Fleas are extremely frustrating and often and unfortunate downside to having pets in your household. They are equally frustrating to get rid of and although there are chemical formulas available which can remove fleas from your home, these formulas often lead to poisoning or irritation. A store bought solution is the most common way to repel fleas, however, there are many other options available on fleatreatmentcenter. Below is a list of substances which repel fleas that you may already have in your home.
Pour salt on your floor and vacuum. This is an amazing way of repelling fleas as salt dehydrates the eggs and kills them. If you have fleas on your furniture you can also use this method.
- Essential Oils
An essential oil with a strong smell such as citronella, eucalyptus, or lavender works very effectively. Mix a few drops of the essential oil to water and sprinkle on your floor, furniture, and anywhere else you suspect fleas or their eggs may be hiding. You can also spray some on your pet’s bed.
Cedar is an excellent flea repellent and is one of the best materials you can use for your pet’s bed to prevent fleas. You can also place some cedar chips around your home to help prevent the movement or spread of fleas.
- Baking Soda
Place some baking soda, or soap which works equally as well, into a container and place the container in the light. Make sure the container is out of reach of your pet and watch as the thirsty fleas jump right into the container and drown.
Another effective repellent is vinegar or apple cider vinegar. You can either make a vinegar bath for your pet or create a vinegar solution with water and spray it around your home to repel any fleas.
The above methods are all proven to work, however, there could be other items which will be just as effective as a repellent for fleas. The general rule of thumb is that strong smelling substances work very well.