Homemade Flea Control
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This recipe for homemade dog biscuits is easy to make and the pups love
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The advantages of using homemade flea control methods far outweigh the
chemical substitute when trying to rid your pets and home of fleas.
These are natural flea control recipes that work.
Go outside or in the garage and use a fine tooth flea comb (Wal-Mart has
them), to get rid of any additional live fleas and eggs.
It's good to do this over newspaper so you can roll it up and burn it.
Fleas are not prejudiced, they like anything warm and moist.
If you want something that leaves your dog's coat shiny at the end, try this recipe.
STEPS FOR HOMEMADE FLEA CONTROL IN YOUR HOME
Bathe your pet with homemade flea shampoo and leave it on as long as you can; approximately 5 minutes or so.
HOMEMADE FLEA SHAMPOO RECIPE
Mix a cup each of the following:
Apple Cider Vinegar
Dye-free Unscented Dish Soap
Pour the mixture into bottles and use in the same way you would use the
Dawn soap. Make sure you leave the suds on for five minutes before
rinsing to ensure the fleas have ample time to suffocate.
If you want to repel fleas, ticks and mosquitoes, add a few drops
of lavender oil to the shampoo mixture. Lemon oil and peppermint are
HOMEMADE FLEA SHAMPOO THAT RELIEVES ITCHING
1/2 cup dye-free unscented dish soap
1 TBS oatmeal
1 TBS aloe vera juice
1 TBS lemon or orange oil
1 TBS lavender oil
2 vitamin E caps, dissolved in 1 cup hot water
Mix all ingredients until everything is dissolved. Pour into clean bottles.
When washing your dog, allow the suds to sit for at least five minutes
before rinsing. The citrus and lavender oils will repel fleas for days
following the bath.
Roll up your pet's bedding and take it outside to shake. Then wash in
the hottest water that fabric can stand without ruining it. Vacuum this
area thoroughly to get all fleas and eggs.
Another homemade flea control tip: If you do not live in a humid
area, sprinkle salt in the carpet to stop the flea cycle. It dries out
everything and fleas will die. If you live in a humid area, the salt
may damage your carpet.
To control the fleas in your back yard, you can purchase a
beneficial nematode which you simply spray on the ground. This is
usually available for purchase at your garden store or online.
These tiny parasitic worms feed on and destroy flea larvae
(yeah!). Spray only in shady areas and reapply if further infestation
If you don't want to subject your pets to harsh chemicals, a natural
homemade dog flea shampoo will help prevent and treat fleas on your dog
and in your home.
Many people swear that 1 teaspoon of brewer's yeast will keep fleas away. I use it to make homemade dog treats,
and it's good for them too - rich in B vitamins. I found tablets at
Wal-Mart for $7.88 - just crush them to make the dog treats.
Here's another option. Before you bathe your pet, bring a pot of water
to a boil and add 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary to the boiling water.
Take off the heat and let cool.
It's bath time. After scrubbing him down, have him sit down in the
water for a good 10 to 15 minutes if you can. This will drown the fleas
that were underwater. Rinse your dog well and your final rinse should
be with the cooled rosemary water.
Homemade flea control doesn't have to be difficult. By taking
preventative measures, you ensure the happiness and well-being of both
your family and pets.
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