Fleas are a creation of nature, one might say, but nature also gives us the solutions on how to get rid of fleas. In this article you’ll find how to get rid of fleas using only natural solutions. Without chemicals and without drugs, that can harm your animal, you can still keep the fleas away from your house, but also from your pet.
Keep the fleas away from your pet
Because dogs and cats are the main holders of fleas in the house, flee eradication must begin with them. Here are a few solutions:
– Rosemary bath: Make an infusion of fresh rosemary. Add 2 handful of rosemary on 2-4 liters of boiling water. Let it cool enough to be good for bathing. Wash your pet with this infusion. If environmental conditions allow, let the animal 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 in your pet’s water bowl. Also, you can dilute vinegar in water in a ratio of 50/50 and spray it directly on the fur. The fur will become more acidic and fleas will stay away.
– Lemon: Cut a lemon in quarters, cover them in boiling water and leave overnight. Spray this water on the fur with great care, avoiding the eyes.
– Hair cutting: Early in the season, you should cut the long hair of the dog because it is preferred by these parasites, offering the perfect conditions to multiply because of the heat and moisture.
How to get rid of fleas from your home
If you found parasites in your pet it is very likely that you already have fleas and flea eggs in your house. And if your companion already got rid of them, it’s time to take some measures to remove these parasites from your house:
– Washing the bedding: Fleas are active at night and they probably got shelter in your bed where they found food and warmth. They probably have already left their eggs there. Therefore it is necessary to wash all bedding.
– Vacuum: Parasites and their eggs found in the carpet will have no chance if you do a proper vacuuming. Carefully use disposable vacuum cleaner bags. It has been shown that about 96% of the adults can be caught in this way.
– Baking soda and salt: Sprinkle a 1:1 mixture of baking soda and salt on the carpet because it will dehydrate these parasites and their eggs. Let overnight and vacuum it the next day.
– Diatomite powder (Diatomaceous Earth): It is obtained from the fossilized skeleton of marine unicellular plants and is excellent for eradicating fleas because it dehydrates them. Apply it all over the house. It can be applied even on the animal fur.
– Nematodes: Are flatworms that eat flea larvae. They are the best way to keep your yard and garden flee-free.
If you value nature and especially the health of your pet, then the best way to get rid of fleas is by turning to natural solutions.
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