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Natural Flea Control

Tea Tree Oil  

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Posted by London (Sandusky, Ohio) on 10/08/2008
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Tea tree oil will kill fleas, on your dog immediately, when mixed with baby shampoo. Leave it on and lather well, and most if not all the fleas will die, and wash out. This will not prevent the fleas from returning. You have to use a collar.

Replied by Sherry
Columbus, Ohio
12/26/2008

While researching tea tree oil as a skin healer, I noted that tea tree oil can be very toxic to cats. A couple of comments here mention tea tree oil use for cats to help prevent fleas. Thought I should just mention it.


Ted's Mange Cure  

Posted by Lyndy (Augusta, GA) on 11/07/2014

Will Ted's mange cure work on fleas?

Replied by Theresa Donate

Mpls., Mn
11/07/2014

Hey Lyndy!

The mange remedy will kill fleas on your dog during the dipping process, but you will also need to eliminate fleas in your pet's environment as well. If you are infested in the house, you might try a simple flea trap using a small lamp placed on the floor over a white tray or white plate filled with dish soapy water. Leave on over night and check for fleas in the morning. This trap is very effective at removing adult fleas and when used regularly can remove all the fleas from your home -and thus avoid reinfesting your dog.

Replied by Diamond
Ma., US
11/07/2014

I remember this remedy from my grandparents, what a great idea. I'm going to try this again, I had forgotten all about this. Thank you.


Waxed Myrtle Leaves  

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Posted by Paul (Jacksonville, Florida) on 12/12/2012
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For fleas - rub your pets with waxed mrytle leaves, then throw some small branchs of leaves behind furniture and in front of your return air handler. Fleas, mosqitoes and ticks do not like the smell and will find their way out of your place. It is a wild evergreen that can grow to 18-20 foot. Some people will have a skin rash if they touch it. It has a light evergreen smell but does not look like an evergreen tree it has leaves. It grows along ditchs and in dry areas. If you crush the leaf in your hand and it smells evergreen you found it.