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I get rid of indoor fleas? Does Dr myules Bader have any suggestions?

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How do I get rid of indoor fleas? Does Dr myules Bader have any suggestions?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  NancyH replied 11 years ago.
The best ways to get rid of fleas do not involve home remedies. There are things you can try like chalk dust, boric acid powder etc and you may find these and other suggestions in this book
1001 All-natural Secrets to a Pest-free Property (Hardcover, 2006) by Dr. Myles H. Bader. One of his suggestions is using lavender oil. But this can be toxic and burn a pet's skin too.
Many of the 'natural' remedies recommended in books like this are more toxic than the commercial flea preparations, Pennyroyal for example.
Usually a long lasting solution for fleas would be applying an insect growth inhibitor to keep baby fleas from growing up along with a pesticide such as pyrethrin. I find this product works well if you don't want to use something such as Frontline on your pets
You spray the floors not the pets with this product.
Hope this helps you!