Natural Flea Remedies
I wanted to post some natural flea remedies. It only makes sense that we look for natural pet remedies if we are looking for natural home remedies for ourselves.
I will eventually post more pet home remedies, but I felt a good natural flea remedy was a great place to start.
Natural Flea Recipe
Ingredients Required: Eucalyptus Oil & Wintergreen Oil
This is the natural way of eliminating these unwanted fleas from your home and sleeping place of your pet. It has a natural aroma that is not harmful to Humans, Pets, or Children.
Use ¼ tsp. of Eucalyptus Oil in a 8-10 ounce spray pumper bottle. Fill with water. Put the pumper on a fine mist. Spray your house with the mist. Spray the carpet, furniture, car, pet’s beds everywhere. Fleas hate the aroma and run for the door.
Do this 3 times a week. It leaves a fine mist that dries almost instantly. Your home will have a very fresh scent. Spraying your pet is also a great idea. It doesn’t hurt them and it helps keep fleas away. Do this recipe all year, but especially do this routine in the summer months when fleas are at there peak. Vacuuming is also important for picking up eggs.
Eucalyptus Leaves are also great for placing around the base boards of your house. You can put them under the bed, behind my hutch, behind doors, under the couch. They have a mild scent that stays fresh for 6 months or longer. This along with the Eucalyptus Oil gives added protection. You can buy the leaves from a crafts store that has the flower arrangements for Flower Design, or if your near a Eucalyptus Tree just snip off some cuttings from the branches. You can also buy Eucalyptus leaves at Mountain Rose Herbs.
Use ¼ tsp of Wintergreen Oil in a 8-10 ounce spray pumper bottle. Fill with water. Put the pumper on a fine mist. Spray your house with the fine mist. Spray the carpet, furniture, etc. Basically do the same as above, but on this oil you do this recipe ONCE every 3 months. The easiest time to remember is the first of the month. This oil kills the eggs. Before they become hatched and become adults and lay more eggs. (Thanks to sthaven.com for their article)
Home made flea collar for dogs
Soak a natural fibre rope in mixture and let dry for several hours. Tie around pet's neck. DO NOT use on cats.
Getting fleas out of the carpet
Vacuum regularly, remembering to do areas like under beds, around skirting boards and window sills.
Sprinkle with borax and leave for 48 hours, then vacuum. Keep pets and children away during treatment.
To treat bites
Rub over with tea tree essential oil. Tea trea oil is one of the most popular first aid herbal remedies.