The only way to kill the fleas, Mama said, is to pinch them between your fingers and drown them in soapy water.
"If it's just plain tap, they swim to the rim and escape," she said. "If ther's soap, it gets in their lungs and it's all over."
Lazure, Erica Plouffe
Booth: Vol. 1
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/booth/vol1/iss2/2