Finding those pesky little buggers called fleas on your dog is something we all dread. Today, Jindo Project wants to share some great natural remedies to get rid of fleas. You will be surprised at how easy it can be. The ingredients and methods we suggest will not be harmful to your pets or your family and you can use it safely.
Use a flea comb – The first thing you can do is comb your dog’s fur to get rid of any fleas that they are carrying. A flea comb will get rid of those that are clinging. You want to buy a comb that is good quality and that will get rid of fleas, eggs and larvae. Always take care when combing your dog’s fur so you don’t pull his her.
Make your own flea collar – It is quite simple to make your own homemade flea collar. There are different options. One option is to mix 1 teaspoon unflavoured vodka with 1 drop rosemary essential oil, 1 drop thyme essential oil and garlic oil. Another option is the vodka with eucalyptus, cedarwood, and lemongrass essential oil. Pour these mixtures over your dog’s collar and let it dry. You will have to repeat this process weekly to ensure that the collar remains effective.
Use baking soda or Borax – Sprinkle baking soda or Borax on your carpets and work it into the carpet with a broom. Allow it to stand for a bit and keep your pets away as they may lick it and get sick. After you have left it for a while, thoroughly vacuum the carpets to get rid of all the dead eggs, fleas, and larvae as well as the baking soda or Borax. These powders smother the fleas and it is a good way to clean your home and keep fleas away from your dogs.
Lemon Spray – Citrus also helps to repel fleas. Make a flea repellent by cutting a lemon into quarters and covering it with boiling water. Let it steep overnight and put in a spray bottle in the morning. Spray your dog with this and be careful around the eye area. Try to spray areas like the ears, around the tail, and under the legs as well. Alternatively, you can just rub the juice of a lemon on the dog’s fur if they don’t like the spray.
Eucalyptus – Eucalyptus has a strong smell and can be useful in keeping fleas out of your home. Leave some jars or stems all around the house, especially in the rooms where your dog spends a lot of time. It is said that the eucalyptus will repel the fleas.
Try out these 5 natural ways to get rid of fleas without placing your dog in harm’s way. We hope this has been helpful. You can also find natural remedies for treating ear infections here.