Natural Remedies

Natural Flea Control

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Kimberly (Tennessee) on 10/09/2016
1 out of 5 stars

I had used diatomaceous earth before, but it seems when using it this time, it hasn't been very good at controlling the fleas on my dogs? I put it in an old baby powder container. I applied it while stroking the hair up in the opposite way and applied heavily! Still it did not control the fleas, so I continued with the application daily. I also brushed them daily before each new application. Still, I was not satisfied with this product.

Dish Soap
Posted by Alx (Joplin, Mo) on 09/15/2016

I am going to use the dish soap flea bath method. Can I use "Ajax" brand, or duz it HAVE to be "Dawn"-?? Thank you!

Posted by Hisjewel (America, New York) on 09/12/2016
5 out of 5 stars

We have cats for pets.

I found that salts works like a charm. The finer the better. I use Diamond fine salt just for this purpose to sprinkle on the carpeted steps. Salt dehydrates them, big ones little ones, and the fleas yet to be born. And if a water bug passes by his fate is the same as the fleas.

I put it on my mom's carpeted steps before the hot weather comes in. I might leave it on a few days. Then I sweep it up.

Posted by Milen (Sydney) on 09/06/2016

Hi there, I just read your post about Amethysts in your pet's water. Recharging is what I thought they need. : ) But full moon doesn't come too often, haha. A smudge stick made of sage is the best solution for cleansing not just crystals but your house as well. I use smudge sticks and incense on a regular basis and some crystals not only feel energised and revived but my Lemon Chrysoprases even change their apearance. One can literally see the difference! Another way to cleanse your crystals is with a singing bowl. Crystals respond to sound as well. You can also hold them under runing water. The most important thing is to have a clear idea of the outcome. Intention is what starts the process. : ) Because they are in daily use, I'd make sure that your Amethysts are cleansed at least once a week. Good luck and lots of joy with your animal and crystal friends!

Aloe Vera
Posted by Julez (Ohio) on 09/04/2016

What a genius idea! Is the aloe still working?

Dish Soap and Lamp Method
Posted by Laura (Yorba Linda,Ca ) on 08/31/2016

I'm printing this out & going to Party City for green glow sticks. THANKS.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Maria (Chicago) on 08/29/2016

Black walnut is toxic to cats. In the past I read articles that said to use it but recent research disagrees. I then asked my vet and he said it is toxic.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 08/26/2016

Hello Michelle,

Your experience sounds spot on - DE makes a huge mess if you do it right, and you do have to sleep in another room while the dust given time to work. If you still are loaded with fleas, you may not have done enough dust, or applied to all the areas that needed it. You might find the lamp trap easier to use and more effective for your situation. Get a small desk lamp and place it on the floor that you want to treat. Put a white plate under the bulb on the floor, and add some water with a few drops of dish soap added - mix it so the soap is dispersed but don't get it all sudsy or full of bubbles. Turn the lamp on and turn the room lights off and then check to see what you have caught in the morning. I find this to be a very effective way to catch fleas and quickly clear out an infestation from a room. I have a lamp trap in each room of my house - they work on mosquitoes as well as fleas and tend to catch any insect. Keep your house well vacuumed, wash pet beds and human bedding frequently, and deploy many lamp traps to help rid your house of fleas. I also find the easiest and most effective way to get rid of fleas on pets is to give them a flea bath followed by a blow dry and flea combing to remove any fleas that survived the bath. Good luck and please keep us posted!

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Michelle (Clarksville, Tn ) on 08/25/2016
1 out of 5 stars

I sprinkled DE all over my carpets. It was a powdery mess. The dust from it was overwhelming. I had it in my daughter's room & she has asthma. She could not breathe in there. (It said to keep on for a day before vacuuming up, so she had to sleep in another room.) It took forever to get it all vacuumed up. It made a mess of my vacuum internally. All that work & I noticed no change in the fleas. Putting it on the pet too was about impossible. How do you get dry powder to stay on a dry pet that won't be still??

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Julie (In) on 08/23/2016

Black walnut extract, 4 drops in her water and a few drops on her.

Mothballs in Vacuum
Posted by Bonnnie (Vivian, La.) on 08/20/2016
5 out of 5 stars

To get rid of flea eggs or keep them from hatching, use moth balls in your vacuum bag. The flea eggs do not hatch. I was told about this years ago by a professional bug man.

Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 07/15/2016

Please read up on Borax and Boric acid.

Per this Pest Management company:


This site goes into detail on how to apply borax for fleas:


The above also recommends the floor lamp flea trap which is now my first choice in addressing any flea infestation.

