Borate Powder and Flea Control
Pet owners are quick to use all kinds of flea control products on their pets—from shampoos, to collars to drops. However, they are often surprised to find that the fleas keep coming back. You may wonder where your flea treatment went wrong. Well, it’s not just your pet, but the “entire home” that needs aggressive flea treatment.
Getting rid of fleas from your house and backyard can be a daunting task. Not only does it require patience, but also hard work to eliminate fleas and their eggs. Moreover, the right type of product is also required to kill them. In such situations, a natural low-toxic insecticide seems to be the best weapon of choice. This choice becomes more favorable considering the high level of toxicity shown by cheap over-the-counter flea control products. They can not only be harmful to pets but also to human beings.
Borate powder is an ideal choice when it comes to choosing a low-toxic flea control method. It is one of the cheapest, safest and effective ways to get rid of fleas inside and out. You may not be aware, but borate powder is often used as one of the main ingredients in commercial flea control products. It is also very inexpensive and its effects can last for a long duration, even up to 8-10 months. This makes it quite attractive and feasible when compared with many commercial products.
Borate powder kills fleas by dehydrating them. It may cause irritation to the skin and eyes, but most experts have declared that borate powder is relatively safe for use. Avoid using it on bedding, but you can use it on carpets, furniture and even in your backyard.