You found a stray dog and brought it home to care for. Unfortunately, the dog was infested with fleas and now your house is too. You have pest control services, but they're not due out for another few weeks. Luckily, there are some effective natural methods to take care of fleas. Here are two ways to get rid of fleas.
Fleas are attracted to light. When they're active at night, they'll be drawn to any light source they can find in your home. You can use that to your advantage with these natural flea traps.
Supplies You'll Need
- 1 dinner plate for each trap
- 1 clear drinking glass for each trap
- 1 battery-operated tea light for each trap
- Warm water
- Dish soap
- Place the dinner plate on the floor in the middle of your room.
- Pour enough warm water onto the plate to cover the bottom of the plate.
- Add 2 teaspoons of dish soap to the water and swish it around with your finger.
- Turn the tea light on and place it in the bottom of your clear drinking glass.
- Place the glass in the middle of the dinner plate.
- Once the lights are out, the fleas will be attracted to the light and land in the soapy water.
- Flush the water and the dead fleas down the toilet in the morning.
- Repeat each night until your dish stays flea-free for several nights.
If you don't like using pesticides on your carpet or bedding, you can still get rid of the fleas. This natural flea killer can be sprayed throughout your home, including furniture such as beds and upholstered furniture.
Supplies You'll Need
- Vacuum with fresh bag
- Garden sprayer
- 1 gallon of distilled vinegar
- ½ gallon of water
- 2 cups of lemon juice
- 1 cup of witch hazel
- Vacuum your entire home.
- Pour 1 gallon of vinegar into your garden sprayer.
- Add your water, lemon juice and witch hazel to the vinegar.
- Spray your entire home with the solution.
- Be sure to get along the baseboards, pet bedding and windowsills.
- Allow the solution to dry thoroughly.
- Repeat the process at least once a week to keep the fleas away.
If you've experienced a sudden flea infestation, you don't have to panic. You can use these natural treatments to help you kill the fleas and keep them away. When you're pest control technician comes out for their next visit, be sure to let them know that you have a flea problem.
To learn more, contact a pest control company like B & W Pest Control.