right away. If your pet has been treated with an appropriate flea product when these adult fleas emerge, you can help break the cycle of infestation. (Remember to treat of the pets in the house, regardless of whether or not they’re .)

Pet owners often discover a flea problem because of a pet’s severe , which sometimes is due to — a sensitization to the flea’s saliva when it draws a blood meal. No pet is safe from fleas and their bites, but not all pets are hypersensitive to them. This means severe infestations can occur without your dog or showing any obvious discomfort. Therefore, it’s best to use preventive tactics to help keep fleas from infesting your pet and home in the first place.This is a commonly asked question on all forums related to household cleaning: how come I have a flea infestation when I have no pets? The fact is: ‘fleas without pets’ are not a myth but a reality. Flea infestations are common especially in case of new homes, just because the previous homeowner or a neighbor has had pets. Sometimes, household pests like rats and mice or wild creatures like opossums, raccoons, squirrels and skunks can also bring about fleas without pets’ infestations. In most common cases; flea infestations occur simply because neighborhood cats or dogs like to lounge near your homes or you have purchased a piece of furniture from a yard sale.