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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. container covers approx. 2,000 sq. ft.
|Active Ingredient:||highly purified Orthoboric Acid|
|Target pests:||Adult Fleas and Flea Larvae|
|For use in:||Indoors on Carpets|
|Pet safe:||Yes, if used as directed on label|
|Yield:||Treats approx. 2,000 sq. ft.|
|Manufactured By:||Flea Stoppers (UPC: 615630000056)|
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?
- 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.
- Using the convenient shaker container, shake the powder onto carpeted areas of each infested room.
- 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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39 of 41 people found this review helpful:
By Sue in Delaware on 05/01/2009
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!
30 of 30 people found this review helpful:
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!
19 of 19 people found this review helpful:
This stuff works but not for a quick fix
By Joseph in Fairfax, VA on 08/24/2010
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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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.
10 of 10 people found this review helpful:
Flea Stoppers is definitely helping!
By Dale in OCALA, FLA. on 07/13/2010
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.
By Bobbi in Claremont NC on 07/02/2016
Excellent product I've been using this for years . I recommend this to anyone looking to help control fleas
Flea be gone
By Jean in Payson AZ on 04/30/2016
Although the floors felt like we were walking on a sandy beach for a few days and our legs very covered with "sand" grains, our flea problem seems to be resolved! Both our cat and dog are no longer furiously clawing their fur off. I'm officially impressed.
I was skeptical, but it worked!
By Dee in Portland, Oregon on 11/11/2015
We had a flea infestation from May - September this year. What a mess! With two babies under two years old, I was nervous to try anything. We have no pets, so it was such a mystery how we even got the little buggers. My poor 2-year-old had bites all over his legs! With area rugs and laminate flooring, I had no idea where to start. I found this website and thought to try it, as it was "money back guarantee" and had great reviews. We tried it on all of our area rugs in the house and put them in a side room for a week before vacuuming it up, then sprayed under couch cushions, the floor corners and baseboards with Alpine Flea Insecticide, not wanting to do the entire floors with our small kids. We noticed an immediate decline in flea bites (only a couple after the first treatment). We applied the treatment again two weeks later and still had fleas after that, so did a third treatment, thinking we would have to cash out on the "money back guarantee." Needless to say, it actually worked and we have been flea-free for almost two months! We vacuumed a TON during the 1.5 months we treated the rugs. Our persistence paid off! And we never had to ask for our money back. Even though it took a bit of perseverance on our end, it was worth it and I do believe this stuff is effective as advertised, even if it took an extra treatment.
By Katie in Flowery Branch, GA on 11/01/2015
3 weeks after treatment 90% of the fleas were gone. Easy to use and didn't leave any odor.
By Uta in los angeles, calif. on 08/30/2015
I bought this product 2 years ago and it worked like a charm. This time it is doing nothing, the fleas are as lively as ever. My only explanation is that the fleas are probably hardier than ever and getting immune to the various flea fighting products.
We are sorry to hear that the Flea Stoppers did not work up to your expectations this time. Fleas cannot become immune or resistant to the active ingredient in boric acid. This product is consumed by the immature fleas that live on the floor or carpet only. It will not kill the active biting adults. We usually suggest Flea Stoppers be used as part of your overall flea program because it does take time to work. . Large flea infestations do usually require more treatment than a light infestation in order to stop the flea reproduction cycle. Please take a few moments to read over our Flea Treatment Guide to learn how to implement a successful flea control program: http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/how-to-get-rid-of-fleas-a-483.html
Flea Stoppers Excellent
By Cindy in Georgia on 08/26/2015
Best flea product on the market today! I've used it for years love it!!
By Elaine in San Diego, CA on 08/11/2015
We have used this years ago for flea problems when we had pets, but now I bought for my sister who had big problem. We treated her whole house, and also used light and soapy water trap to catch the adult fleas while the Flea Stoppers was working. She was catching 30 per night and now, after only two weeks from applying the Flea Stoppers she is now only catching about 5 per night. She also does not see any more jumping on her during the day like she had in past. My guess is between 3 and 5 weeks should be no more fleas! I called and customer service said it can take up to 3 to 5 weeks to see the difference. She is also treating the cats with flea drops since they go in and outdoors. She is very pleased
My home is now Flea Free!!
By Jeff in Clarksville on 08/11/2015
This product is exactly as advertised!! Puts fleas down fast, and without the mess of dust or residue. I was a little skeptical reading all the excellent reviews, but no more! I'll never call pest control companies again! One word of caution: Keep your little buddy's outside for the first 5 - 7 days that is instructed for leaving the powder on you carpet. The fleas die a horrible death (convulsions, muscle spasms), and the same could happen to your pet if they ingest it. After vacuuming, you can let them back in without worries.
Flea Stoppers is very safe product and when used as directed, will not harm your pets. In fact, the active ingredient is less toxic than table salt to mammals.
By Robbie in San Antonio, TX on 06/09/2015
Perfect stuff, it actually got worse before getting better. I spoke with the customer service rep, she explained what happens. The adult dies, leaving behind eggs(larvae) to be hatched and one egg can hatch many fleas which will die after hatching.
