Boric acid for flea control?

by Kim
(NE)

I read that boric acid can be sprinkled on carpets if vacuumed up hours latest for control of fleas. I'm trying to stay away from toxins as I have parrots. Would this be safe?

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Mar 22, 2011
fleas controll
by: Anonymous

One of the simplest ways to determine a flea drawback is to examine your pets stomach area and along the inside of the back legs. The hair is thinner in this area and easier to identify fleas. You can get rid of fleas by applying borax to your pet. It's really effective and i tried it myself.

Oct 07, 2010
boric acid for flea control
by: Anonymous

I've used this product for years for fleas and ants. Ants love bird food crumbs around the cage and I just sprinkle the boric acid along the baseboard and under the cage.
For flea control, sprinkle the boric acid around on the carpet and then use a broom to kind of work it into the carpet. Leave there for a couple of weeks then vacuum. Works like a charm and has never harmed by birds or cats.

Oct 01, 2010
Boric acid for flea control
by: Tracie

Boric acid is a great choice. You just need to remove your birds when you spread the boric acid, and vacuum it up before returning the bird to the room.

Another thing we use is Diatomaceous Earth. Diatomaceous Earth is a natural, organic insect killer. Diatomaceous Earth kills by physical action and not by chemical so there is NO harm to pets or humans. The tiny hard and sharp diatoms scratch off the insects waxy coating, causing it to dehydrate.

The only risk with DE is if it gets in human or pet eyes. It doesn't hurt them to ingest it, so you just have to make sure it doesn't float in the air and get in their eyes.

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