How to kill fleas naturally

Fleas can be a major source of irritation for pets and their human companions. Fleas multiply at an extraordinary rate. If you want to get rid of fleas and stay rid of them, it's an ongoing battle. There are ways to eliminate them naturally.

Keep your pet clean with an herbal pet shampoo that contains eucalyptus oil.

Comb and brush your pet daily with a flea comb to remove any fleas that may linger. Brush your pet to remove any flea debris.

Keep your pet indoors as much as possible, especially during the height of flea season.

Purchase an herbal flea collar for your pet. Never use flea collars on young kittens or puppies. Follow the instructions carefully.

Vacuum daily, including furniture, the car or anywhere else your pet spends time.

Wash your pet's bedding in hot water at least once a week. Wash your own bedding as well if your pet gets comfortable on your bed.

Sprinkle salt on your carpets, leave it overnight, then vacuum thoroughly.

Add garlic and brewer's yeast to your pet's diet; fleas hate the taste and won't find your pet as appetizing.

Things You'll Need

  • Flea comb
  • Herbal pet shampoo
  • Pet brush
  • Salt
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About the Author

Darlene Zagata has been a professional writer since 2001, specializing in health, parenting and pet care. She is the author of two books and a contributing author to several anthologies. Zagata attended the Laurel Business Institute to study in the medical assistant/secretarial program. She earned her associate degree through the U.S. Career Institute.