Baking soda is a natural home, and pet, cleaning remedy.
Baking soda is a key ingredient in the skunk smell removal formula for dogs. It can also be used to clean pet toys, and to help relieve the pain of a bee sting.
Baking soda is also a home cleaning remedy for controlling fleas. Active baking soda (alone or with salt) is sprinkled over carpets and then furniture, and is rubbed into the fabric with a brush. It is then left on overnight, and vacuumed up the next day.
Baking soda is said to be effective for killing flea larvae and eggs because it dehydrates the parasites.
The baking soda (or baking soda + salt) treatment can be repeated every 3 - 4 days.