Got a flea problem? Once you actually see one flea, chances are that you have MANY more than that. Here are 16 home remedies for fleas to quickly and easily get rid of fleas naturally.
Fleas are a pet owner’s worst nightmare. They’re small, hard to see, and they come in droves.
But, the worst part about fleas is they can make your furbaby completely miserable. So what do you do when the tiny invaders attempt to overtake your home? Fight back, of course!
How to Get Rid of Fleas: Home Remedies for Fleas
What products should you use? Are there effective home remedies for fleas?
After reading this post, you’ll be able to get rid of fleas once and for all!
Note: We’re not vets or pet professionals, so if you have any concerns with these ideas to get rid of fleas naturally, talk with your vet first.
Home Remedies for Fleas on Cats | Everyday Roots
Natural flea repellents are a little trickier for cats than dogs since they are too sensitive for essential oils. Instead of trying essential oils on your feline, opt for natural lemon juice on a flea comb.
The lemon scent helps deter fleas, and the comb will help you remove any adult fleas on your kitty.
Natural Flea Powder | Primally Inspired
Make your own natural flea powder. It’s so amazing that it also repels ticks, ants, spiders, mosquitoes, flies, and other bugs – all that with using only all-natural ingredients. This is one of the best home remedies to get rid of fleas!
Homemade Flea Prevention Dog Treats | Health Starts in the Kitchen
Normally you think of flea prevention happening externally, but you can also work internally to prevent fleas. You’ll have no trouble getting your furry friend to eat these flea prevention dog treats.
They use only 2 simple ingredients: coconut oil and brewer’s yeast. Easy!
Use a Lamp | Budget 101
For a cheap but effective option, set up a lamp over a bowl of sudsy water overnight. (Make sure your pets can’t drink the sudsy water). The fleas will gravitate toward the light and be caught in the bowl and drown.
Note: This remedy will work in any home but seems to work best in homes without carpet.
Use a Dehumidifier
Fleas thrive in humid environments. If you have a dehumidifier, turn it on for a couple of days to remove some moisture from the air in the rooms where you’re having trouble with fleas.
Homemade Flea-Killing Upholstery Cleaner | First Home Love Life
As you know, if your pets have fleas, they’re likely on your furniture, too. Use this homemade upholstery cleaner made with borax, baking soda, and essential oils to get rid of fleas and dust mites on upholstery.
It works on mattresses, sofas, chairs, rugs, and dog beds too!
Flea Treatment Shampoo for Dogs | Homemaking
This is one of my favorite go-to Dawn dish soap hacks!
If you want to get rid of fleas naturally, make a dog scrub flea treatment shampoo out of Dawn dish detergent (the blue kind) and salt. The soap kills the adult fleas while the salt suffocates the eggs.
If you have a flea infestation and use this, you may see dead fleas falling off your dog in the bath.
Homemade Flea Repellent | Make:
Brew a natural flea repellent made of witch hazel, sliced lemons, and lavender. This treatment actually smells really good, and it’s easy to apply to your pet when you put it in a squirt bottle.
Use a spring of fresh lavender instead of essential oils, as essential oils are too strong for cats.
If you want to use this flea remedy on your cat, test it first. If your cat runs away, omit the lavender.
Vacuum and Salt | Introducing Tiffany’s Crochet Creations
A vacuum and salt work wonders when you have fleas hiding in your carpet. Salt dehydrates fleas so leave it on your carpet and your furniture overnight and then, vacuum it up.
Diatomaceous Earth | The Spruce Pet
Get rid of fleas in your home using food-grade diatomaceous earth!
DE is a fine powder made from the remains of ancient algae called diatoms and dries out fleas, killing them. When using DE for flea control, it must be applied dry (it won’t work wet).
Wear a protective mask to cover your mouth and nose when applying it. Simply vacuum up the powder when your flea problem is gone!
Lemon-Scented Dish Soap | Cuteness
Wash your cats (or dogs) with lemon-scented dish soap. The lemon scent helps deter fleas.
Nematodes | Well-Groomed Home
This may sound a little strange, but have you thought about applying nematodes to your yard? That’s right… roundworms. They’re natural parasites to fleas, and within a month, your yard should be rid of fleas for good.
Apple Cider Vinegar Drink For Dogs | Everyday Roots
Apple cider vinegar is a flea deterrent. You can make a drink for your dog to make ingestion simple and act as another internal flea deterrent.
Read the post for recommendations based on your dog’s weight.
Rub Coconut Oil Into Your Dog’s Fur | Wikihow
Rub coconut oil into your dog’s fur to kill fleas within just a few minutes. You may want to put a sweater on your dog to keep him from licking it, although it’s safe if he does.
DIY Flea Collar | Don’t Waste The Crumbs
Make a flea and tick collar yourself by soaking your dog’s cloth collar in a mixture of witch hazel, essential oils, and garlic oil. It’s one of the easiest and safest home remedies for fleas on dogs. (Do NOT use this treatment on cats. Purchase a flea collar instead.)
Landscaping For The Win
Consider adding some plants that naturally repel fleas to your landscaping. Lavender, mint, sage, and rosemary are all excellent choices.
Added bonus: Your yard will smell great, and you’ll have some fresh herbs to use when cooking!
How to Get Rid of Fleas Naturally – Final Thoughts
Fleas happen sometimes. It’s just a fact of life but, you can overcome them with these easy home remedies.
Relieve your pet’s misery from the inconvenient little pests with products you already have in your home and that are safe every family member (including the furry ones).
By using home remedies to rid your house of fleas, you will save yourself the hassles and toxic side effects of conventional, chemical-filled flea repellents!
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