Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Vacuuming Kills Fleas

Reuters reported yesterday on the results of a study on flea-killing.

Vacuum cleaners kill fleas just as well as any poison, surprised researchers said on Tuesday.

They said a standard vacuum cleaner abuses the fleas so much it kills 96 percent of adult fleas and 100 percent of younger fleas.

So no need to worry that a vacuum cleaner bag may turn into a fleabag breeding ground for the pesky, biting creatures, said Glen Needham, associate professor of entomology at Ohio State University.

This is really great news for pet owners, as long as your pets don't keep bringing new fleas into the house. Of course, you might have to actually vacuum your house to get this kind of result...

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