Posted by A. O'brien (Arkansas ) on 07/15/2016

Yes! Borax kills flea eggs! You could also purchase Boric Acid, which is in Borax, since this is what kills the flea eggs! Being that it does NOT kill ADULT fleas, did you know you can combine ordinary table salt, which kills ADULTS but NOT EGGS, with Boric Acid to eliminate all life cycles at once?! It's the truth, I tell ya!!

HOWEVER----->Many pet lovers opt in favor of sprinkling Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth on their carpets since it's an effective natural remedy and safe for all furry critters- even if they consume it (it's also a natural de-wormer). Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth physically destroys the fleas exoskeleton from the outside, causing the little pest to dehydrate. AND because it works on this physical level, they will never build immunity (Yesss!! ).

BONUS: Did you know F.G.D.E. not only annihilates fleas... it efficiently 'snipers' any would-be invaders, like: Ants, Roaches, Bed-bugs, Mites, Ticks, Crickets, Lice...actually THIS AMAZING BAG OF POWDER KILL ANY BUG IN THE ENTIRE WORLD WITH AN EXOSKELETON!!!


How are these flea control companies even staying in business? I will NEVER study another 'flea control' box label to assess my pets health risks after use. It's just not worth it, and my pets agree.----->

"Hey...we totally agree." -the Pets

What...of course they wrote that ;)

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Suseeq (Sydney Australia) on 07/04/2016

Rae Ann, did you pour salt down those cracks?

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Rae Ann (California) on 07/03/2016

We had fleas that kept biting in the bathroom. It turned out that possums were under the bathroom area of the house and the fleas were coming up through cracks.

Essential Oils
Posted by Tina (Tx - Texas) on 06/15/2016

Can you tell me the exact amount of each of wat you put in the bottle to spray on the dogs?

Posted by Judy (Florida) on 04/26/2016

I see no reason why Amethyst wouldn't work after all transistor radios use crystals for amplifying radio waves.

Posted by Barbara (Troy, Al) on 04/19/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Borax kills fleas. Just powder furniture and carpets and floors. Let it set the longer the better. I waited one week before vacuuming.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Valerie (Missouri) on 03/07/2016
5 out of 5 stars

FOOD GRADE Diatomaceous Earth is excellent at repelling and killing fleas ON the cat and can be sprinkled on carpets and floors (make sure you get as close to the walls as possible. You can sprinkle it directly ON the pet and rub it in and it will not harm the animal. Use only FOOD GRADE Diatomaceous earth...found at feed stores and some pet stores. The regular kind is poisonous. The food grade is natural, very effective, and odorless. BE careful with it, as it is very powdered (like powdered sugar) and will fog up the air, so I use an old ketchup dispenser to gently apply to animal and floors. Leave on floor for a day, then vacuum. On pets...it kills fleas, larvae, eggs...by dehydrating them.

Citrus Peel Infused in White Vinegar
Posted by Louise (South Carolina) on 03/06/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I mixed some white vinegar and orange peels in a jar about a month ago. I just started using it on my dogs, and it really works to get rid of the fleas on them! I just pour some in a saucer, take a cotton ball and saturate it, and rub it on their skin, especially down their back, and around their tail, and it kills the fleas that come in contact with the vinegar. I was surprised that the mixture actually killed the fleas, but it did. When I rubbed the cottonball over a flea, it died. I will keep this mixture on hand now all the time.

Posted by Nikki (Yuba City, Ca) on 11/22/2015

For the borax to work on carpet you need to sprinkle everywhere & leave it for at least 3 days. Otherwise it won't do anything. After 3 days or more, vacuum. Then sprinkle it again. The recipe for a spray borax is "Teds Mange Cure". Just search it here on E.C. It 100% works for fleas as well as mange. My dogs get rinsed after every single bath with Ted's recipe. They've never had mange. I've always used it for fleas. Hope this helps. Nikki

Posted by Laura (Raleigh, Nc) on 11/21/2015

I had that thought too but couldn't find a 'recipe' anywhere for the right mix for Borax water. Then I finally came across something that said Borax that gets wet loses effectiveness because it's actually the physical properties of dry Borax that kills fleas...therefore wet Borax is completely useless! That said, dry Borax didn't do me much good but I'm pretty sure it's because my berber carpet didn't allow the powder to go deep enough to reach the eggs down there...seems to work well for everyone else though.

I've been spraying a mixture of (equal parts) apple cider vinegar/witch hazel/lemon juice all over the carpet every day and the problem is much better! You have to keep it up though because success seems to come from a cumulative effect, not necessarily an 'on contact' sort of fix. Still looking forward to the light at the end of the tunnel. Good luck!!

