How to use lemons & orange peel to kill fleas

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How to use lemons & orange peel to kill fleas
Orange and lemon peels are a natural flea killer. (Medioimages/Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images)

Some natural pet products on the market contain citrus ingredients to repel and kill pests. Orange and lemon pills smell nice -- certainly nicer than other insecticides -- and are safe for your family and pets. If you'd like to avoid spraying your home with toxic chemicals, try making a simple, homemade flea spray with citrus peels and water.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Cheesecloth
  • Glass jar
  • Blend
  • Funnel

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Boil five orange or lemon peels in a pot with four or five cups of water until the peels become soft.

  2. 2

    Take the pot off the stove and allow it to cool completely.

  3. 3

    Liquefy your peel and water solution in a blender.

  4. 4

    Using a piece of cheesecloth, strain the solution into a glass jar.

  5. 5

    Funnel about half of the solution into a spray bottle.

  6. 6

    Pour the orange peel water on your pet after a bath.

  7. 7

    Spray the solution throughout your home wherever fleas are a problem.

  8. 8

    Spray again after four weeks, to eliminate any additional fleas that may have hatched.

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