The Best Way to Get Rid of Fleas in Carpet


Fleas do much more than infest your dog and your cat. They get in to your furniture and your carpets and this makes them a little harder to get rid of. If you don't take care of the problem the fleas will continue to increase at an alarming rate. They will bite the humans of the house as well as the animals. This causes small red bumps which itch. After you have treated your animals, you can get to work eliminating the fleas from your carpet.

Step 1

Purchase several large containers of salt. You will need at least one container of salt for each carpeted room in your home.

Step 2

Vacuum up the carpets to collect some of the fleas. Immediately remove the bag and place it in a garbage bag. Tie the garbage bag shut and place it in a trash can outside. This will prevent the fleas from getting back in the house.

Step 3

Spread salt all over your vacuumed carpets just before you go to bed at night. Don't use salt in your bedroom just yet. Then, take your pets in your bedroom with you. Salt kills fleas because the salt pierces their skeletons and causes them to dehydrate.

Step 4

Vacuum up the salt from the carpets in the morning and then let your pets out of the bedroom.

Step 5

Pour salt in your bedroom that very morning all over the carpets. This will kill any fleas remaining in the bedroom.

Step 6

Vacuum up the bedroom carpet just before bed. Remove the vacuum bag and place it in a garbage bag. Put the garbage bag in the outside trash can.


  • Don't forget to treat your pets at the same time. If you don't, their fleas will just get back in the carpet when your pet lays down.


  • Vacuum out the furniture while you are vacuuming so that you get any fleas that are hiding in there.

Items You Will Need

  • Vacuum
  • Salt
  • Garbage bag
  • Trash can

About the Author

Alicia Bodine has been a professional writer for 13 years. She has produced thousands of articles for online publications such as Demand Studios, GoBankingRates and WiseGeek. Bodine is passionate about gardening, travel, education and finance. She has received awards for being a top content producer.

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