Add 1 teaspoon of cider vinegar to every quart of water in your pets water dish. Fleas will not go near your pet. Fill a spray bottle with half white vinegar half cold water then go around your house mist your furniture, rugs, drapes and anywhere fleas like to hide and lay eggs. Try this every time you're ready to vacuum and you'll be surprised how this little trick will get rid of not only fleas but ants, spiders and just about any critter that's lurking around your home.
Homemade flea recipe for carpets, furniture etc: 1 cup Borax 1 cup Baking Soda 1 cup Salt Put in empty parmesan cheese container and use like carpet powder. Sprinkle on and allow to sit for a least 15 mintues. Vacuum. REPEAT IN TWO WEEKS. This will only get rid of adult flea, not eggs. Repeat in 2 weeks to get rid of newly hatched fleas. Dont forget to move the furniture and treat under there also.