3 Best Ways to Get Rid of Fleas

3 Best Ways to Get Rid of Fleas

3 Best Ways to Get Rid of Fleas

You probably thought fleas just leave irritated and itchy bites. While this is true, what most do not realize is that fleas mainly feed on blood. Yikes?! They live on warm-blooded animals such as humans, cat, dogs, rats and etc. BECAUSE they want to feed off of blood. What they look for is fur or hair, so they can easily hide and lay their eggs as conveniently as they please. In some instances, these pests can also be found on mattresses, blankets, combs, shoes and even in some articles of clothing. These little pests have the ability to carry and transmit bacterial diseases from one host to another, making them dangerous to your, your family, and your pets. Their saliva contains an allergen that can cause allergic reactions to the hosts that they feed on, which is transferred and causes a reaction usually when they leave those painful and itchy bumps on their host. If you happen to have pets, you have to do what you can to keep these creatures from digging into their fur, as fleas are known to cause anemia for pets such as dogs or cats.

Diatomaceous Earth

This powdery substance can be used in eliminating various pests in homes, lawns and even on pets. If you choose to use Diatomaceous Earth for treating your pets, you have to keep in mind to purchase a Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth. This specific type of powder can be used to treat infestations in both your home and on your pets. Particularly, you can use Diatomaceous Earth on your pet’s bedding so that the fleas will not continue to grow in number and chomp on your pets while they sleep. For effective use, simply dust Diatomaceous Earth on to your pets’ body all the way down to their coats and make sure to consistently do this to permanently keep fleas away.

Use Essential Oils

Essential oils vary in different types of uses, may it be for your body, gardening, house cleaning, the possibilities go on and on! Although when dealing with pests, the most common essential oils you can use are Lemongrass, Eucalyptus, Cedarwood, Lavender and Peppermint. These substances are both repellant and deadly for fleas. Simply mix any of the essential oils you prefer to use with either water or vinegar, and then let the mixture sit for a few minutes in order for an even solution. Then, you can place the mixture in a spray bottle so you can easily spread the solution to your bedding, furniture, pet bedding, and the like. You only have to repeat the process once you sense that the smells are starting to wear off.

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