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Best Home Remedies To Kill And Control Fleas

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Typically, fleas come into your home with your pets or visitor's pets, and so some of the suggestions below will be for flea elimination and/or control on animals.

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Top Remedies For Flea Elimination And Or Control

  1. Soap Water Bath and Combing.

    Strong Soap Water

    Bathe and comb pets regularly with mild soap water.  In addition, keep a glass of strong soapy water nearby.  When fleas are noticed on the comb, dip the comb in the glass with the soapy water.

  2. Citrus Oil Sponging For Dogs. 


    Citrus Oil Water

    Boil water. Cut slices of lemon, including the skin, into a bowl.  Pour boiling water over lemon slices.  Let the lemon slices sit in water overnight.  Use the citrus oil water created to sponge your dog with it.  It will kill the fleas.  Do NOT do this on cats. 

  3. Add brewer's yeast, garlic, and apple cider vinegar to your pet's food. 

    Do not use raw garlic for cat food.

  4. Cedar anything. 


    Red Cedar Woods

    1. About Cedar.

      Cedar (especially red type of Cedar wood) is a natural repellent of fleas and many other bugs.  Suggestions are cedar boards, cedar panels, cedar oil, cedar wood shavings, cedar hangers, and cedar shampoo.  Cedar wood should be available at your local lumber store or lumber yard.  Supermarket and clothing stores also sell Cedar hangers, and wood pieces. Depending on your location, you may even have a Cedar tree on or near your property.

    2. Where To Get Cedar Online At Discount.

      You can find list of providers and the best prices for cedar oil and cedar bug control at Shop Ads here.  IMPORTANT, once you are at the site, you will need to wait for the custom results to show and you will need to make sure any ad blockers you might have on your Internet browser (Firefox, IE, Chrome, Safari, etc.) are disabled for that site, otherwise the custom search results of providers will not show and all you end up seeing are general info search results.

  5. Use Diatomaceous Earth. 


    Diatomaceous Earth Powder

    1. What Is Diatomaceous Earth, and What It Does.

      This is a safe natural way to kill fleas and keep them from coming back for long term, and prevent their spread.  It is a light weight dust or powder.  It is safe to people and pets.  You can rub it directly on to your dog or cat and it will kill the fleas without harming your pets or others.  You can spread this around the house where a flea infestation is.    Insect death occurs within 48 hours.

      Diatomaceous Earth is a natural fossilized remains of diatoms (a type of hard-shelled algae). Diatom particles are very small and sharp and only harmful to the small insect exoskeletons.  The light dust of Diatomaceous Earth easily clings to the bodies of insects as they crawl over it or get exposed to it in other means.  The tiny diatom particles cut into the waxy coating of insects and as a result the insects dry out and die of dehydration.  Since the effects of Diatomaceous Earth is mechanical and not chemical, insects cannot become immune to its action.

    2. Where To Buy Diatomaceous Earth At Discount.

      You can find list of providers and the best prices for Diatomaceous Earth at Shop Ads here.  IMPORTANT, once you are at the site, you will need to wait for the custom results to show and you will need to make sure any ad blockers you might have on your Internet browser (Firefox, IE, Chrome, Safari, etc.) are disabled for that site, otherwise the custom search results of providers will not show and all you end up seeing are general info search results.

  6. Vacuum Carpet and Use Flea Powder. 


    Vacuuming

    After you vacuum your carpets that have fleas, put flea powder into the vacuum bag to kill the fleas, and put the bag outside in the garbage bin.
  7. Capture Fleas With Warm Light.

    Put shallow pan or shallow bowl of soapy water on floor.   Shine warm light on the water.  The fleas get drawn to the heat and jump into the warm light and land on the soapy water surface.   Because of the soapy water, the fleas will not be able to jump out.

  8. Plant Fleabane (specifically the Fleabane Daisy Erigeron kind) in a garden, or in pots.

  9. Beneficial Nematodes.


    Image of a Nematode

    1. About Nematodes And What They Do.

      You can purchase nematodes, which are super tiny (microscopic) worms that eat and cause death to fleas and other pests in the garden or on pets.  Beneficial Nematodes can be found naturally in the dirt throughout the world.  Essentially, these microscopic worms enter fleas and poison their blood, and the fleas die within approximately 48 hours.  The provider of the nematodes will have instructions for their usage.  Basically, it would involve mixing the powder from a bag with water (preferably not using chlorinated tab water) and spraying onto garden, the area of problem, and on pets.  Nematodes are sensitive to sun, and so they would be applied during very low sun periods of the day. 

