Can Mothballs/salt In A Vacuum Kill Fleas?


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Katie Profile
Katie answered
I don't know about mothballs, but salt will kill fleas. Salt and boric acid (borax) kill flea adults, larvae, and eggs by desiccating them. "Desiccate" means "dry out". They turn fleas into desert mummies.

You should sprinkle the salt all over the carpet and leave it for a few days. Then vacuum and throw away the bag. When your house is infested with fleas, you need to get the vacuum bag out of the house after vacuuming or the fleas will escape the bag and return to the carpet.

Putting salt in the vacuum bag, and then vacuuming, will only kill the fleas that get vacuumed into the bag. The fleas still in the carpet will be unharmed.
Cynthia Profile
Cynthia answered
I have never heard this before.

Simply emptying out vacuum after each use works. Or using Sevendust on carpets and running the vacuum over the powder and leaving it in the bag till the next bag change will kill the adult fleas. I know this works.

Mothballs and salt? I can see it working on moths and slugs, but fleas.... If you got flea problems use SevenDust in entire house inside and out... Then you won't have this problem in first place.

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