Control Fleas Naturally !

By BobJ Apr7,2024
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If you’re looking for natural remedies to keep those pesky fleas at bay, here are some safe and effective strategies:

  1. Vacuum and Clean Regularly:
    • Vacuum: Daily vacuuming helps remove flea eggs, larvae, and adults from your floors, upholstery, and bedding.
    • Wash Bedding: Launder your pet’s bedding, your own sheets, and blankets in hot water weekly.
  2. Steam Cleaning:
    • Steam clean your carpets and upholstered furniture. It kills adult fleas and larvae.
    • Remember that some eggs may survive, so continue vacuuming daily.
  3. Beneficial Nematodes:
    • These microscopic worms are natural predators of fleas. Spread them in your yard during early spring.
    • They’ll feast on flea larvae in the soil, reducing the flea population.
  4. Diatomaceous Earth (DE):
    • Sprinkle food-grade DE in your yard and around your home.
    • DE is a fine powder that damages the exoskeleton of fleas, causing dehydration and death.
  5. Citrus Spray:
    • Create a homemade citrus spray by boiling sliced lemons in water.
    • Let it cool, strain it, and transfer it to a spray bottle. Spritz your pet’s coat to repel fleas.
  6. Herbs and Essential Oils:
    • Catnip, rosemary, sage, and yarrow have flea-repelling properties.
    • Mix essential oils (such as lavender or cedarwood) with water and spray on your pet’s bedding.

Remember, consistency is key! Combine these natural methods with regular grooming and vigilance to keep your home and pets flea-free. 🐾

Sources:

  1. Natural Flea Repellents for Cats – The Spruce Pets
  2. How to Get Rid of Fleas Naturally: 14 Safe Solutions – wikiHow
  3. Control Fleas Naturally – The Free Range Life

By BobJ

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