How to Get Rid of Fleas in Furniture

Justyna Furmanczyk

Items you will need

  • Vacuum with attachments

  • Flea treatment for your pet

  • Salt

  • Empty spray bottle

  • Cedar wood oil

  • Lavender oil

  • Water

If you have a dog or a cat then you are at risk of a flea infestation. The fleas do not just inhabit your pet, they also get in your furniture and carpets. Once they do, you need to take an aggressive approach to remove them. If you don't you and your pets will continue to suffer flea bites which itch and cause little red bumps on your skin.

Begin vacuuming your furniture. Take any cushions off of your furniture and vacuum them. Then stick the vacuum hose in the cracks and vacuum all the way around the furniture.

Shake salt all around the room where your furniture is. Leave it there overnight so that it kills any fleas that were on the floor. The salt damages the skeleton of the flea and then it dehydrates. If you don't do this, the fleas will just re-infest the furniture. When you wake up in the morning you can vacuum up all of the salt.

Fill an empty spray bottle 90% of the way with warm water. Then add five drops of lavender oil and five drops of cedar oil. Spray your furniture with this mixture. Fleas don't like the scent so they will stay away from it. The spray is all natural and won't harm your furniture. Plus it is safe to use around children and pets. You can even spray it on your pet as a homemade flea spray.

Treat your pet for fleas. If you don't, the pet will jump on the furniture and get new fleas on it that will multiply and cause a new infestation. You can get a flea treatment from your vet or use an over-the-counter flea treatment.

Tips

  • Sprinkle some cedar chips and pine needles around the outside of the house and around your yard. This will keep the fleas away from your property so they don't get in your house and re-infest your furniture.

Warnings

  • If you use a pest control expert, be aware that they use harsh chemicals.

Photo Credits

  • Justyna Furmanczyk

Author

Alicia Bodine has been a professional writer for six years. She has produced thousands of articles for online publications such as Demand Studios, Bright Hub, Associated Content and WiseGeek. Bodine is also the current cooking guru for LifeTips. She has received awards for being a top content producer.