Killing Fleas In Clothes: How To Clean Clothes Infested With Fleas

By: Mrs. Mathis

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If you wonder how to wash fleas out of clothing, it is probably because you are itching and panicking because you don’t know what to do. This is not surprising because fleas in clothes are a creepy, disgusting thing.

While knowing how to clean clothes infested with fleas is handy for pet owners or anyone that is regularly around animals, killing fleas in clothes is not difficult. Once you know how to get rid of fleas in clothes, you will never have to worry about picking up a friend’s pet again.

How To Wash Fleas Out Of Clothing

Actually, you will soon learn that having fleas in clothing is no big deal. Killing fleas in clothing is usually accomplished by washing them in the hottest water the clothing can take, with a regular laundry detergent. Any remaining fleas in clothes are later killed by the heat of the dryer.

While this may seem too simple to actually work, it does. So don’t be too concerned. Just act quickly before the fleas have a chance to migrate to other parts of your home.

How To Clean Clothes Infested With Fleas When The Clothing Cannot Be Washed

The many serious chemicals in dry cleaning fluids will also kill fleas in clothes. When transporting the clothes to the dry cleaner, make sure you seal them in not just one, but two plastic garbage bags. It would be a shame if killing fleas in clothes led to you having them living in your car. Also, you should probably inform your dry cleaner about what you are bringing in so that he can isolate your clothes from other garments.

How To Get Rid Of Fleas In Clothes Without Washing or Dry Cleaning Them

If for some reason you have fleas in clothes that can be neither washed nor dry cleaned, sprinkle the item in question with flea powder and hang it outside for 1-2 days.

After killing fleas in clothes, you should also be on the lookout for fleas in other areas of your home. They are well known for jumping and are tiny enough to hide just about anywhere.

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