Flea Stoppers

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Flea Stoppers

Flea Stoppers carpet powder kills flea larvae and adult fleas in 3-5 days. Flea larvae are killed before they ever develop into mature, egg laying adults. In addition, the product is made from specially formulated boric acid, which has a toxicity level close to everyday table salt, making it safe for use around children and pets. Simply sprinkle the product over carpets. Container comes with a shaker top for easy application. One application lasts a year. One 5 lb. container covers approx. 2,000 sq. ft.



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Flea Stoppers carpet powder kills flea larvae and adult fleas in 3-5 days. Flea larvae are killed before they ever develop into mature, egg laying adults. In addition, the product is made from specially formulated boric acid, which has a toxicity level close to everyday table salt, making it safe for use around children and pets. Simply sprinkle the product over carpets. Container comes with a shaker top for easy application. One application lasts a year.

One 5 lb. canister of Flea Stoppers will cover approximately 2000 sq. ft. The Flea Stoppers canister comes with a shaker top to make application quick and easy. Because Flea Stoppers is a granulated formulation and not a dust formulation this product is safe to use around asthmatics, crawling babies and pets (including birds, fish, ferrets, rabbits and other small animals) as it does not pose the same inhalation risks as other products.

How do I use Flea Stoppers?

  1. It is recommended that carpets are vacuumed thoroughly BEFORE applying Flea Stoppers carpet powder. Make sure to throw away the vacuum bag in a sealed container (or placed inside of another sealed plastic bag) as fleas will continue to breed inside of the vacuum bag.
  2. Using the convenient shaker container, shake the powder onto carpeted areas of each infested room.
  3. Use a broom or carpet rake work powder into the nap of the carpet.

My pet sleeps on my bed and furniture frequently. What should I do to treat those areas?

FLEA STOPPERS can and should be applied to both areas. Furniture should be treated by lifting cushions off sofas and chairs and sprinkling the material lightly on the ticking where the cushions sit as well as in the wells of furniture (the crevices where the body of the furniture meets the back and sides) as fleas tend to frequent these areas. Beds should be treated by lifting the mattress and lightly sprinkling the material between the box springs and the mattress. The material should not be applied directly to the tops of the cushions, beds or animal bedding because its' granular nature makes it irritating (it would be like sliding your body across sand) and its' dehydrating effect would make it doubly irritating. You may also want to apply it under pet bedding in a similar manner.

Can FLEA STOPPERS be applied to my pet?

No. It would not stay on the pet. Because it will not kill the fleas on your pet, it is very important that you treat your animal with an approved flea control product. Otherwise, your pet will continue to bring fleas into your home and recycle them.

Can I use FLEA STOPPERS in the yard?

Not unless you hate cutting grass and other greenery. FLEA STOPPERS is a dehydrating agent and will kill plants due to this effect-it is an herbicide. There are several other products we sell that can be used in the yard to kill fleas. Please read our article How to get rid of fleas outdoors for more treatment information.

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  • 40 of 42 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  It works!
    By Sue in Delaware on 05/01/2009
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    I'm crazy about this stuff, I have owned several cats that wander outside in the sandy woods and then bring the fleas inside. I could never really get a handle on the problem, and tried several flea collar/drops to try and control things. Once I tried Flea Stoppers, in a few short weeks the problem started to subside and with regular usage...no more fleas!

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  • 30 of 30 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Only thing that works for me!
    By Julie in Miami, FL on 09/27/2010

    I had a horrific flea problem both in and out of the house. My two dogs were suffering; it was awful. I tried everything. When nothing worked, I found this product - Flea Stoppers - online and applied it on the carpet and furniture as directed. I knew it would take a few days to start working and so I also purchased powdered diatomaceous earth and carefully applied this to the dogs at the same time. Within three weeks my flea problem was totally solved. I didn't see another flea for several years, and when they did return, I nipped it in the bud with another application of Flea Stoppers. Flea Stoppers is great and my mobile groomer was so impressed by the results that she recommends it to all her customers, who have also experienced the same great results that I have. Be patient and you won't be disappointed. It's not a fluke that it worked twice for me with a total elimination of every single flea in my house!

