If you own a pet, then you have probably feared fleas invading your home. Fleas feed on blood and easily get on your pet and can enter your home through your pet. They can cause a serious problem as they will end up biting you along with your pet. If you feel that you are facing this problem already and can’t afford to contact the flea control and prevention experts, then we’ve got the best natural home remedies for fleas, for you.
You can easily get rid of this problem by using products already available in your kitchen. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on buying expensive products. Below are a few home remedies that will help you eliminate fleas from your home.
Natural home remedies for fleas
All you need to do is mix dish soap with warm water and place the container of mixture somewhere in the room where you feel fleas is affected with the most. You can place a number of containers in the room. This mixture traps the fleas because of its viscosity, it acts as a glue. For this remedy to work effectively, do this every day and place the containers at night.
DIY flea spray
Get rid of fleas by using a spray made by ingredients found in your home. Mix 4 parts of vinegar with 2 parts of water, ½ part of lemon juice and 1/4th part of witch hazel. Pour this mixture into a spray bottle and spray heavily everywhere including carpets, furniture, pet bedding, and floors. For this method to work effectively, make sure to vacuum before spraying.
Baking soda is a magical ingredient that works for every problem. Sprinkle the baking soda on your carpets, floors, bedding etc. and then brush the baking soda in. after completing this step, vacuum the place. To increase the effectiveness of this method, also spray the DIY flea spray in your home.
Salt works the same way as baking soda does. Sprinkle salt everywhere in the house and let it stay for at least a day or two. Then thoroughly vacuum your home.
Another DIY spray that you can make for getting rid of fleas is the lemon spray. Lemon is a great way for getting rid of fleas. Make a lemon spray with a small amount of water into lemon juice, boiling it and letting it sit for at least 12 hours. Then spray it onto affected furniture and carpets. Make sure you only dampen the furniture, don’t soak.
Flea repellent Plants
Another great way of getting rid of fleas is investing in plants that repel fleas. These plants contain specific oils and chemicals which repel fleas. Following are a few plants that successfully repel away fleas:
- Penny Royal
Fleas increase in humid environments. If you have a dehumidifier, turn it on for a few days to remove some moisture from the air in the rooms where you suspect is affected by fleas.