Pest Control

How to Eliminate Fleas: Quick Home Remedies

Fleas are common problems for many pets. To get rid of them, you have to use a special product. There are many commercial products and medicines made to eliminate fleas. However, these products are not always environmentally-friendly. Usually, your pet can’t take them too often or else they will be harmful to the animal.

Therefore, natural, environmentally friendly products are a great solution. These products are organic, safe for humans and pets, and are very effective against fleas. Remember: while commercial chemical products may be effective, they are basically pesticides. It means they are not great for us, our pets or the planet. Using natural, organic products is a better solution. These natural home remedies can easily be made using ingredients found in your home. The best thing is that they are very effective against fleas while not being harmful to the humans, pets or the environment.

Herbal Remedies

There are many herbal remedies you can use to get rid of fleas. Some plants repel fleas so they are great to use in this situation. Among the most effective plants are: rosemary, lavender, fleabane, plants in the mint family (including catnip), eucalyptus, chamomile, tansy, cedar, citronella, and more. However, before you use any of them on your animal, make sure that your pet is not allergic to it. Check with your vet to make sure a specific plant is safe to use on your pet.

Flea Beetle

Some quick herbal remedy recipes to get rid of fleas:

  • Make a rosemary lavender tea and spray your pet with it. You may also apply the tea to their bedding.
  • Dry a bunch of fleabane and stuff your pet’s bed with it.
  • Use chamomile flowers or powder and scatter it around the house. Pay special attention to places where your pet spends most of the time, such as the place where your pet sleeps. Also, make sure to put some chamomile along the walls. This is where fleas tend to hide.
  • In case your pet spends a lot of time in your yard, consider planting some of the flea-repelling herbs. This will help preventing the problem.

These are some of the basic remedies you can use to help your pet (and your home) free from fleas. Again, before you use any herb or a remedy on your pet, it’s best to consult the vet to know it’s safe to use such a product on your animal.

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