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  • 21 of 24 people found this review helpful:

    2 of 5 stars  Hmmm
    By Cee in So Cal, CA on 10/26/2011

    Looked at this product as I have an indoor cat & wanted to use a product that was safe for both cat & family. First 4 reviews read showed 5 stars & had me excited even thou more recent reviews didn't exactly promote product as well. Ordered & it came quickly so I was excited to tackle our flea infestation. Read directions & used as directed (as 1 other reviewer indicated, labeling doesn't make it sound as safe for pets & crawling babies as what you read. Since I had already paid the $, I went ahead & still decided to use but it does concern me about the safety of the ingredients). Waited the full suggested 7 days before vacuuming again. Meantime still had major flea issue as I would walk the carpets with white socks & still get them jumping on me & biting! Went so far as to put the powder in a zip lock bag & placed a live flea in it. That stinker lived for over a week jumping around & crawling through it with no signs of slowing down. While waiting for this product to rid us of fleas, I went to petsmart & bought 3 cans of an IRG spray. It has been the only thing to kills these bastards quickly! (I thought I had been patient long enough. Btw, I also had a test baggie with a hertz flea collar & the flea I placed in that one SAT & hung out on the collar that was said to be effective for 7 months!). Maybe the fleas in So. Cal are immune to powders & collars but those products didn't seem to work. Also buy the spray that this company offers. They do ship their products quickly but running to your local pet store will also supply you with what I feel is the only thing that kills fleas on contact immediately (I also sprayed the baggies because I was so fed up & frustrated after watching these fleas still living after a week). I'd also go out & buy a dyson vacuum or similar if you don't have one already. It's a worthwhile investment as you will be vacuuming everyday to rid your home of these buggers. If you can't afford one, borrow one.

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  • 19 of 19 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  This stuff works but not for a quick fix
    By Joseph in Fairfax, VA on 08/24/2010
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    I've used this product twice now in two different homes and it has eradicated the flea problem both times. I wouldn't recommend it if you need to rid your flea problem overnight. This is a more natural way to get rid of fleas compared to harsh chemicals but it does require some patience. The second time I used this product, I steam cleaned my carpet BEFORE applying the product. Steam cleaning is not necessary but I had just moved into a new house so it was necessary. I didn't steam clean the first time I used this product and it worked just as well.

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  • 10 of 10 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Flea Stoppers is definitely helping!
    By Dale in OCALA, FLA. on 07/13/2010
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    I am a dachshund breeder & have 19 dogs.  They have the run of 10 and 1/2 acres much of the day.  They have a great opportunity of picking up fleas from squirrels, etc. on the property.  I have found that Flea Stoppers along with the topical flea applications on the dogs has made a big difference in my flea problem.  Thank you Flea Stoppers!  I am sure that I will be a repeat customer in the future because of my large amount of dogs. 

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  • 5 of 6 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  This stuff works great!
    By Moo in Midlothian, VA on 09/11/2013
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    A good fellow scout recommended this to my husband. Best product ever, no harm to humans & pets. Follow the instructions , and be patient. It took about a little over 4 weeks to stop the flea cycle in our house. At the end, it's worth the efforts and $$. No more fleas. Happy Happy :D

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    3 of 5 stars  Didn't stop
    By in Columbia, sc on 07/13/2013

    I have 2 mini Doxie 6 month old pups. All of a sudden we have fleas. NEVER before. My vet said our area is reporting a very high incidence this year, attributing to squirrels. She suggested I buy this product as well as the spray I ordered. I flea comb my pups daily and after 3 weeks we still have fleas! They were on Trifexis, now using Vectra and Capstar! Today we hired our exterminator to come treat for fleas! Very disappointed and spent LOTS of money!

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  No more fleas
    By Ian in Deltona.fl on 06/19/2013

    This product is great. We bought the kit that came with 2 cans of Alpine IGR. Shake the powder onto the carpet. Rake into carpet with a broom or rake. Wait a few hours then vacuum good. Remove vacuum debris from house. Repeat treatment and then vacuum again.. Then spray whole house with Alpine IGR...All furniture and where the animals hang out....Remember to remove animals prior to treatment... I bought 2kits and saved hundreds $$$ I have bought from these folks before they ship quick and pack orders well... Buy with confidence.

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Flea Stoppers
    By Jennifer in Maryville, TN on 10/19/2012
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    I have used this product for the past 20 years and it works great. My dogs never have a flea problem and this is the only flea prevention I use other than flea and tick shampoo. I recommend this to anyone who does not want fleas in their house.

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  • 8 of 10 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Extensive flea experience!
    By Sheryl in Greensboro NC on 03/16/2012

    I had to respond after another reviewer said they used "Fleabusters" successfully, but wasn't successful with this product. Hate to burst their bubble, but I used "Fleabusters" service years ago, and it was VERY successful... because they'd treated my 7K sf Victorian at a cost of around $400, they admitted to me that their "magic product" was only boric acid powder! At the molecular level, boric acid is shaped like shards of glass. The reason it works is that it cuts into the hard exterior shell of insects and eggs, then, because it is a dessicant (drying agent), sucks all of the fluid out of them. Voila! No more roaches, fleas, etc. I used to be able to buy boric acid at WallyWorld, but can't find it anymore. We just noticed a couple of fleas inside, and this product turned up. If it's genuinely a powder (not granules), I guarantee it will work. The key is making sure it's in every crack and crevice so that none of the adults, larvae, or eggs escape.

