Summer seems to be winding down around here but that doesn’t mean is the end of flea season. In fact most parts of the country never get a relief. Fleas love the warm wet weather, all they need is 60 degrees or warmer to thrive feed and breed. And if not treated, even when the weather is cold, they can still thrive indoors thanks to climate control since most homes are kept to at least 60 degrees during the winter.
Natural Flea Prevention
Fortunately there are many ways to fend off fleas naturally without the use of these highly toxic chemicals.
- 1 part apple cider vinegar (I buy it here)
- 1 part water
- a small squirt of castille soap (optional) (I used this one)
- 4-6 drops of essential oils such as lavender or peppermint (find them here)
Lemon and Essential Oils spray
- 6 lemons
- 50 drops of the essential oil of your choice (see below)
- 4 cups of water
- A bunch of fresh rosemary
- 3 cups of water
- 50 drops of the essential oil of your choice (from list mentioned above)
- 1 tsp of carrier oil like olive oil (find it here)
- 1 tsp of nutritional yeast (find it here)
Update: This past summer I’ve been adding a sprinkle or this to my dogs foods and I didn’t see any fleas on the all summer!!
Diet and hygiene
|Do you really want toxic chemicals where those little hands go?|
Now take that pooch for a walk without worrying about those pesky little fleas trying to hitch a ride back!
*Do not use lavender oil on cats, it can be toxic for your feline friend.
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