If you have a cat or dog, you might be quite familiar with fleas in your house. I know it can get embarrassing after a while as it is becoming harder and harder to get rid of these little insects. However, there are several methods you can use to get rid of fleas in your house once and for all! Who doesn’t want that? And the best part is, you don’t have to buy those flea products anymore so these methods are chemical-free. I always chose the safest option so I can guarantee these will work amazingly. Thus, get rid of your flea infestation by checking out these ingredients! Keep reading, you will exterminate the fleas in your house in no time.
Here there are, the natural ingredients you need to get rid of fleas in your house:
1. Boric acid to the rescue
That’s right, boric acid is great and will help you tremendously. You need to spread the boric acid over your carpets, under your furniture, and on your furniture. That’s how you make sure the fleas in your house will be gone. It will take a while to exterminate them all, but within days you’ll notice the difference.
As you can imagine, this is the best option because it is not toxic and it won’t leave any chemical residues either. So don’t worry you will ruin your furniture or carpets like store-bought chemical sprays do.
The last thing you need to do after applying this ingredient all over is to vacuum it after a week. You also will need to follow up with the vacuuming to make sure you get rid of any flea debris or rogue eggs.
2. Natural flea collars
Another favorite natural method of mine is making a natural flea collar. Yes, you don’t need to buy those, you can actually make them as a fun DIY project. Thus, get rid of that chemical flea collar you use for your pets and make your own natural version.
First off, you will need to buy any inexpensive nylon or cotton pet collar. Then, you simply need to pour the following mixtures over the flat collar and let it dry.
Hence, for your cats, you will need to use 1 teaspoon of unflavored vodka with 1 drop of geranium or cedarwood essential oil. Furthermore, for your dogs, you should use 1 teaspoon of unflavored vodka with 1 drop of eucalyptus essential oil, 1 drop thyme oil, and 1 drop lemongrass essential oil.
That’s all there is to a natural version flea collar to get rid of fleas in your house. To keep it effective, all you have to do is refresh the collar weekly.
3. Apple cider vinegar
I also find apple cider vinegar to be quite effective. It will help with any flea infestation especially if you apply it applied topically and if you give it orally to your pets.
I would suggest mixing up a solution of unfiltered apple cider vinegar with half water and spritzing your pet’s coat. It makes for a great natural DIY spray you can apply on your pets to get rid of fleas in your house. It works the same way as the natural flea collars. However, if your pets can’t tolerate this spray, I would recommend using a flea comb while dipping it repeatedly in the vinegar and water solution. Then, simply comb your pets’ fur, they will love it.
You could also add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to your pet’s drinking water. This is a great method to get rid of fleas from inside out. They might be picky about the taste but they will get used to it and it will work.
4. Lemon spray repellent
As another flea-repellent spray, you could try a lemon spray. Start by cutting a lemon into quarters, covering with boiling water, and letting it steep overnight. It makes for a great tea but it is even more effective as a flea spray. Thus, when the morning comes, spray the mixture on your pet. Make sure you don’t get it in his eyes, but you seriously need to spray more behind his ears, around the base of his tail, and under his legs. That’s where more fleas are hiding.
If it gets too hard because your pet doesn’t tolerate the spray, you could also rub the juice from a freshly squeezed lemon on its fur. Also, keep in mind to never use citrus essential oil because it might be dangerous to your pet. So always use fresh citrus.
As a last alternative, you can use some open jars of eucalyptus leaves and place them around your house, especially in rooms where you know there are more fleas.