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  the only thing I iwll ever use
    By Stacy in Edmond Oklahoma on 01/12/2012

    this stuff is fantastic. It says powder but it is actually granules, so no mess. I have 8 grandkids and pets crawling around and i shook this stuff into the furniture, between the mattresses around the edges of hard floors under dressers and into closets, fleas were gone. it is harmless to humans, and for the most part to pets as well. i put it in the dogs bed. never had another bug in my house again. no smells, no tearing the house apart to spray, no fog and opening cabinets and cheaper than anything else on the market and even though it doesn;t say it kilss everything, it really does. It is only good for indoors though. I wish I had found this stuff years ago.

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  • 4 of 6 people found this review helpful:

    1 of 5 stars  Flea Stoppers Label
    By Tina in United States on 10/20/2011
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    I did not use this product because of the warnings on the label. When I read write ups and watched the instruction video the same warnings were not mentioned. I would have returned but since we were having a problem with fleas, I did not. I was busy trying to find out what to do to become flealess. It is still sitting in the box. Basically children and pets or anyone else should not come in contact with the product and it needs to be left on the carpet for a week. Ok if you are going away. Canister states that if it comes in contact with your skin, clothing or you inhale the powder CALL a POISON control center. I guess you need a gas mask to apply.

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful:

    5 of 5 stars  Flea Stoppers - Great Product
    By Lj in Riverview, FL on 10/17/2011
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    This product is not only effective and easy to apply but was also shipped quickly & received as promised.

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  • 5 of 7 people found this review helpful:

    4 of 5 stars  Flea Free
    By Will in Bondville, VT on 12/19/2010
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    Flea Stoppers worked well. It had no bad effect on our dogs health. It was a little messy for the first week or so. After we put it down we had no more issues. We followed the directions and it did what it said it would do.

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  • 4 of 8 people found this review helpful:

    2 of 5 stars  Helped control not eradicate...
    By Juan in anahiem california on 04/16/2010

    This product did not work for me it helped but did not get rid of them.  I used fleabusters now that works and they guarantee it.

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07/01/2010 Denise

QHow long after application do I need to wait before vacuuming?

AYou can vacuum 24 hours after the Flea Stoppers has been in place. According to the manufacturer, Flea Stoppers will keep working even if you vacuum or have your carpets cleaned because the tiny little granules will get to the very bottom of the nap. It will contact the flea larva and pupa even after the visible product has been removed.

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10/14/2011 Debbie from Lakeside Ca

QIs it okay to let the pets back into the room that has been treated Flea Stoppers?

AFlea Stoppers is completely harmless to pets when used as directed on the product label. Pets can return to the treated area as soon as the application has been completed.

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09/14/2011 David from Monticello, Il

QI see that your Flea Stoppers uses boric acid. Why would I not just buy Borax and use that?

AFlea Stoppers is a granulated product that will settle to the bottom of carpet and it is highly purified. There are many products that contain the active ingredient Boric Acid but the formulations vary greatly. Regular Borax is more of a powdery formulation which could cause risk of inhalation for pets and people when it is disturbed. Also using Borax as a flea control product is considered an off label usage and not permitted by law.

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01/21/2011 Kristi

QI would like to order Flea Stoppers. Could you please send me the ingredients?

AFlea Stoppers contains a highly purified orthoboric acid in a granulated form. Flea Stoppers has a sandy consistency so that it can get to the bottom fibers in your carpet and rugs where fleas and flea eggs are developing.

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06/24/2011 Glen

QCan you use Flea Stoppers with Precor 2000 Plus?
I bought Flea Stoppers, I noticed this is in a kit. I already have the Precor 2000 Plus and just want to know if it will work with it.

A

Absolutely! Precor 2000 and Flea Stoppers work very well together to eliminate fleas.

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Most Recent Customer Questions

10/29/2015 Jeanne from Bricks, Nj

QCan I dust Flea Stoppers on my bare floors?
I do not have any carpeting.

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Flea Stoppers is a carpet powder only and would not be recommended to apply across hard surfaces. For homes without carpet you would be better off using an aerosol such as Nyguard Plus in the cracks and crevices around the rooms. Cimexa Insecticide Dust could be also be used there if you would prefer a dust. We actually include both of these products in our Indoor Flea Kit†that is most recommended to treat indoors.

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06/24/2015 Paula from Houston, Texas

QWhy does the Flea Stoppers label ask you to "avoid breathing dust"?
Due to the precautionary statement I'm very concerned about putting this on my carpet, though my pest control guy advised me to use it. I have three small children and three dogs in the home. I know it's supposed to be granulated, however there does sound like a conflict.

