All pet owners will agree that their dogs form a large part of their lives, and it is only natural to want to give them the best. However, dogs can also have problems with parasites, and fleas are the most common.
- Use a Flea Comb
One of the most natural ways to control and keep the fleas off your dog is by using a flea comb. It is also among the least expensive as well. You only need to buy an effective narrow comb that will be able to remove fleas. However, when using a flea comb, make sure that your pet’s hair isn’t tangled or knotted.
- Diatomaceous Earth
This is a natural and safe product that absorbs insects like fleas, and dries them out, eventually causing them to die. You can sprinkle this powder in areas in your home where you think the fleas might be.
IF YOUR HOME IS ALREADY INFECTED
- Dish Soap Mixture
If you already have fleas inside your home, or if your dogs are already affected. You can mix a solution to help get rid of them in various parts of your home. Mix in dish soap and water into a bowl and leave it inside the rooms of your home that have the most number of fleas during nighttime.
- Homemade Flea Sprays
You can also make your own homemade flea spray to get rid of your home. To do this, mix in vinegar, water, lemon juice, and witch hazel in a spray bottle. Spray this mixture into the affected parts around your home after vacuuming and cleaning your home. This should also be after washing your beddings and other linen that may be infested as well. Spray your mixture into carpets, bedding, windows, furniture, and other parts of your home that have been infected.
PREVENTING FLEAS IN YOUR HOME AND GARDEN
- Plant Flea Repelling Plants
To naturally combat fleas so that they won’t end up in your home and affecting your pet dog, you can plant or buy pots of plants that can repel them. Below are some examples of these:
- Lemon balm