Does Salt Kill Fleas and their Eggs? How to Use Salt for Killing Fleas

There are many products available on the market that claim to eliminate fleas from your house.

There is no doubt, most of them work.

They effectively kill fleas and protect your house from these small insects.

But, the main question which we want to get answered is,

Does Salt Kill Fleas?

Yes, you can get rid of fleas with salt.

If you get a flea infestation in your house, then they can be everywhere in your home. From dogs, cats, to carpets, upholstery, and they can even infest on humans also.

Will salt kill fleas

If they get on your hair, then I recommend that you read this article about, how to get rid of fleas on human hair.

Now, let’s get back to our discussion, about killing fleas with salt. It’s possible and effective. But, how it works?

How Salt kill Fleas?

Salt can be used an effective home remedy for killing them.

When fleas come in contact with the salt, and it reaches inside their body. Then salt act as a dehydrating agent, and dries out their bodies from inside.

How to Kill Fleas using Salt

For killing fleas using salt is a very easy, you just need 12 to 48 hours of time.

First of all, obtain highly refined household salt, which we use in our home. It should be refined because we are going to sprinkle it lightly over the surface and carpet in our house.

Make sure it’s like powder. Now, sprinkle it evenly over your house areas like on carpets, upholstery, and the other places where you think fleas can be present.

Leave the salt on your carpet for at least 12 to 48 hours, so that, the maximum number of fleas can get in contact with that.

Now, it’s time to vacuum cleaning. Clean all the surfaces with a vacuum cleaner. When you’ll clean the surface with the vacuum cleaner, you’ll find many dead fleas, but some of them will be alive.

So, it’ll be good if you dispose the debris away from your house.

If you live in a very hot region or having a humid environment, then don’t leave salt for a very long time. This is because salt can attract moisture.

It’ll attract moisture from the air, and you’ll get a salty and wet carpet.

Is Salt enough for heavy flea infestation?

If you’re facing a heavy flea infestation in your house, then, frankly speaking, salt is not enough for eliminating all the fleas from your house.

Along with salt, you can use other home remedies like borax. The boric acid or borax kill fleas and it’s found in many commercial products, and it works great for killing fleas.

But, if you want to get the ultimate protection, then you should use flea foggers that work great for your house. These are not very costly, but highly effective in eliminating these small insects.

Final Words

Using salt for killing fleas is not the only way. There are many other home remedies and commercial products available which can be used to get rid of these small insects.

I’ve written a short article that may be helpful for you, it is about using coconut oil to get rid of fleas from your pet.

But, this is an effective remedy, so before spending money on commercial products, you should definitely try it.

Dinesh Kumar
Hello, I'm Dinesh. I have 4 years of experience in dealing with pests. I try to provide you the best information that'll help you to make the pest control process easy & affordable. In recent years, I've helped hundreds of homeowners to protect their home from pests like bed bugs, cockroaches, fleas, house flies, snakes, rats and other pests.

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