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A full year of flea and tick protection!
By Charles in Murphy,NC on 05/20/2014
We've been using Flea Stoppers for over 5 years and have had excellent results! We have 8 cats and live out in the country with fields and woods and we never have any flea or tick problem! With the increased spread of Lyme disease we are very grateful to have such an effective solution! Thank you!
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
01/11/2016 Laure from Greenville, Sc
QWhen is it safe for my baby crawl on the carpet after applying Flea Stoppers?
In previous questions, you stated that it is safe for babies to crawl in the carpet once the application has been completed. But it says to wait to vacuum for 5-7 days. Is it safe for them to crawl on the carpet before vacuuming while waiting out the 5-7 days?
A It is safe for babies to crawl across a treated surface after the product has been brushed into the carpet and allowed to settle. †An hour should be plenty of time. †Flea Stoppers is a boric acid based product which has the toxicity of table salt.
It is safe for babies to crawl across a treated surface after the product has been brushed into the carpet and allowed to settle. †An hour should be plenty of time. †Flea Stoppers is a boric acid based product which has the toxicity of table salt.
10/29/2015 Jeanne from Bricks, Nj
QCan I dust Flea Stoppers on my bare floors?
I do not have any carpeting.
A 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.
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.
10/08/2015 Bobby from Encinitas, Ca
QWhy do fleas still exist after applying Flea Stoppers?
Last Friday I thoroughly vacuumed my carpet multiple times before I applied the flea stopper. I applied the product last Friday and limited contact with the room, and actually no one has been in room for over 3 days. I checked to see if the flea problem was gone today and it seems to have gotten worse. More fleas jump on my bare feet than before. I even applied double amount than should have. What is going on? Does this product not work?
A Fleas are a prolific and tricky pest to treat, so successful treatments may take anywhere from several weeks to several months, depending on many factors. While Flea Stoppers will kill fleas, the mode of action is slow, so using only this product will take much†longer than using it in conjunction with knockdown sprays and Insect Growth Regulators, such as those found in our Indoor Flea and Tick Kit. Flea Stoppers also should be brushed into carpets and rugs with a broom or stiff bristle brush. Skipping this step will greatly decrease the efficacy of Flea Stopper.†If a room with fleas is left empty for several days, and then there is suddenly activity, this activity will stir dormant fleas, often creating the illusion that there are more fleas than previously thought. Please take a few moments to read our Flea Treatment Guide, and let us know if you have further questions.
Fleas are a prolific and tricky pest to treat, so successful treatments may take anywhere from several weeks to several months, depending on many factors. While Flea Stoppers will kill fleas, the mode of action is slow, so using only this product will take much†longer than using it in conjunction with knockdown sprays and Insect Growth Regulators, such as those found in our Indoor Flea and Tick Kit. Flea Stoppers also should be brushed into carpets and rugs with a broom or stiff bristle brush. Skipping this step will greatly decrease the efficacy of Flea Stopper.†If a room with fleas is left empty for several days, and then there is suddenly activity, this activity will stir dormant fleas, often creating the illusion that there are more fleas than previously thought. Please take a few moments to read our Flea Treatment Guide, and let us know if you have further questions.
QDoes Flea Stoppers kill ticks?
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.
05/24/2015 U. from Fl
QDoes Flea Stoppers have a shelf life?
AFlea Stoppers does not have a shelf life if you keep the container closed and stored away from extreme temperatures.
03/30/2015 Ana from Petaluma, Ca
Qis it safe to use Flea Stoppers with a 21 day old baby in the house?
AFlea 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.
01/20/2015 Christian from Jacksonville, Fl
QIs Flea Stoppers ok to use around a baby that crawls on carpet?
I have a baby that is 8 months old and may put his mouth on the carpet and the couches in the living room. After it is vacuumed, would it pose a threat to a baby? We have a very small problem seeing about 2 ticks so far in the house from our cat. We want to stop any expansion of the ticks but fear any adverse risks on the baby.
AChildren should not be in the area that was treated with Flea Stoppers until the entire application is complete. Flea Stoppers is not labeled for ticks, fleas only. Temprid Ready Spray would be a better option for you. It is labeled for ticks, as well as various other pests as well. This can be broadcast across the carpet and furniture. Once the product is dry, it is safe for your baby to crawl on the floor.
10/20/2014 Chris from Irondale, Mo.
QHow long before my fleas eventually dissappear?
I've been battling my flea problem inside the house for nearly a month now and I still have fleas, but not as bad as before. I'm using livestock grade Permethrin 10% diluted by 6oz. to 1 gal. as recommended on the jug, then the IGR Precor Concentrate. I will still see fleas the next day after application as if the Permethrin isn't killing on contact? Am I doing something wrong?
ANormally, it takes over a month to eradicate fleas completely. We still have more questions. Like what product? What type of application? How often? Please call us at 866-581-7378 so that we can better assist you.
08/03/2014 Rose from Los Angeles, Ca
QCan I use Flea Stoppers on my lawn?