Got fleas in your carpet and need a quick easy fix without spending a ton of money on products? Then you must open your kitchen cupboard and pull out that salt! Yes, you read that right.
Just get regular ole table salt. You know, the stuff in the round paper can. Put it in a blender and pulse it til it's a fine powder.
Sprinkle it everywhere. ½ a can for small and medium rooms. A whole can in big rooms. Cars too. Sprinkle sprinkle. Leave it in for 1-4 days (depending on if they are still seen) then sweep or vacuum it up. If you can also leave the house with your pets, you can sprinkle borax too if the infestation is really bad (it's toxic to pets).
The salt acts as a dehydration agent and dries out the bodies of the fleas. Hoorah! One reader said "This really works, my carpet came alive with fleas but they couldn't jump and as they came to the top of the carpet they died. I bought dollar store salt."