How To Rid Your Home Of Fleas Naturally

Finding out you have fleas in your home is no fun at all. Fear not, we have some natural remedies that really work!

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If you have pets in your home, the chances are that you may have fleas. Adult fleas are capable of laying a huge amount of eggs and they could be hiding inside and out of your property.

The good news is that there are a number of ways to get rid of fleas in your home naturally. We’ve rounded up some easy and effective ways that really do work.

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Where Fleas Live

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Did you know that around 95% of the Fleas in your house are not on your Pet? That is one scary statistic. Flea Eggs can be found in your carpet, floorboards, bedding, and even in your garden soil.

In order to keep on top of these pests, you need to steam clean your carpets and floors regularly. You also must wash your bedding often. Keep on top of your garden with regular raking and removing organic debris from beds.

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Flea Pest Control Ideas

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It’s easier to keep on top of fleas than you realize.  Firstly, ensure that your pets are in top health. Fleas prey on weak victims.

The healthier your pets, the less likely the fleas will remain attached to them.

You should also get into the habit of washing your pet bedding twice a week and changing your vacuum bags regularly, even when not full.

Ensuring that your pets are well-groomed and clean will stop the spread of fleas. Be sure that your own bedding is washed often as well.

You can also use any of the suggested remedies in the above infographic. There are some excellent ideas including salt, herbs, flea collars, and combs.  You can also use flea sprays and traps. Using natural substances is always preferable and fleas hate lemon and rosemary.

You can put a cute little bandana on your dog and spray it with some rosemary, cedarwood oil, or peppermint oil which acts as an essential oil flea collar. You can also set up a flea trap, using a light and a bowl of water. If you attempt this, be sure to keep it away from your Dog.

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Home Remedies To Get Rid Of Fleas From Your Home

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Apple Cider Vinegar is a great way to keep fleas from pestering your pet. It won’t kill them off, but they hate the smell so it keeps them away, making it a great preventative measure. You can also use it to give your pet some instant relief if they have a lot of fleas on them.

Just mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water in a spray bottle, then spray it on your pet, avoiding their eyes, ears, and nose.

Liquid Dish Soap will help to kill fleas when you bathe your pet in it or use it around the home. For your pet, replace their regular shampoo with liquid dish soap in a warm bath. Let your pet soak for about 10 minutes, then rinse them off in a clean tub – the fleas will fall right off! Repeat this process every day for 1-2 weeks.

For your home, fill some shallow containers or bins with hot water and enough dish soap to make sudsy water. Place the bowls around your home in each room, along with a table light shining on it.
The fleas will be attracted to the warmth and jump in the water. They will not be able to escape as the dish soap creates a barrier that keeps them in.

How To Get Rid Of Fleas Video

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In the video featured above, Envirosafe Pest Management discusses a range of natural options for treating fleas. It’s an excellent presentation with very good suggestions. To watch, press play above ^

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