10 Effective Ways to Get Rid of Fleas

Fleas are one of the most frustrating and persistent insect infestations that can occur in a home, especially because they bury themselves in carpets, sofas, and seemingly every corner of a room. 

The amount of items you can clean with a steamer could surprise you. While the appliance might be a favorite for cleaning up floors, it can be a great solution for getting rid of fleas inside the house.

To preserve the life of your mattress and kill fleas, vacuum it first, then apply steam, allowing the mattress to dry fully afterwards. The only caveat: your steamer needs to be able to heat the water to at least 212ºF (100ºC) for this task. Thanks to the combination of high heat and soap, the fleas will be eradicated with minimal fuss. A steam cleaner can lift dirt and get rid of odors from furniture as well.