Fleas are itchy, irritating and annoying parasites that can invade your home through your pets. Fleas infest cats and dogs, and can also jump onto humans and start sucking blood. Once fleas began multiplying, getting rid of them can be hard. The following tips on how to kill fleas naturally without harming young children and pets.
Warm soapy water
Warm soapy water is the easiest way of eradicating fleas from your home. When darkness sets in and your pet goes to sleep, put water soapy water in a dish underneath a light bulb. Fleas will get attracted to the warmth of the light bulb and they will drown in the soapy water since they cannot swim. This procedure will effectively reduce the population of mature fleas that can reproduce. With the population of the reproducing fleas reduced, the number of fleas in your house will reduce. This is an easy, yet effective way of eradicating fleas though it takes quite a long time before the full results can be seen.
Electronic traps and sticky flea pads
These pads are just like the old fly papers that were used in the past. The pads are attached to the electronic traps which are then infested by fleas. The fleas will get attracted and will stick on the sticky paper as time goes. When using this natural method of eradicating fleas, it is important that you bath your pets as this reduces the number of reproducing fleas.
Lavender essential oil
This oil is used as a flea killer, especially when applied to dogs. You can utilize this natural remedy of getting rid of fleas by placing some drops of this lavender essential oil at the neck of the pet, and some drops also at the tail’s base. This will help curb the movement of the fleas within the body of the pet, and the fleas might start to fall on the ground. Drops of lavender oil can also be applied to baseboards in areas that have flea infestations.
Brewer’s yeast is an effective solution in tackling fleas in pets. What you need to do is to add some yeast in your pet’s food. The yeast will make the pet’s blood repulsive, and hence the fleas will not bite it. However, you should consult with a vet before giving your pet yeast as he will determine for you the right amount of yeast that you can feed your pet with without causing harm.
This is another easy way of killing fleas naturally. Nylar is best fit for eradicating fleas in homes made of linoleum, wood or tile flooring. Nylar reduces the growth of fleas. It is commonly used on floors where pets that carry fleas spend their time. Nylar is a natural product that is applied on floors once in a year. Nylar works in a unique way since it mimics the juvenile hormone found in fleas. It prevents young fleas from maturing into adults. It also prevents flea eggs from hatching, and this drastically reduces the population of fleas.