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Flea Spray Recipe

I had some outdoor cats that brought fleas in the house. My first response was to reach for the chemical sprays and get rid of them ASAP.

I tried 3 different sprays and they made a difference, but nothing got completely rid of them. I sprinkled salt all over the carpet and that didn't stop them either. I found a recipe that worked very well with vacuuming every day for a week. Spray this every 7 days for at least 2 -3 weeks.

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Ingredients

  • 1 gallon vinegar
  • 1/2 gallon water
  • 16 oz. lemon juice (I just bought the cheap lemon juice)
  • 8 oz. witch hazel (found in Walmart pharmacy section)

Yay, we are flea free now! I hope this helps. You can also spray this on furniture, walls, etc.

Source: I found this recipe online, but can no longer locate the source.

By cabincove from Ft. Worth, TX

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November 23, 20141 found this helpful
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I have 3 cats and I've researched and tryed many remedies for fleas.I can not stand the smell of vinegar, but neither can fleas and other pest (black flies,spiders,bees). It works wonders! Use regular white vinegar for carpets and fabrics (it makes clothes softer).

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If you decide to put vinegar in your cats/dogs water, use apple cider not white (approx.1/2teaspoon per med. bowl) again one half only (fleas will not like the taste of your pet and the vinegar will not hurt your cat). NEVER use garlic for your pets, it can poison them to death!

Witch hazel looks like alcohol and helps with the iching and lemon juice is a citrus a fleas can't breath well around it. Dawn dishwashing liquid has a blue dye in it that poisons the fleas but will not hurt your pets

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September 12, 20121 found this helpful

What is witch hazel?

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September 12, 20120 found this helpful

Can you use this on your dog another? What is witch hazel never heard of it. Thanks

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September 12, 20121 found this helpful

I will be making tomorrow. This is for fleas in the house, right?

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Not to spray on critters, right? I am in MO & am desperate for something that will do it!

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July 17, 20160 found this helpful

I thought it was for the dog I sprayed the dog. Oh my gosh help me please

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September 12, 20120 found this helpful

What about the odor? That's an entire gallon of vinegar!

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September 4, 20130 found this helpful

Is there a recipe with smaller measurements. Cause that is quite a bit of spray.

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Anonymous
May 10, 20160 found this helpful

Can I spray it on the dog as well

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Anonymous
August 21, 20160 found this helpful

Can this recipe wirk without witch hazel

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July 11, 20170 found this helpful

This Recipe works, within a week from bad to harley no Fleas, another week we will be free of them

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