One of the things that bother those who have pets most are the problem of fleas. Fleas are surely among the tiniest of insects, but they raise hell nonetheless. They can make your pet go crazy chasing his tail to get rid of the damn pests. What is even more annoying is that they, like lice, have a habit of recurring. This usually happens because fleas’ eggs are so light so they can fly and stick to anything around such as the covers, the rugs, the furniture…etc. However, we will offer you some natural solutions to get rid of fleas once and for all.
1- Combing with a flea comb. If you intend to bathe your pet to get rid of fleas, it is recommended that you comb him with a flea comb before and after bathing. Wipe the comb on a paper towel and burn it afterwards and boil the comb as well. You can also wet the flea comb with a little bet of vinegar to help in diluting the glue the eggs use to stick to your pet’s hair.
2- One of the easiest and most affordable solutions for ridding your pet of fleas is using dishwashing soap. Bathe your pet two times in a row to make sure the fleas are done with.
3- Use kieselgur. Kieselgur, also known as diatomite or diatomaceous earth is a naturally occurring, soft, siliceous sedimentary rock and it looks like powdered chalk. You can sprinkle a bit of it on your pet’s fur and comb it through it. Also, sprinkle a bit of it around your place. Diatomite suffocates fleas but is harmless to humans and pets..
4- Although lemon is not that effective in getting rid of fleas, it can surely repel them with regular use. Fill a spray bottle with a 1:3 lemon juice to water solution and spray your pet with it few times a day to keep fleas off.
5- Most pet owners know this tip but I’ll mention it in case you don’t. Dawn detergent. Bath your pet using this detergent and make a solution of it and spray it on your pet’s bed and around your house.
6- Boric acid is another wonderful material that is harmless to pets but fatal to fleas. Try this trick to kill fleas with boric acid: sprinkle a bit of boric acid on your carpet, and sweep it lightly to make sure it gets to the bottom of your carpet and won’t stay on the surface.