Fleas, cockroaches, and all other bugs and insects can be real pain in your house and getting rid of them is painful, irritating and bothersome. For those who do not like chemicals and toxins, getting rid of fleas can sometimes be even harder than usual. There are several natural ways how to get rid of fleas, and all of them are as effective as they come. Some of them, however, can always pose risk, especially for your pets and little children. Therefore, use them with caution.
Home Remedies for Getting rid of Fleas
Some people prefer the chemical products for getting rid of fleas of their pets, others prefer not to use chemicals on their beloved dogs and cats. For the latter, home remedies are the way to go, and we’ve got several for you.
The easiest and simplest way to catch fleas is by placing a trap within your home. While washing your pet will get the fleas out of his body, a trap will get the fleas completely out of your house. You’ll need:
– tea candles
– warm water
– dish washing liquid
– bowls or dinner plates
How to do it:
Place either a dinner plate or a bowl in each of the rooms in your house. The best position is the middle of the room. Fill the bowls with warm water, and then add the dishwashing liquid to the mixture. Don’t be cheap on the liquid. Place a candle in the middle of the bowl/plate.
For those using a bowl, you can place the candle near the bowl. Light up the candles, and go to bed. Fleas are attracted to light, and as they jump towards the candles, they will get stuck in the liquid soap. In the morning, dispose the traps. Just make sure to be cautious during the night so your house doesn’t get on fire. If you are afraid to use candles, use night light for the trap.
A herbal spray is a nice home remedy for getting rid of fleas, and you do not need many ingredients. And the best part is, herbal sprays are safe for your pets, unlike chemicals. The ingredients include:
– 4 liters of vinegar
– 2 liters of water
– 500ml lemon juice
– 250ml witch hazel
– fresh vacuum bag
– garden sprayer that can hold at least 6 liters
How to do it:
Collect all your carpets, rugs, and beddings that cannot be vacuumed, and wash them in the washer at hottest setting. Vacuum your house properly, vacuuming corners, cervices and upholstery.
Once you are done with vacuuming, mix the vinegar, lemon juice, witch hazel and water. Spray your furniture, carpets, window sills, floors, pet beddings and every corner of the house. You can spray for 2 to 5 days, depending on flea infestation.
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