How to Get Rid of Fleas Naturally on House Cats

Updated April 17, 2017

If you've ever had a cat you know how hard it is to get rid of a flea infestation. Your cat may be an inside cat, but if you or your children play outside, it is very possible for each of you to bring fleas in on your clothes from outside. Cats do not care for water, making it almost impossible to bathe one to get the fleas off. There isn't just one thing you can do to magically rid your home of fleas, but using several different methods at one time can relieve your home and cat of fleas. There are plenty of home remedies to get rid of the fleas on your cats and none of these remedies involve using harmful chemical that can hurt your feline friend or you.

Purchase a nylon collar and rose geranium essential oil and rub a little oil into the cat's collar. Reapply the oil to the collar once a week.

Apply lime or lemon juice to cat's fur once a week. Fleas aren't very fond of citrus, and it won't hurt the cat if she licks her fur.

Vacuum your home daily. If you have a bagless vacuum, dump the contents of the canister outside far away from your home. If your vacuum requires bags, replace the bags every time you vacuum, seal the bag with tape and throw away outside in your dustbin.

Add brewer's yeast to your cat's food daily to repel fleas.

Keep laundry picked up and put way in a dresser or a laundry hamper. If clothes are lying on the floor a dog can walk across and lay on the clothing, leaving fleas behind to breed and be carried off to other areas of the home.

Purchase a flea comb and brush your cat every time your cat comes in the house.

Things You'll Need

  • Nylon cat collar
  • Rose geranium oil
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Vacuum
  • Washing machine
  • Brewer's yeast
  • Flea comb
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