5 Ways to Manage Fleas Naturally

5 Ways to Manage Fleas Naturally

Traditional flea remedies can be quite effective, but they can also include harsh chemicals that can have a significant influence on our pets’ health as well as be hazardous to the environment over time.

Here are some simple and efficient natural flea treatments:

Flea Comb

Using a flea comb on your dog is an easy, chemical-free technique to get rid of fleas. The fleas will become entangled in the comb, and you may either kill them on the comb or dip them in a dish of alcohol to destroy them. During flea season, combing and checking for fleas on a daily basis is a good idea.

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Shampoo

Fleas will be drowned in any natural pet shampoo during bathing. It is not necessary to apply a flea shampoo. During flea season, bathing your dog regularly is a safe, effective way to get rid of fleas (be sure not to bathe too frequently with any soap type, though, as this could result in poor oil distribution and skin conditions). 

The Lemon Rinse

Lemons can be used to treat skin problems and repel fleas in dogs in a safe and simple manner. To help repel fleas and soothe the skin of dogs and cats, make an easy lemon rinse (recipe below) in a spray bottle and spritz your pup.

  • 1 finely sliced whole lemon
  • 2 quarts of hot water

Fill a mason jar halfway with lemon slices. Boiling water should be poured over it. Cover and set aside for 24 hours at room temperature. Put it in a spray bottle and spritz it on your dog’s fur.

Variation Replace the water with herbal teas like chamomile, lavender, calendula, or lemon balm to make it more relaxing to the skin or antibacterial and antifungal.

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Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous earth is a natural powder created from the fossilized remains of diatoms, which are a type of plankton. These relics have settled in lake bottoms and have been collected and powdered. This powder contains a lot of silica, which is an extremely drying substance. Fleas and flea larvae die when they come into contact with the powder.

It’s safe to use on your dogs, on their bedding, in your home, and even in your yard.

Regular Vacuuming

Vacuuming on a regular basis is a simple approach to prevent fleas from breeding in your home. The vacuum not only takes up fleas, but also flea eggs, which are difficult to kill. After each cleaning, make sure to empty the canister or toss the bag outside. To help dehydrate fleas, add diatomaceous earth or baking soda on the carpets and leave it overnight, then vacuum it up the next morning.

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Published by AmberLDrake

Dr. Drake is an award-winning author and well-known cancer specialist in her field. She is best known for her extensive research on canine cancer prevention and nutrition, her dedication to help dogs live a long, happy life, and for teaching veterinary medicine. As the CEO of Canine Companions Co., the Founder of Drake Dog Cancer Foundation and Academy, and the Co-Founder of Preferable Pups, in addition to being a respected figure in the dog world, she has earned the respect of thousands of dog lovers worldwide.

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