Saturday, January 24, 2009

Day 278 of our Green Year: Natural Flea Repellents

Since we have a few dogs at the ranch, we worry about them getting fleas. They do go outside and they can get fleas. There are many methods that can be used to fix the problem of fleas, but we are choosing to go natural to deal with fleas, or at least prevent them.

First of all, you can make a tea of a lemon peel and water. Steep it overnight and sponge the tea onto the pet if they have fleas. Citrus is hated by fleas and they will die or leave immediately.
Second, putting a strong herb over the animal will help to keep away the fleas. Mint and basil are two really good remedies.
Third, if you bathe your pet, you can add salt to the water you use and that will help to kill any fleas.
Fourth, you can add brewer's yeast to the pet's food. Fleas do not like the taste of animals that eat this type of yeast.
Lastly, by sprinkling borax on carpets, sofas and other pieces of furniture, it will keep fleas from attaching themselves to your furniture.

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