This year, I'm determined we won't get them. They were a huge pain in the rear and expensive to get rid of. I'm doing a few preventative things to keep them from invading my home again.
In addition to keeping on top of our pets' flea treatments, today I decided to salt the carpets and furniture. As I posted last year in Fleas: Best Reader Tips, salt dehydrates and kills fleas.
|Photo courtesy of mconnors at Morguefile.|
I sprinkled it around the living room and let it sit for about an hour, then vacuumed it up thoroughly.
Salt is also supposed to be a good deodorizer, so it'll help with our stinky dog-infused carpet issues, as well.