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Natural Flea Products: Do They Work?

Savanna has three furbabies and enjoys sharing helpful tips along with her experiences as a dog mom.

The answer is yes! Natural flea products and remedies do work. Keep in mind like with any flea treatment, you should also treat your home and outdoor areas.



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Flea season

Flea season is upon us and we all know finding a flea treatment that works for you and your pet can be a difficult task. Let's take a look at some natural home remedies and natural flea products that are available on the market today

Types of Natural Flea Products

There are many natural ways to kill fleas in your home and on your pets. Keep in mind some work for dogs and cats while others may only work for dogs.

Make Home Remedies

Create a natural flea spray with apple cider vinegar fleas dislike the taste and smell. Add equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water to a spray bottle, and spray your pet's coat and underbelly to rid of fleas. Keep away from your pet's eyes.


Essential oils are a great flea repellant and killer. These essential oils are safe to use on your pet. Citronella, tea tree, peppermint, and eucalyptus.

Mix 10-20 drops of one of these into a water-filled spray bottle. Spray your pet and watch the fleas disappear.


Mix up a lemon dip for your flea comb with equal parts lemon juice and water. Make sure to dip the comb before each comb through.



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Flea Fact

Your pet can be allergic to flea bites. Some pets develop an allergy to flea salvia which makes the bite even itchier and harder to ignore.

Natural Flea Products


We talked about making your own flea spray but you can also buy premade flea sprays that work great too. Along with other natural products like shampoos, collars, and more.

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Wondercide

Offers a natural flea spray that you can use to spray your pets, pet beds, and carpet. It is even safe to use on yourself as a natural mosquito repellant. They also have a variety of flea and tick products, including yard spray, flea collars, shampoos, and more. Repels and kills flea, ticks, and mosquitos. Plant powered with essential oils they are safe products for your pet.

NaturalCare

Have natural flea sprays, powders, shampoos, and collars. They use the power of essential oils in their flea spray. They kill and repel fleas, ticks, and mosquitos. I have personally used this product as directed on carpet and furniture. It really makes a difference if you are dealing with a flea infestation.

Vet's Best

Also, have a plant-powered flea spray available. Along with waterless shampoos, yard spray and gentle sprays to be sprayed onto your pets. It kills and repels fleas ticks and mosquitos.



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Flea Tip

Washing your bedding and your pet's bedding when dealing with fleas is a key step in the process.

So gather up those blankets and get to washing!

Keep Fleas Away

As I mentioned before using a natural product is only one step in keeping fleas away. Here are some steps to take to aid you.


Bathing

Bathing your pet a bath can give them some temporary relief while you work on the other steps. Use a natural flea shampoo or dawn dish soap to kill fleas that are on your pet during this bath.

Vacuuming your home

You may already vacuum regularly but when dealing with fleas. Try to vacuum daily until you see a difference in the flea problem.

Wash your bedding

Wash any blankets, sheets, and other items your pet lay on. They may have fleas on them and the soapy water will do its thing!

Treat your home

Treating the flea problem in your home is an essential part of this process, whether you use a natural or chemical product make sure to follow the directions of the product carefully to ensure the safety of yourself and your pets.

Treat your yard

If you have an outdoor area where your pet spends time, make sure to control the flea problem there as well. Make sure to apply the product as directed.

Treat your pet

Apply the chosen product to your pet, you can choose when to do this during your process. I usually do this part after bathing my pets and after they have dried. Depending on some products you may be directed to wait longer.




Conclusion

Keeping fleas away is no easy task. But taking a chance on natural flea products is a good one. They are better for your pet, you, and the environment.

From my experience, natural flea products and remedies do work with the extra help of extra cleaning and treating my home and yard.


This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Savanna H

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