Over the years I have used Dish washing liquid and vinegar. I have tried clear bowls. But they do not work. I have covered the bowls in aluminum foil. That works. I have used white or opaque color, they work. In this photo I am comparing apple cyder vinegar and dawn with white vinegar and dawn or water with Borax. The room will be dark with only the light above them. We will see what has the most fleas. This works. But takes time.
I vacuum and pour salt around to dry up the flea eggs. I am going to try baking soda also. I have read it too, will dry up eggs.
A laboratory study showed that vacuuming catches about 96% of adult fleas. In arid areas, less than 5% of flea eggs complete the life cycle. Because humidity is critical to flea survival, eggs need relative humidity of at least 70–75% to hatch, and larvae need at least 50% humidity to survive. In humid areas, about 20% of the eggs survive to adulthood. Dehumidifiers with air conditioning and vacuuming all may interrupt the flea life cycle. Lower temperatures slow down or completely interrupt the flea life cycle. Fleas thrive at higher temperatures, but need 21° to 32°C (70 to 90°F) to survive.
So with that info. I wonder if, I will only keep them inactive, or will they leave?
I have wondered why do the flea's not die from all the rain?
- A flea submerged for up to 12 hours will appear to be dead, but can revive in about 60 minutes after being removed from the water.
- A flea submerged for 18–20 hours will appear to be dead, but can revive in 4–5 hours after being removed from the water
- About 24 hours of full submersion fatally drowns a flea.
- This also means they can survive on things you put into the washer. But should die from the heat of the dryer.