It's Science Experiment Saturday on my other blog.
That's a drawing of a flea magnified many times if you were wondering. It was drawn by Robert Hooke long, long ago when magnifying fleas was science. It was so long ago the copyright on Hooke's flea is expired according to Wikipedia.
Joan Whitebook's story of fleas in a home she showed THERE AIN'T NO BUGS ON ME is guaranteed to make you itch all over!
A link to Joan's story and Jo-Anne Smith's comment on a way to get rid of fleas without harsh chemicals made it's way to my blog which is celebrating Science Experiment Saturday today. Jo-Anne Smith's flea remedy:
"Fleas can be gotten rid of without harsh chemicals. Keeping the place thoroughly vacuumed is a start. Another method is having a low pie plate or bowl filled with water and vegetable oil on the floor with a light shining on it. Leave the light on during the night. The fleas all hop over to the light and land in the dish and drown in the oil/water mixture. In the morning you find you have captured hundreds of fleas and in no time they are all gone. Due to the life cycle and the eggs that are still hatching daily, the thorough vacuuming may not have sucked up all of the eggs so you may have to repeat the pie dish routine a few times til all reproducing adults are gone and all eggs have hatched."
Jo-Anne Smith's method of flea removal sounds like a science project to me. Educational. And very "green."
I vacuum the dog too in the late summer and fall but that's just kind of home economics. I have a degree in "Home Ec...." not science.
Science, Science, Science... ColumbusBestBlog.com has my own Columbus "green" flea remedy today. The Columbus Green flea remedy is zoological in nature with this lovely flea diagram for purely educational purposes and some zoological information about Siphonaptera (flea?), Procyon lotor (raccoon), and primates including Pongo Pygmaeus (orangutan) and Homo Sapiens (human) as they relate to selling real estate.
Columbus Green Flea Remedy - Science Experiment Saturday. Thanks for the inspiration to my muses, Joan Whitebook, Jo-Anne Smith, Tina of Green Buckeye a Central Ohio blog and a group of men on the front lawn of a vacant house I sold picking fleas off of one another.