How to stamp out fleas using organic pest control

Using organic pest control for your pet

What owner of a pet has not worried once or twice that his beloved pet had developed fleas? How many have worried that fleas have spread to other parts of the house? Fortunately, there are many organic flea control remedies that can keep fleas from infesting your home. You can get rid of them once a pet has been infested.

Those with pets need to know that for every flea they find on their pet, there may be more than thirty more fleas somewhere in the environment of that pet. Your pet can get fleas from being outdoors or can get fleas through contact with a visitor’s pet. This is the reason why it is important to learn all about organic repellent flea remedies available that will be safe and effective on your pet.

Different methods of controlling pest

Make sure to give your pet a nice bath and comb them regularly. Those pets that already have fleas, should be combed and the comb has been immersed in a glass of water with soap. Citrus products are organic repellents and deterrents.

Take as an example, in a whole lemon cut into pieces add a cup of boiling water including the skin. Make the skin to release more citrus oil and soak and sponge with the mixture on the animal. Believe me, it will kill the fleas immediately.

Another way of using organic pest control remedy involves the use of brewer’s yeast and garlic, or apple cider vinegar in small amounts to the pet’s food. This will repel fleas very well. Cats, however, should not consume the garlic.

Cedar-based shampoo, cedar oil, and sleeping mats are some of the topical organic remedies. Apply to the areas where you wanted and fleas won’t come there as it hates cedar. Other insects are repelled by organic cedar products as well.

In the horrible event that you find you have fleas on your carpet, you must first vacuum the entire carpet, paying special attention to areas of low traffic. Seal the vacuum bag and remove it from there.

Keep your home neat

Another organic method for getting rid of fleas is to get a wide, shallow pan, such as a cake pan, and fill it in half-filled with soapy water. Place the pan on the floor and shine a light over the area. The fleas will jump to the heat of the lamp and will land in the water and, because the water is soapy, the fleas simply drown. Do this for a few nights and it will make a big difference.

If you are desperate for an organic and safe long-term flea control method in a room, buy a non-toxic flea trap. Basically, you place a sticky cushion under a grid in the plastic device and cover it in a regular light socket. The light and heat of the device attracts fleas on a permanent basis from as far as 25 feet. The fleas jump, fall through the grid and stick to the sticky pad. The sticky pad is easily replaceable when used.

Using organic pest control outdoors

Finally, the best control of organic fleas for outdoor use is the purchase of flea control nematodes (worms) that are 100% safe. This can be distributed throughout the lawn and garden. These small organic creatures kill flea larvae and pupae so fleas do not reach adulthood. This way, your pets will not bring fleas from your garden. Flea control does not have to be complicated or involve the use of toxic chemicals. Your pets do not deserve toxicity and neither do they.

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