How to Get rid of fleas from 13 ways naturally

Flea comb usage

A flea comb is the easiest and most effective way of getting rid of fleas. It keeps your pet well groomed, healthy and happy (as it gets all that attention). Buy a good quality product that combs all fleas out of all sizes, including eggs and larvae. Most eggs and larvae do not reside on the pet but in case they do, you don’t want to leave them out. Before using a flea comb with narrow teeth, make sure the fur on your dog is not tangled to avoid pain when you comb it. I use this comb on my two dogs.

Shampoo enhancement of dog

While there are many flea specific shampoos on the market, you can also turn ordinary dog shampoo into a flea shampoo at home. Add half a cup of any good dog shampoo to half a cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice and two cups of water. Pour this mixture in a bottle and use it to bathe your pet every week. For larger breeds, increase the quantities in proportion. After you bathe your pet, do not let your pet run around in grassy trails or lawns where fleas reside.

Apple Cider usage

Add one teaspoon full of fermented apple cider vinegar to a quarter liter of water and let your dog drink this throughout the day. The apple cider vinegar keeps the skin of the dogs slightly acidic which naturally repels fleas and even ticks for that matter. While it is a good idea to keep your pet’s coat slightly acidic, do not directly apply the ACV to the skin since it irritates broken skin. Consult your vet as to how much ACV your pet might safely ingest based on its body weight.

Wash bedding

Wash all bedding designated for your pet and also any other fabric your pet is likely to lie upon. You will be surprised how easily you can get rid of the fleas, eggs and larvae when you wash with a strong detergent. Drying is effective too when it comes to killing eggs, larvae and adult fleas. If the fabric can be put in a dryer, you should dry it in the electric dryer on maximum heat for best results.

Olive Oil usage

Generally speaking, natural oils can prove to be effective in killing fleas as it kills them and avoid their propagation. Among other choices, one of the most popular would be olive oil as it is a common item in many household kitchens. Simply rub the oil on your pet starting from the face going to the back. This is recommended in order to avoid having the fleas get in contact with the eyes. Leave it for at for at least four hours and rinse thoroughly afterward.

Citrus usage

If you have a dog and you often eat lemon, oranges, or grapefruits, you can consider the citrus peels as natural way of removing fleas. Have the peels simmer in a pan filled with water for about 15 minutes. This will allow you to create citrus oil. Allow it to cool down and pour it on your dog while making sure of even distribution to cover all areas.

Eucalyptus usage

There are many brands of natural dog shampoos containing eucalyptus and you can easily make one on your own at home. One thing that you can do is to simply mix constarch with dried eucalyptus leaves. You can also consider a combination of water, soap, and eucalyptus oil. Another possible option would be using a folded cloth with few drops of eucalyptus oil as a dog collar.

White vinegar usage

The white vinegar that you have in the kitchen can prove to be useful not just for adding robust flavor when cooking but also in treating fleas in dogs. Look for any spray bottle and have it filled with one part vinegar and three parts water. You can consider adding a drop of any essential oil that is available. Spray it lightly on your dogs or in areas where your dogs frequently stay, such as in the couch.

Boric Acid usage

Use boric acid powder to dust areas that are not exposed to sunlight and areas where the humidity is higher than 50 percent. Make sure your dog doesn’t lick off the boric acid powder as some dogs don’t tolerate it. After a couple of days, all the eggs will dry out and get neutralized. The larvae will also suffocate to death. After this, all you need to do is vacuum away the debris and the boric acid powder.

Salt Usage

Salt is another kitchen staple that serves more than just a flavoring for food. To use it in the treatment of fleas in dogs. This will be applied not directly on the dog, but on the areas where flea eggs are, such as in your furniture. Simply have it sprinkled with rock salt, leave it for a couple of days, and vacuum afterwards. One general rule would be using finer salt as it can prove to be more effective.

Flea collar usage

Use two drops of lavender oil or tea tree oil in one teaspoon of water and apply the solution all over your dog’s collar or sprinkle the solution on a kerchief and tie it around your dog’s neck. This will keep the fleas at bay.

Banana Usage

While this one may seem an odd idea, banana peels will actually work in order to help you control fleas. Simply put banana peels in the floor or in your furniture. Many say that it is the potassium in it that kills fleas. Make sure to put the banana peel in an area that is hidden to avoid the possibility of having them eaten by your pets.

Brewer’s yeast usage

To use this natural flea prevention technique, just mix brewer’s yeast tablet on the food eaten by your dog. Like in the case of apple cider vinegar, this will be excreted in the pores of your dogs and yeast can be prevented. Do not forget to ask your veterinarian about the dosage that is best, which will basically depend on the size of your dog.