Repelling Fleas: Four Natural Tips to Rid Your Pet of Fleas

Are your pets suffering from fleas lately? If you are thinking about getting a chemical to get rid of them, you don’t have to do that. You can solve the issue by using green flea control. Here are four tips to help you get rid of those nasty bugs in a safe and innate way.

Vacuuming – If you want to rid your home of fleas, be sure to vacuum and sweep all the floors every week. Get rid of the bag. By keeping it inside, you’re only ensuring their survival. Wash all bedding where the pet sleeps. You want to be sure they have cotton rugs.

Combs – Use a fine-toothed metal flea comb that will catch the bugs. Once it does this, put them in soapy water. This drowns them. If the problem is terrible enough, do this every day.

Soap Dish – Be sure to place a bowl of soapy water underneath a light near your pet’s bedding. Fleas are attracted to it and will get trapped.

Homemade repellent – What kind of homemade repellent works to get rid of fleas? In a pint jar, place a peeled lemon and use boiling water. Be sure to let it sit overnight so you can strain out the pulp the next day. The next day take the mixture and sponge it all over your pet until the fur is damp. Be sure it air dries. The scent that is left behind repeals any fleas.

What other herbs will rid your pesky problem? They are:


Herbal flea collars can be found if you care to find them. You can also make your own with dried herbs and soaking it with an organic cotton collar. Once dried, it can be used on your pet.

Be sure you place your pet outside after any flea repellant so your house isn’t infested with the little buggers. Once your pet has been taken care of on the outside, it’s time to turn your attention to their insides.

Using dietary supplements such as Brewer’s yeast and zinc, you can build up their fighting fleas ability for up to a month. In Brewer’s years, you want to take advantage of the thiamine or Vitamin B. Give one tablespoon of Brewer’s Yeast to your dog as well as a B-complex vitamin pill to help with the flea problem. You can even use the yeast to coat the fur. Sort of like a flea powder.

It’s important that your pet get enough zinc to keep a healthy skin while fighting any infestations. However, many pets lack this vitamin. Small dogs need 10 milligrams while bigger dogs should have twice that amount.

However hard you try, you may not get rid of fleas for good. In saying that, you can get rid of them for a time by using these tips while keeping your pet happy and healthy. You will also help to save the environment at the same time.

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