Fleas are a horrible pest and nuisance and can cause disease, discomfort and rashes. Getting rid of fleas naturally is a difficult task and takes effort, but it can be done. Staying away from harmful pesticides and chemicals keeps your home a safer, greener place for you, your family and your pets so the extra effort to rid your home of fleas naturally is worth it.
Vacuuming your home is a great way to combat fleas. Vacuum all soft surfaces like upholstered furniture, pet bedding, carpeted areas, pillows, curtains, and other soft surfaces fleas and their eggs can hide. After each vacuuming, throw away the vacuum bag or dump the canister in an outside trash receptacle to ensure the fleas and their eggs are out of your home. Pay special attention to vacuuming areas your pets sleep or play in, there will be lots of fleas and eggs hiding there.
Another way to fight fleas naturally is with brewer’s yeast. Adding a tablespoon of brewer’s yeast to your pet’s food will help deter fleas. Fleas do not like the taste or scent of brewer’s yeast so they will be repelled from pets that ingest the yeast. Garlic can also have a repellent effect on fleas, so some powdered or fresh garlic in your pets food can help, too.
Sprinkle salt in the crevices and cracks of hardwood floors to kill fleas naturally.Allow the salt to sit for a couple of hours and then vacuum up the salt. The salt will dry up the unhatched flea eggs and prevent further infestation. Be sure to thoroughly vacuum up all the salt to prevent any damage to your flooring from long term salt exposure.
Ridding your home of pesky, disease laden fleas is a challenge, but it can be done. Follow the above tips in your home and get rid of fleas naturally with frequent and thorough vacuuming, brewer’s yeast and salt. Getting rid of fleas naturally saves you and your home from harmful, toxic chemicals and lessens your carbon foot print on the environment, so try some of these natural flea remedies in your home.