    2. Where To Get Nematodes.

      You can purchase Nematodes by going here (click). WAIT at least 10 seconds for all the results to show, as that site provides a customized result and searches the world, and displays all the discounts and offers for their purchase, and this takes time.  Wait for the colored results to show (light pink or orange background depending on your screen color settings).  If you do not see a colored background (non-white) results, then refresh/reload the page.  You can save the link there to come back to the same search or any other keywords you look for.

  10. Vitamin B-Complex.


    1. About Vitamin B For Pets.

      Since pets are typically the source of flea introduction to a home, you can give your pets (such as dogs and cats) vitamin B-Complex, often called Flea Treats.  This does not work on all kinds of fleas and results begin showing from 10 to 30 days after consumption.  You can simply mix the vitamin B with their food, or buy pet treats or food that includes it.

    2. Where To Get Vitamin B For Pets

      You can purchase Vitamin B-Complex or treats that contain it by going here (click). WAIT at least 10 seconds for all the results to show, as that site provides a customized result and searches the world, and displays all the discounts and offers for their purchase, and this takes time.  Wait for the colored results to show (light pink or orange background depending on your screen color settings).  If you do not see a colored background (non-white) results, then refresh/reload the page.  You can save the link there to come back to the same search or any other keywords you look for

  11. Baking Soda and Salt.


    Baking Soda + Salt

    Just as described on the Cockroaches article, baking soda can be used kill the fleas.  However, for fleas, the baking soda is used as a spread throughout the whole house and on anything and anywhere that may have fleas.  The cause of the flea death is most likely similar to what happens to cockroaches.  The soda attaches to their body and when the fleas groom, they consume the soda and the soda mixes with either water or their stomach fluids (such as stomach acid), and generates gas.  The gas builds up and their internal organs burst and kills them from inside.  I rather not think about it.  It can take a day to a week to work depending on how dense your spread of soda is.  The salt absorbs surrounding moisture, and along with the soda helps to cause extreme dehydration to the fleas.  A couple minor issues may exist for some on this method.  If you want to cover all the rooms of the home, this will require a lot of baking soda and a lot of salt;  many pounds or gallons of each.  You may need to repeat this process in a few months, and even after vacuuming do it again in 3 days to kill any newly hatched fleas (take 3 to 4 days to hatch).

    Steps


    1. Temporarily remove pets from area of treatment.
      If you got any pets that have wounds or flea bites already, then you most likely will want to remove them temporarily from the environment treated with the baking soda and salt, since those ingredients would sting or cause the animals irritation or minor pain if they get exposed to the animals wounds.

    2. Get fresh baking soda or test it.
      Your baking soda needs to be an "active" ingredient.  If it is freshly gotten baking soda, you most likely are fine.   You can test it by taking a tiny sample (a few pinches), and put a drop of vinegar on it.  There should be an instant chemical reaction of bubbling/fizzing, and that indicates that you got baking soda useful for this purpose.

    3. Spread even amounts of Baking Soda and Salt everywhere.
      You can either mix the salt and baking soda evenly, or you can spread each separately onto the carpets, floors, beds, corners, cracks, sofas, etc. Use a shaker or spreader of some kind to help you spread the ingredients.  You do NOT want to miss anywhere where fleas can remain safe and reproduce, otherwise they will spread again and your flea problem won't go away.  You want to make sure you spread the mixture on to all surfaces and locations that could have fleas.  Know that fleas do not like sun exposure.

    4. Let the mixture stay overnight at the very least.
      Leave the mixture of baking soda and salt overnight or longer.  If you got enough of the mixture and the time, then you can spread a fresh coat of the mixture after you vacuum the old spread.

    5. Vacuum mixture and dead fleas.
      The next day, and preferably in 2 or 3 days, vacuum the baking soda and salt mixture from everywhere and seal the vacuum bag and throw it away.  To help ensure death of any newly hatched fleas after vacuuming, you can repeat the mixture spread and vacuuming in 3 days.  If you see any signs of flees, repeat the process.  Maybe repeat in a few months.

Purchasing Baking Soda and Salt Online.

You may need to purchase large quantities of baking soda and salt, and the site of Shop Ads will display all the current best discount ads.  NOTE, when you go to Shop Ads, you will need to wait up to 10 seconds for all the results to show.  It takes time to search the Internet for all the ads and show them in a clean organized manner.  You want the ad results that show with a pinkish or orange background color.  If you do not see results with a colored background, then reload or refresh the Shop Ads page or enter the keywords of what you are searching for.

Baking Soda: You should be able to see a list of advertisements for baking soda here
Bulk Baking Soda: This link should display discounts and ads for bulk quantity of baking soda. 
Bulk Salt: This link should display discounts and ads for bulk quantity of salt.

 

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