Pet owners know that fleas can become a problem from time to time. Fortunately, there are ways to safely and naturally get rid of fleas. Natural remedies are best for the pets and for the home environment. Plus, they can be more economical. The following natural remedies have been proven to rid pets of fleas.
Lemons, grapefruits, limes and orange peels can be very effective. Simmer the peels in a pot or pan for about fifteen to twenty minutes. The heated peelings will create citrus oil that will kill fleas. For best results, let the peelings cool completely and rub it evenly on the pet’s coat.
Another great natural remedy is white vinegar. Put one part vinegar and three parts water in a clean spray bottle. A drop of essential oil can be added as well. Spray it lightly on the pet and comb the mixture into the pet’s fur with a flea comb. Make sure to avoid the pet’s eyes.
A rosemary bath will also help kill fleas and will help soothe the dog’s itchy skin. Add fresh chopped rosemary leaves to water and bring to a boil. Allow the mixture to come to a boil and then let it cool for about thirty minutes. Wash the pet with the normal shampoo and add the rosemary mixture to the rinse water. The will give the dog a great smell and will get rid of fleas. It is not recommended to use this method on cats, use the method on this website instead or the flea treatment for cats guide.
Natural oils can be very effective when it comes to killing fleas. Olive oil is one of the most popular oils in the home and it will do the job. Rub olive oil on the pet and leave it on for about four hours and then rinse thoroughly. Be sure not to get the olive oil in pet’s eyes.
These are natural and effective ways to get rid of fleas. Plus, they are safe to use and will not harm pets or the environment in the home. In addition, these remedies are very inexpensive to make.