Fleas are harmful parasites that suck blood off their hosts. They are commonly found on cats and dogs. In this article, I will be showing you how you can get rid of fleas from your house and pets. After reading this article, I’m sure you will be considered a pro in getting rid of fleas.
The first thing you need to do is maintain a clean and dry environment in your house. Fleas love to lay their eggs in dark and damp areas. In order to have dry air in your house, you can improve the air ventilation by opening up all your windows and turn on your fans. Then, you should vacuum the whole area to keep it squeaky clean.
Fleas by nature, love to jump very high. Apart from that, they are easily attracted to light to. Once we understand its 2 characteristics, we can devise a trap to kill it. Set up a lamp, aiming at places where you think they constantly show up, and under the lamp, place a basin filled with water and soap. Their love for light will lead them to jump up, and land directly into the water. They can’t swim and therefore will be drowning to death.
Now that we understand how to kill them, let’s talk about how to get them off our pets. Fleas have one other weakness – hatred towards vinegar. So when bathing your bed, pour a small amount of vinegar with the shampoo and brush it on your pet. After rinsing all the foam, you can instantly see all the dead fleas on the ground.
Here’s another home remedy that has been proven to work for many. Add 3 tablespoons of lemon juice concentrate, 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper seeds, another teaspoon of oil plus a cup of water into a spray bottle. This spray should be used only after you have bathed your pet. While your pet’s fur is still a little damp, spray the mixture onto it and let it dry. Then comb its fur to check for remaining fleas.
Now that you know how to get rid of fleas without hiring a pest control company, you can teach your friends how to do it too. Specifically, be sure to try out the booby trap method discussed above, I find it really fun when I see dead fleas in the water. So the next time you find your dog scratching itself, give it the vinegar bath and the lemon spray.