5 Natural Solutions To Get Rid Of Fleas In Your House

If you have pets, 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: you don’t have to buy those flea products anymore, because these methods are chemical-free. I always choose the safest option so I can guarantee these methods will work like a charm. 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

That’s right, boric acid is great and will help you tremendously. You need to spread boric acid over your carpets, under and on top of the furniture. That’s how you make sure the fleas in your house will be gone. It will take a while to exterminate all of them, but within days you’ll see 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 won’t ruin your furniture or carpets.

The last thing you need to do after applying this ingredient is vacuuming it after a week. You will need to continue the vacuuming to make sure you get rid of any flea eggs left alive.

2. Natural flea collar

A favorite 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. Get rid of that chemical flea collar you use for your pets and make your own natural version.

First, buy a inexpensive pet collar (nylon or cotton). Next, simply pour the following mixtures over the collar and let it dry.

For cats, use 1 teaspoon of unflavored vodka with 1 drop of geranium or cedarwood essential oil. For dogs, 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! This is the natural version of flea collar that will remove fleas in your house. To keep it effective, refresh the collar weekly.

3. Apple cider vinegar

I also find apple cider vinegar to be quite effective.

Mix half part apple cider vinegar with half part water and spray it on your pet’s fur. It works the same way as the flea collars. However, if your pet can’t tolerate this spray, use flea comb soaked in this vinegar and water mix. Simply comb the pet fur – it 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 dissatisfied about the taste but they will get used to it and it will work wonders.

4. Lemon spray repellent

Cut a lemon into quarters, cover it with boiling water and let it soak overnight. It makes for a great tea but it is even more effective as a flea spray. In the morning, spray the mixture on your pet. Make sure it doesn’t reach the eyes, but you need to spray more behind the ears, around the tail, and on the paws. That’s where fleas are hiding.

If 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: never use citrus essential oil because it might be dangerous to your pet. Always use fresh citrus.

5. Eucalyptus

As a last alternative, put eucalyptus leaves in open jars and place them around your house, especially in areas you’ve spotted fleas before.

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