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|
|For use in:||indoors on carpets|
|Yield:||treats approx. 2,000 sq. ft.|
|Manufactured By:||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 5lb 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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31 of 33 people found this review helpful:
By Sue on May 1, 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!
18 of 18 people found this review helpful:
Only thing that works for me!
By Julie on September 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!
11 of 11 people found this review helpful:
This stuff works but not for a quick fix
By Joseph on August 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.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful:
Flea Stoppers is definitely helping!
By Dale on July 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.
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By Cee on October 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.
By Jennifer on October 19, 2012
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.
By Kristen on October 16, 2012
Worked in my house for 3 years. Did take up to 4-6 weeks for flea cycle, but you could still tell the decrease in that time period. Follow the directions, treat your pet. You won't be disappointed. Great product for the money as well!!!
Yeah! Something that finally worked!!!
By Quina on September 12, 2012
The flea products I purchased through Do My Own Pest Control worked. I found Do My Own Pest Control looking for flea products on Amazon. They carry products that work. Forget the products at your local stores, such as grocery, Home Depot or Walmart. You're wasting your money. I spread this on my carpet after taking in a foster cat with fleas and having multiple animals. This with topical applications for my pets and the ultracide spray finally took care of the problem. I have flea traps out with attractant and it's so nice to see them empty.
By Starryknightzz on August 21, 2012
This stuff is just AMAZING! We have 2 dogs a lab and a shorkie in Florida. We had such a mild winter that the fleas and other pests are out in full force this summer. We have used this stuff before 6 years ago when we were infested and were actually suprised to see fleas on our pets because we have went so long without having to worry about them at all. We figured out the problem, we took out all of the carpet that had been treated 6 years ago so I bought some more treated, and are again pest free. This is a MUST for anyone who has dogs!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
2 WEEKS STILL FLEAS
By David on July 22, 2012
The guarantee states after 6 weeks you home should be flea free. So far, we still have fleas.
Thank you Mom!
By Jeannine on June 18, 2012
My mother turned me on to this back in December. After 3 weeks, we were free of fleas and I haven't seen any since. We live in NC and were constantly fighting them until we found Flea Stoppers. We have 3 in/out cats and a dog.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful:
By Renee on June 16, 2012
I have used this product before and swear by it! I have indoor cats and the first time I used it years ago, by getting rid of all the fleas in the carpet, it got rid of all the fleas on the kitties too!
3 of 4 people found this review helpful:
Extensive flea experience!
By Sheryl on March 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.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful:
the only thing I iwll ever use
By Stacy on January 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.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful:
Flea Stoppers Label
By Tina on October 20, 2011
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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July 1, 2010Denise asked:
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.
January 21, 2011Kristi asked:
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.
September 14, 2011David from Monticello, Il asked:
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.
June 24, 2011Glen asked:
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.
October 14, 2011Debbie from Lakeside Ca asked:
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.
September 6, 2009Tracie asked:
QCan Flea Stoppers be used in a vacuum?
Can 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.
March 5, 2013Sue from Uniontown, Ohio asked:
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.