How to Kill Fleas With Moth Balls & Salt

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Things You'll Need

  • Vacuum cleaner

  • Large plastic bag

Salt is an inexpensive and useful flea killer.

Fleas are a common problem for any pet that regularly goes outside. Once a pet is infested, it brings fleas into your home where they can quickly multiply. Even if you do not have a pet, it is possible for fleas to infest your home, especially during the colder months come when they need a warm place to live. Common solutions for flea infestations are bug sprays and bug bombs, but some people prefer a more natural solution. With the help of standard table salt and mothballs, you can control your flea problem.

Step 1

Sprinkle salt on any carpeted portion of the floor as well as on top and underneath furniture. Let the salt sit for three hours. Salt absorbs moisture, so it will kill any fleas or eggs it touches through dehydration.

Step 2

Place three mothballs in a vacuum cleaner bag. Put the bag in the vacuum cleaner.

Step 3

Vacuum the entire floor of your house. Clean beneath furniture and other hard-to-reach places with the vacuum cleaner's hose attachment. Be sure to clean in between and beneath couch cushions.

Step 4

Remove the vacuum bag and put it into a larger plastic bag. Tie the plastic bag shut and put it in the freezer overnight. The combination of the mothballs and freezing temperatures will kill all of the fleas and eggs in the bag.

Step 5

Repeat the process if you notice a flea problem again.


Kenneth Coppens

Kenneth Coppens began his freelance writing career in 2008. His passions in life consist of extensive personal research on food, gardening and finding natural and eco-friendly alternatives to nearly all aspects of life.