One very common question I see is not related to humans at all – but man”s best friend. Or more like the friend’s that catch a ride on man”s best friend. Fleas disrupt the life of your dog, your kids, and yourself when they try to take over your home. I’s very easy to desperately reach for chemicals to get rid of these tiny annoyances. Many of these chemicals are toxic and often say on the bottle “keep out of reach of children”. That message doesn’t make me want to clean my son”s constant companion with it. Instead, try these:
Set two cups of water to boil. In the mean time chop two lemons. Once the water is boiling pour the water over the lemons and let the mixture set over night.
Strain the liquid into a spray bottle leaving out the lemon slices. Spray on your dog every few days to keep fleas away and take care of the eggs they have already laid.
((If you don’t like the smell of lemon this also works with orange, but lemon is more effective.))
Rosemary Flea Bath
Add two cups of rosemary into two pints of boiling water. Let mixture steep for around half a hour and then strain before adding it to the dogs bath. This also helps repel ticks!
Add equal parts baking soda and salt together and sprinkle around on the carpet. Let sit and then vacuum up! Make sure not to sprinkle over any wet spots or you will have a hard time getting it up – I usually do this when we are getting ready to go out a while and then vacuum it up as soon as we get back home.
DIY Flea Collar
Add a few drops of Eucalyptus oil to your dog”s collar before putting it back on after their flea bath. This helps to keep the flea”s at bay.
Clean Regularly – Flea”s lay eggs. These eggs take from 2 days to 2 weeks. If you kill them all and just stop there once the eggs hatch your problem will be right back. It”s best to stay on top of things. Wash your dogs bedding and then dry it. The heat from the dryer will kill off any eggs left.
Brush your dog – Before, during, or after a bath try to brush your dog as well to help remove the pest and their eggs.