Natural flea remedies are becoming more popular. Fleas are parasites that live on your dog. They can be one of the most annoying creatures on earth and very difficult to get rid of. They multiply at a fast rate and can cause disease, allergies, and irritation for you and your dog. Just one female flea will lay 20,000 eggs in a there month period. It will take three to six weeks for the eggs to hatch. Now we know why there are so many flea infestations. Flea bites can cause your dog to become anemic. Most people do not want to use harsh chemicals or pesticides on their dogs. It is better to learn how to kill fleas the natural way.
Here are some natural flea remedies that are effective at getting rid of fleas.
Diatomaceous Earth is made of crushed sea shells and is a fine white powder. It is another product that dehydrates and kills fleas. You can sprinkle it on carpets or rugs to get rid of fleas. You can sprinkle it in your yard to prevent flea infestation. It can be used as a flea powder to kill fleas on your dog. Be sure to only use the FOOD GRADE Diatomaceous Earth. You should avoid the pets eyes and nose area. They can become irritated if you get it in the eyes. You can rub Diatomaceous Earth on both sides of the dogs ears to prevent ear mites. It can be used to treat ticks, ants, bedbugs, snails and roaches.
Baking soda and salt mixed half. Sprinkle it on carpet and rugs to get rid of fleas in your house.
Cedarwood Chips have properties that repel fleas and ticks. It is toxic to fleas. Do not allow your pet to eat the cedar. It can be toxic if ingested. You can place them in and around the dog’s house.
Garlic and Brewers Yeast added to your dogs food can repel fleas. Use one teaspoon for small dogs and a tablespoon for a large dog.
White Vinegar mixed half and half with water can be sprayed on your dog to kill fleas.
Apple Cider Vinegar can be added to your dogs drinking water to repel fleas. For a small dog, mix one teaspoon to the dog’s food. Add one tablespoon to a larges dog’s food.
Marigold Flowers can be planted to repel fleas and bugs.
Pennyroyal can be planted around the house to repel fleas. It can be toxic if eaten. Remember it only takes a few drops of the oil to do the job. You can add it to your dog’s shampoo. It has a minty smell that fleas hate.
Eucalyptus is effective in dog flea control. Fleas can not stand the smell of it.
Essential oils such as Tea tree oil, Peppermint oil, Neem oil, citronella are natural insect repellents. They can be added to your dogs shampoo to help keep fleas away. Use 5 drops per eight ounces of water or shampoo. Cats should not be given any essential oils.
Dawn Liquid Dish Soap with lemon scent helps to kill and repel fleas. Soap the dog and leave it on for at least 5-10 minutes.