It is true that fleas are a creation of nature, but nature also provides us with solutions for removing them. The goal of this article is to teach you how to get rid of fleas using only natural solutions. Fleas can still be kept away from your house and from your pets without using chemicals and drugs.
🐕 Keep the fleas away from your pet
The main flea carriers in the house are dogs and cats, so flee eradication must begin with them. The following solutions may help:
◾ Rosemary bath: Make an infusion of fresh rosemary. Boil 2-4 liters of water with 2 handfuls of rosemary. Let the water cool until it is safe to bathe in. Use this infusion to wash your pet. If possible, let the animal air dry naturally.
◾ Lavender: After bathing, apply a few drops of lavender essential oil to the tail and neck.
◾ Apple vinegar: Add 1 tbs of vinegar to your pet’s water bowl. Alternatively, you can dilute vinegar in water in a 1:1 ratio and spray it directly on the fur. Fleas will be kept away from the fur as it becomes acidic.
◾ Lemon: Slice a lemon in quarters and cover it with boiling water. Let it sit overnight. Spritz this water gently on the fur, avoiding the eyes.
◾ Hair cutting: In the early season, you should cut your dog’s long hair so that it won’t be a target for these parasites, since it provides optimal conditions for proliferation due to the heat and moisture.
🏠 How to get rid of fleas from your home
It is very likely that you already have fleas and flea eggs in your home if you found these parasites on your pet. If your companion has already gotten rid of them, then you will need to take some measures to get rid of them in your house as well:
Washing the bedding: Fleas are active at night and probably found warmth and food in your bed. It is likely that they have already laid their eggs there. As a result, all bedding needs to be washed.
◾ Vacuum: If you vacuum your carpet properly, parasites and their eggs will have no chance. Be careful when using disposable vacuum cleaner bags. This method has been shown to catch 96% of the adult fleas.
◾ Baking soda and salt: Dehydrate these parasites and their eggs by sprinkling baking soda and salt (1:1 ratio) on the carpet. Let it sit overnight and vacuum the next day.
◾ Diatomaceous Earth: This product is made from the fossilized skeletons of marine unicellular plants and is excellent for eradicating fleas because it dehydrates them. It should be applied to the entire house. The product can even be applied directly to fur.
◾ Nematodes: Essentially, these are flatworms that feed on flea larvae. It is the only way to keep your garden and yard flee-free.
Natural solutions are the best way to get rid of fleas if you value nature and especially your pet’s health.