Video:How to Make a Homemade Flea Trapwith Debbie Anderson
Are your pets bringing fleas into your home? See how to make a homemade flea trap that will kill the fleas while you sleep.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make a Homemade Flea TrapHi! I'm Debbie Anderson for About.com! Fleas can infest the home of a pet owner before knowing how they even arrived in your carpet and furniture, so today I'm going to show you how to build your very own homemade flea trap so you can evict these pesky little fleas from your home!
What You'll NeedFor this task you will need a shallow dish, measuring cups, liquid dish soap, a towel, a small directional lamp, and a spoon.
Fill Shallow Dish With Soup SolutionFirst, choose a very shallow dish with a short edge or lip that is low enough for fleas to easily jump into it from the floor.
Next, using your measuring cup, pour one part liquid dish soap to three parts water inside your shallow dish container.
Use your spoon to thoroughly mix the dish soap and water mixture together.
Position Dish on Floor With LampThen, place a clean towel near an area around the home where your pets frequently lay down and place the flea trap on the towel.
Next, place a directional lamp near the shallow dish so that the light is pointing directly down and into the shallow dish container with the soapy water solution.
At night, turn off all of the lights in the surrounding area you are treating so that the only light source the fleas can gravitate toward is the lamp that is right near the flea trap. The soapy water will drown the fleas as they attempt to jump up toward the light source during the night.
Keep Pets Away From DishIt's important to note here, that while having the flea trap out at night, you will want to make sure your pets stay away from the area your are treating so that all of the fleas can be killed and for your pet's safety.
Now continue this process on a nightly basis until there are no more fleas in the morning.
Vacuum Up Dead FleasAnd as always, always be sure to vacuum your home to pick up any dead fleas or flea eggs buried in the carpet on a regular basis to help prevent the fleas from re-infesting your home.
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