Flea control in pet beds
Cut up a new flea collar into four pieces and place under pet's bed or under furniture cushions. This will keep the fleas away from your pet's bed and your furniture. Replace flea collar pieces when expired.

Flea repellents
Try mixing some garlic into their food beginning early in the season.
Make a simple lemon mixture by slicing a lemon into boiling water and letting it stand for a day. Spray the liquid onto the coat two or three times a week.
Avon Skin-So-Soft works well mixed with water and used as a spray.

Fleas and mange
Add a little vinegar to your pet's drinking water to fight fleas and mange.

Fleas and Teas
Fleas HATE Stash Earl Grey. Tear open a few bags, scatter the tea about on your carpet and vacuum up in a few days. Fleas will flee. Other folks have noticed that their pets love to roll in Stash-perhaps that's why!

Kill fleas inside the vacuum
Cut up excess pieces of your cat's flea collar and vacuum them up so they will kill fleas in the vacuum bag.

Fleas in the home
For your house: be inhospitable.
Try this recipe if your house has already been overrun with fleas. Mix 1-1/2 pounds of diatomaceous earth, 1-1/2 pounds of natural borax, and 1 cup of salt. Put some of this mixture in your vacuum cleaner bag and vacuum all carpets thoroughly. If needed, you can also sprinkle a little of the mix into any confined areas that your pet can't get at, such as closets or small crevices behind furniture. It may take weeks or even months of weekly treatments to get rid of all adult fleas, larvae, and eggs.
Make sure to purchase the diatomaceous earth and natural borax at a garden store, not at a pool store. The type of diatomaceous earth sold at pool stores has a high crystalline silica content that is dangerous to humans and pets. Buy only diatomaceous earth with a crystalline silica content that is less than 3 percent.

Got fleas? Get rid of them!
If you have pets, salt your carpets. At the end of winter, salt your carpets liberally, let stand about 10 minutes and then vacuum up. You just might get the jump on fleas before they get the jump on you. Also, try crumbling dried peppermint over your carpets before vacuuming, smell great and most critters don't like it.

Kills fleas instantly
Dawn dishwashing liquid does the trick. Add a few drops to your dog's bath and shampoo the animal thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations. Goodbye fleas.