If you’re a pet owner, you know how difficult it can be to have a flea infestation. Fleas can cause a great deal of irritation for both pets and their owners. Some of the most common symptoms of fleas on pets include itchiness, red patches of skin, excessive licking, excessive scratching, areas of hair loss, and irritation. For pet owners, many people often experience itching and irritation.
Fortunately, there are many different natural flea deterrents and DIY flea spray recipes that you can use to help get rid of fleas naturally:
1. Dish soap
Dawn dish soap is one of the best ways to help prevent fleas and trap fleas in your home if you think you have an infestation of fleas. One of the best things you can do is to create a light trap to trap fleas. To do this you need to add dawn dish soap to a bowl of water and set up a lamp above the mixture to help attract fleas to the light. When they go to the light they will fall in the bowl of water and get trapped. Another way to help get rid of fleas on your pet is to give them a bath with gentle Dawn dish soap and warm water. You can also ask your veterinarian about other types of dish soap you can use that are safe for your pet.
2. Baking soda
Baking soda makes it an ideal treatment option for killing fleas and even flea eggs. If you have fleas you can spread baking soda all over the carpers and infected areas. You should let the baking soda sit for about 12 to 24 hours to kill all fleas. After this time you should vacuum the carpets and areas. Then you should dispose of the bag outside and repeat this process in a few more days. This can help ensure you get all the fleas.
3. DIY lemon flea spray
If you are trying to get rid of fleas you can create your own lemon flea spray. To make this spray you can add a slice of lemon to a pint of water and let it boil. Pour this mixture into a spray bottle and let it sit for about 12 hours. This citrus solution can then be sprayed all over your home and infected areas to help kill and get rid of fleas.
4. Diatomaceous earth
This product is a great way to help kill fleas in your home. You can pour this material all over the carpets and infected areas of your home. The ingredients inside of this material help dry up fleas and kill them, as well as their eggs. Once you place this material all over the infected areas you can vacuum up the material and repeat it if necessary.
5. Flea repelling plants
While flea repelling plants will not kill and get rid of fleas they can help repel fleas and prevent fleas from ever entering your home. Some of the best plants you can use to repel fleas include rosemary, lavender, fleawort, and citronella. If you are able to plant these plants around your home they can keep fleas away from your home. You can also use these plants inside your home for added protection. If you have previously had fleas you can make a solution of water and the plant and spray the solution around your home. This can act as a preventive measure and also keep your home smelling fresh and clean.