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.
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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Can you spray the witch hazel/vinegar mix right on the dog?
By Jo Sloan M.
Yes! And the fleas die instantly. I make a flea spray that consists of essential oils that works beautifully. Here's my recipe:
1/2 cup witch hazel
*Palo Santo is also an excellent essential oil. One drop kills ticks dead. My Boxer had a blood-filled tick latched on to him and my husband wanted to pluck it out. I suggested we try the Palo Santo. We put one drop on the tick and it died and fell off our dog. My husband was blown away. 0=)
Another option for the recipe above is to replace the Lemon Tea Tree and Eucalyptus with 10 drops of Palo Santo instead.
Here's to flea-free pets!!