For every person who owns a pet, flea spray is a must have. Pets offer comfort and company but when they are infected with fleas, they are not exactly our best friends. There are some flea sprays that are harmful to humans, the pet, and our environment. This is why people are being encouraged to use natural environment friendly flea sprays.
Spraying your pet alone is not always the end of the flea infestation. You have to make sure that you rid the house of any fleas and then take extreme measures to prevent any more infestation. If you fail to do this, the problem will keep recurring.
Points to Consider
It is important to determine if the problem that your pet is having is really a flea infestation. To identify fleas, check if they have a shiny, hard, and dark brown appearance. They are also quite small. Check behind the ears for fleas. This is the most likely place to have fleas.
Investigate the areas where you suspect the fleas are, especially the sleeping area. Remember as much as you want to rid your pet of fleas, you also want to stop them from coming back as well.
As natural as it may look or sound, it is still a flea spray, so avoid spraying it into your pet’s eyes.
Here are a few eco-friendly flea sprays to use on your pet.
Lemon Flea Dip
Step 1 - Boil
Boil water in a medium size saucepan. Once boiled, turn off the burner.
Step 2 - Slice the Lemons
Slice the lemons and add them to the water. Leave the mixture for about 12 hours.
Step 3 - Put Drops of Pennyroyal, Rosemary, Fennel, and/or Garlic
Once done, put in a couple of drops of pennyroyal, rosemary, garlic to the mixture and stir it for a couple of minutes. Now pour the mixture into a spray bottle.
Using Rosemary and Castile Soap
Step 1 - Wash your Pet
Using the castile soap, wash your pet. Also, dry your pet.
Step 2 - Boil
Boil 1 cup of water. Turn the burner off and then add 1/2 cup of rosemary to it.
Step 3 - Pour Mixture
Keep stirring the mixture for 30 minutes. Once done, take out the rosemary.
Step 4 - Spray on Pet
Add the left over mixture to about a gallon of water and pour it in a spray bottle. Spray the liquid on your pet and don't wash your pet. Let the liquid dry itself.
Vinegar and Water Solution
This flea spray is most effective in repelling fleas rather than treating an infestation. Protect your pets against fleas on a regular basis to avoid infestation.
Step 1 - Mix the Vinegar and Water
Mix an equal amount of vinegar and water in a saucepan.
Step 2 - Spray on your Pet
Bring the mixture to boil. Once boiled, turn the burner off and leave it for an overnight.
Now, pour the mixture in a spray bottle and spray on your pet.
- Spray your pet on a sunny day. You need to let your pet stay out and dry off.
- Regular treatment can prevent fleas from attacking your pet.
- It is advisable to clean your pet regularly so as to reduce any chances of fleas’ infestations.