If you are an animal lover and have pets at home then fleas must be your biggest enemy. Don’t be mistaken thinking fleas can only bite your beloved pets, they can bite you as well. And not only that flea lays their egg in your expensive furniture, carpet, or anywhere they can reach. You will surprise to know that flea can jump 295 across and 160 feet high.
Flea's main goal to bite your pets this is even more irritating to see your lovely pets troubling from these little pests. Flea bites are not as painful as a wasp or some other insects but itchiness and swelling will occur around the bitten area.
Chemical Free Flea Remedies
1. Essential Oil
Some essential oil like Citronella, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, and Tea Tree oil makes great repellent against flea problem. It is recommended that not to use any kind of essential directly dilute few drops of essential oil in water and spray them directly on your pest it will keep fleas away from your pest.
2. Lemon Bath
The lemon bath is an absolute way to treat fleas’ problems and keeping your pets smelling fresh. Dilute half cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice into two cups of water and then add regular shampoo which you use for your pet and giving bath to your loved pets by this solution is considered a good flea treatment.
3. Neem oil and Coconut oil
Is there anything that coconut oil or neem oil can’t do. Neem oil is known as a natural insect repellent for a long. You can use neem oil by mixing it I your dogs' shampoo or also can use it by diluting it well to water and making your spray. Whereas you can apply coconut oil to your pet's skin which will repel fleas.
4. Herbal flea spray
Nothing works better than an herbal solution when you searching for a chemical-free solution. This remedy will be non-toxic as well as can be made by the products which are available nearby.
To make herbal spray mix 4 liters of vinegar or apple cider vinegar, 2 liter of water, 500 ml of lemon juice, 250 ml of witch hazel and add them to the spray bottle. Quantity can be varied according to how many solutions you want to make.
5. Vacuum or Baking soda
Vacuuming is one of the best options to get rid of fleas as well as cleaning your home too. Although flea can clean only by vacuuming but with the use of baking soda results are even greater.
You must be curious to know how to use baking soda with a vacuum cleaner; all you need to do is just sprinkle the baking soda on the carpet, furniture and rub it with the brush. After that just vacuum your house carefully.
Just as baking soda you can also use salt. Salt is known as a good dehydrating substance and if the salt is finely ground then it will work even better. Sprinkle salt all over the carpet in each room and leave it for 1-2 days, then vacuum the place.
7. Diatomaceous Earth
Diatomaceous earth is the microscopic remains of fossilized algae. It is a very fine powder and completely non-toxic to humans and toxic enough for fleas to kill them. It doesn’t contain any chemical diatomaceous earthworks in the dehydration process. Consumption of this fine powder will cause dehydration to their body and eventually kill them.
Sprinkle this all over the area where you suspected fleas earlier and leave it for at least 2 days to see its magic.
You must be thinking when salt does the same process then what is the need of using diatomaceous earth, the reason behind it is some people find it very bad or equal to doing sin if salt comes under your feet.
Note: Although Diatomaceous earth is natural but still it is recommended that to use it with care and buy the good quality of this as it can irritate or burn your eyes.
8. Flea repelling plants
The last way which I have used and want to tell you is that use some specific plant. List out some specific plants which keep these kinds of insects away. Some specific plants contain some oil, or compound, or chemicals that fleas hate or try to avoid coming in contact with.
Some of them are:
Getting rid of a flea is a difficult task but it becomes even much more irritating if they come back after getting rid of it. To avoid this kind of situation make sure to use some precaution technique after getting rid of the problem.