How to get rid of fleas on your cat or dog using natural oils

How to get rid of fleas on your cat or dog using natural oils

Fleas are nuisance pests that can cause a lot of discomfort for cats and owners. They don’t only cause your furry friends to scratch their skin, but they can also transmit diseases such as lyme disease and herpes. Fleas don’t only bother cats, but they can also spread to other pets and people. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that an infestation affects nearly 2 in 10 households. Fortunately, fleas are easily controlled with a few simple steps.

Natural oils

There are many ways to get rid of fleas with the help of natural remedies, but most of them are inconvenient. Using scents and oils can help to get rid of fleas on cats.

Cedar

Cedar is one of the most common and effective flea repellent for pets. Cedar oil, which is extracted from cedar trees, is a proven method of flea control. It is a natural flea repellent that can help your pets get rid of fleas and prevent their return.

The oil is most effective when used topically, which is why it’s recommended to place a few drops on your cat’s collar or apply it to the cat’s bedding. According to the experts, you can use cedar for flea removal if you know how to use it correctly.

Citronella

Citronella oil is another effective flea repellent for your furry animal friends. This natural remedy can not only be used to get rid of fleas and also prevent their return. Like cedar oil, citronella oil is extracted from citrus plants, but it’s more commonly used as a vaporizer because it doesn’t evaporate as easily as cedar oil. It’s also considered more effective than cedar oil, but it’s not as commonly available as cedar oil.

Pennyroyal

Pennyroyal is another effective flea repellent for cats and dogs, but it’s not as widely available as citronella or cedar oil. It’s inexpensive and easy to find but you can make your own pennyroyal oil. This can be done by grinding pennyroyal seeds and boiling them in a bit of oil. This process also produces a strong, pleasant smell that should repel fleas.

Peppermint

Peppermint oil is a powerful natural remedy that you can use to get rid of fleas on your cat or dog. It’s fairly easy to track down in the herbal section of your local grocery story but it’s also an expensive item. You’ll need at least a few drops in a spray bottle to make it effective on items such as your animal’s bedding.

Rosemary

Rosemary is another good remedy to get rid of fleas on animals. You can make your own rosemary oil by grinding rosemary seeds and boiling them in a bit of oil. This process also produces a strong, pleasant smell around the house and should effectively repel fleas. Rosemary oil is also great because it’s not harmful to the environment. It can also be used for repelling insects and deodorising carpets.

Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is the best remedy to get rid of fleas on cats. You can use tea tree oil to get rid of fleas on your cat naturally. You can make your own tea tree oil by grinding tea tree seeds and boiling them in a bit of oil. You can also use tea tree oil for flea removal if you know how to use it correctly. It is can also be used to help treat skin problems.

Other alternatives

If you’re still finding fleas on your pets and house you might want to consider using flea spray or pet shampoo.  Just be sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

There are many natural ways to get rid of fleas and other insects in your home. If you don’t want to use harsh chemicals, these alternatives may be right for you. However, take care for the scent or oil you decide to use. For instance, the cedar option is great, but it can damage your furniture, and it’s not easy to clean up, and the tea tree oil alternative can be potentially dangerous to the environment.

FAQs

We get asked a lot of questions about fleas and their removal. Below are some of the most common questions people have.

Do fleas bite humans?

Yes, fleas are opportunistic and will bite both pets and humans. Despite their name, fleas aren’t limited to the animal kingdom.

What are some of the best ways to get rid of fleas?

One of the ways to get rid of fleas is to use a flea comb. You can find flea combs in almost any pet store.

How long does it take for a flea collar to work?

It takes up to 24 hours for a flea collar to begin working.

How long do fleas live on animals?

Fleas have a life cycle that lasts about 2 – 4 months, and each flea will live about 2 months.

How do I prevent fleas from breeding?

In order to prevent fleas from breeding, you’ll need to wash your pet’s bedding in hot water and vacuum often. This will ensure that fleas have nowhere to breed.

How do fleas survive cold weather?

When the temperature drops, fleas become dormant. They will wake up once the temperature rises above 50℉.

What is the best way to get rid of fleas in my house?

The best way to get rid of fleas in your house is to use flea bombs and flea spray.