Flea Trap / nontoxic / art installation

You might say, "But, Chris, is that art?" I made it and I'm an artist so why not? ;-)

You might say, “But, Chris, is that art?” I made it and I’m an artist so why not? 😉

Are you a Mom with pets?

Are you a person with bugs in the house but you don’t want to expose yourself or your family to toxic poison bug spray?

Did you just move into another apartment where corporate greed prevented the complex from spraying for fleas when the previous dog owning tenant moved out?
Did you then raise HOLY HELL with the apartment management over the fleas?

Here’s how to solve the flea problem yourself without the poison spray.

Fill a shallow baking pan half way with water and dish soap.
Hang a light about 8″ above the soapy water directing the light on the water.
When the other lights are turned off at night the fleas will jump to your flea trap light and land in the soapy water. Fleas can swim in plain water but they drown in soapy water. It takes a few days to kill them all. It still works when the bubbles are gone. Add more water as needed.

Enjoy counting your dead fleas!
The trap also catches other kinds of bugs.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gretchen Getsinger
    Nov 07, 2014 @ 07:42:10

    Good to know! Here’s one I learned this Fall. Peppermint oil on Cotton Balls & the cotton balls distributed where mice come in discourages mice.


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