You know the frustration, you've treated you dog or cats' flea problem and yet the fleas keep coming back. You've used flea shampoos, flea collars or maybe even flea dips, but the problem may not lie on your pets. Your problem may be because the fleas have set up their home on your carpet or upholstered furniture. Here is a way to trap and kill those pesky fleas.

Things You Will Need

Shallow bowl, water, dish detergent, Borax, desk lamp

Step 1

In a large measuring cup, mix about 2 cups of warm water, 1 teaspoon of dish detergent and 1 tablespoon of Borax.


Step 2

Stir the mixture until the Borax is dissolved and the water is soapy.

Step 3

Pour the mixture into a shallow bowl or container.

Step 4

Set up a lamp to shine directly on the water. A lamp with an adjustable neck such as a desk lamp would be best.

Step 5

Turn off the other lights in the room. The fleas will be attracted to the light and jump towards it, fall into the water and drown.

The trap will attract the fleas that are hiding in your carpet and upholstered furniture and lure them into the soapy, poisoned water where they will drown.

Tips & Warnings

Use care around pets and children. Be sure they do not have access to the water or lamp because children or pets can drink the water or knock the lamp over causing it to fall into the water. This can be very dangerous if not deadly. Never leave the house with the light shining into the water to protect from accidents and fire.