AThat is a precautionary statement on all "dust" products that the manufacturers list for safety. Flea Stoppers is safe if applied as directed on the product label. It is a granulated formulation and not a dust formulation and this product is safe to use around asthmatics, crawling babies and pets (including birds, fish, ferrets, rabbits and other small animals) as it does not pose the same inhalation risks as other products.  Children should not be in the area that was treated with Flea Stoppers until the entire application is complete.  Rake or brush it to the nape of the carpet to get it down to where it needs to be.

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06/30/2014 Carol from Tarpon Springs Florida

QWhich to use first? Fleastoppers or Alpine Flea spray?
I have old hardwood floors (lots of cracks) and upholstered furniture to treat. Am I correct in that I would first spray with Alpine, let dry, then apply Flea stopppers? If I only used Fleastoppers on the floor, would I need to retreat whenever I mopped or does the boric acid stay active in the floor cracks even if it get wet?

AFlea Stoppers is designed only to be applied to carpets. Alpine Flea with IGR can be used on hardwood floors, furniture, area rugs, etc.  It can be applied to almost any surface. However, you should always treat a small area first and allow it to dry before treating the entire area just to make sure there are no issues. The most important part of any flea treatment though is to vacuum very thoroughly before the treatment, then every 2 to 3 days after the treatment.  You should then apply a second treatment in exactly 14 days after the first one. Apply flea stoppers first. Rake or brush it to the nape of the carpet. Next apply the Apline.

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09/23/2013 Gail from Seattle, Wa

QIs Flea Stoppers the same as FleaGo?

AFlea Stoppers does contain orthobic acid is made by a different manufacturer than FleaGo. They are both labeled for flea treatments inside on carpeted areas. Please contact the manufacturer of FleaGo for additional information as it is a product we do not carry.

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08/21/2013 Dennis from Olympia, Wa

QHow effective is Flea Stoppers compared to other powders?

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Flea Stoppers contains orthoboric acid is only a portion of an indoor flea treatment. It may contain a different active ingredient than other powders or dusts labeld for flea treatments. It works great if used in conjunction to an aerosol that contains an adulticide and insect growth regulator. Please click on the following links for more information on the product and indoor flea treatment recommendations.

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07/30/2013 Bee from Omaha, Nee

QOnce Flea Stoppers is vacuumed up, is it safe to for people to lay on carpet?
We lay on carpet for various stretching exercises. Is that safe to resume once product has been vacuumed up? Q2: Also, if there are stray fleas, is it possible for them to hitch a ride on daughter's belongings and infest her dorm room at college if no pets there? Thanks!

AYes, it is safe to lay on carpets after Flea stoppers have been vacuumed up. It is very unlikely for the fleas to hitch hike to your daughters dorm, as they would need a food source. Make sure to thoroughly clean and wash all items possible before departure.

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07/10/2013 M from Tampa, Fl

QWhat is the difference between "Flea Stoppers" and the "CimeXa" in the Indoor Kit? Are they used the same way?

AFlea Stoppers is made up of Boric Acid, where as Cimexa is made of of Silica Gel

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03/05/2013 Sue from Uniontown, Ohio

QI have had flea stoppers recommended but the whole house has hardwood floors. No carpet.

ANo. Fleastoppers works really well on carpet but will make your hardwood floors very slippery. Instead you should use a product such as Alpine Flea Insecticde Spray with IGR. You should focus on cracks and crevices only as just vacuuming will remove fleas, eggs, and pupa from the surface of the floors. We have never had a report that this product stained or otherwise marked hardwood floors but because there are so many type of finishes we do recommend you test it for staining on a small inconspicuous area before doing the entire application.

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11/04/2009 Anna

QHow do I use Flea Stoppers for fleas in my carpet? The fleas are still here after I followed the directions.

APlease call us at 866-581-7378 and we can help troubleshoot your situation. Did you get  just the FleaStoppers?  Did you vacuum thoroughly before and after applying the product?  Did you sweep in the FleaStoppers thoroughly into your carpet?  There are a number of reasons why you still may be having issues.  Please call us and we can try to help you figure out what to do next.

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09/06/2009 Tracie

QCan Flea Stoppers be used in a vacuum?
I have hardwood floors and can not just put a powder on the floor....my cat and daughter would get to it...or at least the cat would.

AWhat exactly do you mean can it be used in a vacuum?  Flea Stoppers is meant to be used on carpet only and will not be effective on hardwoods.  I would recommend one of our aerosol products for fleas on the hardwoods such as Ultracide.  It can be applied on hardwoods and on carpets, and it is very safe to use around pets.  It is very important to vacuum first and then apply the product while the pets are in another room or outside.  Once the product is dry, which usually only takes about 20 minutes, it is safe to allow the pets back into the room. 

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