Killing fleas can be a tedious chore. You may have to wage war against your house to prevent the bugs from multiplying any further. There are many home remedies that can be useful and effective. Using vinegar is one cost-effective way to help control and prevent fleas.
Things you need
Dawn dish soap
Bathing: Bathe your animals using Dawn dish washing soap and vinegar. The Dawn can be any scent. Fill the tub with warm water and pour one-half to one cup of Dawn and approximately the same amount of all-purpose vinegar. Soak the animal in the soap and water mixture for at least five minutes. Use the Dawn to lather and clean your animal starting at the ears and working your way to the tail. Do not get this solution into their eyes. After your animal is dry use an inexpensive flea comb to groom. Have a bowl with soapy Dawn water and vinegar available and drown any fleas on the comb.
Flea Bowl: To see how bad the flea problem is fill a shallow bowl with soapy water and vinegar and put next to a light. Leave overnight. Check to see if there are any fleas that have drowned in the water.
Water: Add a teaspoon of apple cider or all-purpose vinegar to your pets' fresh water bowl every day. They might be offended by the smell of the vinegar and may not drink. If this happens, adjust the amount of the vinegar. Vinegar is also sold in capsule form for convenience. Fleas are repelled by the vinegar smell that radiates from your pets' skin. It also boosts pets' immune system and is a natural deodoriser.
Vinegar Spray: Fill a spray bottle with two tablespoons of vinegar and water and spray your pets in between baths. Also mist this on furniture, pillows, curtains and bedding. Add different scented oils for it to act as a natural deodoriser.
Things you need
- Dawn dish soap