Natural remedies for fleas are widely available and come in all types of pet sizes. They can be used to treat your pet from their hatching point, on up to adult flea control. The best part is you don’t have to make any drastic changes to their routine. You can start working with your pet today by making a few changes in their environment to prevent or lessen the chances of them getting fleas. Here are a few ideas for natural flea control you can begin implementing today.
There are a number of powders, liquids and sprays that are marketing to control and/or kill fleas. The majority of these powders, sprays and liquids are available at your local pet store. They can be convenient if you are looking for quick and easy flea control. Many of these powders and liquids will kill adult fleas but not flea eggs. This is the reason they typically only kill adult fleas but not puppies or kittens.
Sprays and powders are another great way to control and/or kill adult fleas on your dog. They come in a variety of strengths and will work with your pet. Be sure you follow the directions on the label. For more intense applications, some recommend a stronger concoction with stronger ingredients. They are great for treating both flea eggs and flea larva.
One easy way to get rid of these pests is vacuuming. Vacuuming will suck all the fleas and their eggs out of the carpet or your pet’s bedding. If you notice an infestation, it’s time to vacuum as soon as possible. Leaving the vacuum running while you do this will draw out the fleas and eggs even longer.
Another thing you can do to help control your dog’s fleas this year is applying apple cider vinegar. To do this, mix one tablespoon of acv with enough warm water to saturate the dog’s fur. The next day, give your dog a good brushing to remove the dead fleas and their residue. Vinegar is also an effective insecticide and excellent for controlling caterpillars. Just remember to dilute with warm water first.
Finally, dogs can be exposed to fleas through other pets in the household. For example, if your cat has fleas, there is a good chance that your dog will as well. The most common way to get these parasites in cats is through their interaction with other animals and humans. The parasites then get transferred back into the pets. Preventative measures such as these are a great way to keep your pet and home free from fleas this flea season.