Need to get rid of these annoying little fleas naturally? Use the tips below separately or together (for an added kick in the rear) & knock fleas out with a 1-2 punch!
This stuff is amazing. This white powder is made from ground up fossilized sea creatures (specifically, phytoplankton and other algae). The molecules are jagged under a microscope, but soft to the touch. Essentially DE pierces the tough exoskeletons of the fleas and dehydrates them. Sprinkle it on flooring and pup bedding before you go to bed, and when you wake up vacuum it off. I also used it straight on my dog with no problems too-just give them a nice rubdown with it. It is completely safe for you and your sensitive animals. I’ve used it to kill off fleas and flea eggs, as well as ants and other pests that bug the crap out of me (pun intended). This is important to keep this an all natural process– YOU MUST GET 100% FOOD GRADE. Otherwise, you’re just using pool chemicals and you’ve defeated the purpose of fighting these buggers naturally. Find it on Amazon here.
This stuff works wonders and you should have it in stock for a plethora of household issues that I’ll discuss in another post. Find your nearest friend who is obsessed with young living, or use the link here to obssess-ify yourself. YOU MUST HAVE THIEVES CLEANER IN YOUR HOUSE TODAY! Dilute 3 capfuls of Thieves cleaner into one 16 oz. spray bottle (preferably glass as essential oils break down plastic over time-ya they’re THAT powerful). Spray everything daily. Floors, countertops, bedding-even your dog. This spray will kill the fleas instantly and will keep them from wanting to come back. Therefore, you can use this as a preventative measure before you go outside as well. And did I mention this was 1,000% safe to use on your pups?! Believe it people. It’s magic…
Essential Oil Flea Bomb
- Flea bombs are usually scary shit. I could never bring myself to use them anymore, now that we are a chemical free house. All of our pups are SO sensitive to chemicals that this shit could do real damage–along with other store bought flea treatments. But this flea bomb is different. It’s 100% natural and organic and was really the last swift kick I needed to rid my house of fleas. Here’s how I did it:
Essential Oils of: Black Pepper, Peppermint, Oregano, Lemongrass and Orange (I didn’t have this so I used a different citrus blend with Orange in it.)
Very little water
Add about 20 drops of each oil into your diffuser(s). Get as many going as you can in whatever area of the house needs them. My dog sometimes sleeps under the bed (whole other story), and so I put 2 diffusers under there after I took the mattress off and vacuumed every crevice. Add just a touch of water, enough to make you feel like you’re not wasting all your oils… and let those babies go with the door shut until they’re empty.
I suggest leaving the house or leaving the area you’re bombing as this is quite strong for pups and people alike. If you have fragile animals like birds, vacate them from the home for a bit.
And there you have it! Compound these three items together and you can say flea free quicker than a Sunday afternoon siesta!
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