Borax Flea Control
Borax flea control is a good way to help remove a flea infestation once it has started. By using a mixture of borax and water on your carpets and letting it soak, then thoroughly cleaning your carpets after it has had time to set, you can kill fleas in a reasonably short period of time.
However, there are some downsides to Borax flea control that you should keep in mind. First and foremost, Borax is a toxic chemical that should be treated with respect. If you have children, you will want to be wary about how you treat your carpets with Borax. A child that likes to play on carpets, or is prone to putting their fingers in their mouth, should be kept from rooms being treated from Borax. If it is not possible to keep a child from the room, Borax should not be used.
When using a Borax flea control regime, you will want to do some other things to make certain that the treatment is being as effective as possible. While Borax is very effective at the removal of fleas, it will only help control an infestation when used in conjunction with other remedies. These can be natural or artificial remedies. Common ones used with Borax include Pennyroyal, Citronella, Lemongrass, Cedar and flea foggers.
For long term use, Borax flea control can be effective, but dangerous. You should be cautious about using Borax for a long period of time, as it is a chemical, and it can be harmful. If you need a long term solution, but still want to use Borax, there are several things you can do. First, you can combine your Borax treatments with Advantage, Front Line or similar products. This allows you to use your pet as a flea killer, and quicken the process of killing fleas by using Borax. The combination of these two treatments can be extremely effective at preventing fleas from being able to breed.
When you use Borax flea control with pet medications, you need to make certain you vacuum your carpets frequently, as well as take care to completely remove the Borax when you are not actively treating your carpet with it. Vacuuming can help remove flea larvae, as well as keep safe levels of chemicals in the carpeting. Once you vacuum, you should make certain to dispose of the vacuum bag immediately, as larvae may still be able to hatch inside of them.
The key to Borax flea control is to never miss a scheduled time to dose your carpets. Consistency is key to making certain the infestation is removed and prevented from occurring again.