Posted by Mark (Exeter, United Kingdom) on 11/15/2015 12 posts
1 out of 5 stars

@Ann Marie (Indianapolis, Indiana USA)

Hi it appears that the myth of garlic applies to cats as well as dogs.

I used to make garlic water and then store it in a 500ml glass bottle refridgerated. For my cat I was pulled up approx 0.2ml of garlic water and squirt and mix into his food. No adverse reactions, but remember having to start at a low dose and build up a little ech day. I also used to boil fresh parsley for 3 mins the strain and bottle that water using a teaspoonof that in food, as parsley would help cleanse the kidneys (Dr Hulda Clark).

Not only is garlic good for fleas but I use it successfully on myself and my dog (bitch) for tooth abcess, we both were in a bad way with a leak rendering us from 'normal' to intoxicated within seconds by posion from the tooth seeping out the tooth & down thraot, using garlic, within 24hrs I was 90% better with the next day normal again, a little longer for pugsley as I had a much bigger dosage, both sorted and with out the liver bashing and flora gut masssacre we would have endured taking 'anti-biotics', a wonderful anti-biotic for family, children and 4 legged friends.

All the nay sayers who post here have read a scare story or 2 written by profit making businesses, selling synthetic copies of organic meds, whose profits will suffer when / if garlics healing potential is whole heartedly acknowledged.

Don't you think the holistic vets and also the pet lovers who use and praise garlic hold more weight than a written statement thats regurgitated by a worry wort?? (intentions may be good but really its holding back the truth based on shoddy research quite frankly).

One more thing, Vets have access to extremely cheap medications that are just as good as the top shelf expensive meds.

Some vets will offer euthenasia if 'bills' cant be paid for due to greedy vaccine, meds extortion fees. The vaccine and pharma corps forbid them from offering the affordable meds to lower income pet homes. If they start to dish out cheaper alternatives then EVERYONE will want cheaper therefore massive profit drops!! Also a vet practice will pay little over £1 per vile of vaccine (USA approx $0.80), so a £70 injection is not only toxic un-needed abuse to your pet but also pure profit for vets. Over half a vets annual income is vaccine related-hence the yearly illegal boosters (dont even accept the 3 yearly vaccine) puppy jabs for dogs and cats WILL LAST THEM THEIR LIFETIME!! Vaccine toxicity will show its self 3 months after the injection- which removes the vaccines from accusation coz 3 months is long time but im sure lots of you will be able to marry current illnesses to a start point 3 monts after a vaccine injection.

please see .....http://www.petwelfarealliance.org/

scientific eveidence and the fight to stop vaccine abuse.



Thanks, Mark

Borate Powder
Posted by Mark (Exeter, United Kingdom) on 11/11/2015 12 posts
5 out of 5 stars

FOR: Linda Baytown, Tx.....
Borax = sodium tetra-borate decahydrate

CAS-No. 1303-96-4

The most commonly occurring Borax compounds are:

  • Borax/ sodium tetra-borate Decahydrate =

(Decahydrate means "10 water molecules")

  • Borax/ sodium tetra-borate Pentahydrate =

(Pentahydrate means "5 water molecules")

  • Borax/ sodium tetra-borate Anhydrous =

(Anhydrous means “without water”)

All 3 of the above are exactly the same product except for the number of water molecules .


Boric Acid = Orthoboric Acid

CAS-No. 10043-35-3

Boric Acid can also be sprinkled directly onto a carpet or near the infestation of ants, fleas, termites, silverfish or cockroaches as the Boric Acid is abrasive to an insect's exoskeleton.

Boric Acid is an effective insecticide, by acting as a stomach poison in insects (ants, fleas, termites, silverfish & cockroaches).

To prepare poison add 1 teaspoon of Boric Acid and 10-12 teaspoons of sugar to 50ml water. Mix into a syrup and leave syrup near infestation.

To apply the powder, crush any powder that might have clumped up and using a sieve / sprinkle the powder onto carpets, fabrics and upholstery

(If you use a sieve, please do not use it in the kitchen after, as Boric Acid can be harmful when ingested).

Leave the powder down for 1-2 days, this will kill all eggs and larvae, then hover all the powder up making sure none is left.


Posted by Om (Hope, Bc Canada) on 11/10/2015

Mark (Exeter, United Kingdom)---

Just to thank you, Mark, for your post. You said it and yet, people still believe and trust the veterinarian association. Health is a business and disease is desired for profit.

Let us hope these days be shortened.

Namaste, Om

Posted by Suseeq (Sydney, Australia) on 11/10/2015

Mark, everything said very true.

Posted by Mark (Exeter, United Kingdom) on 11/09/2015 12 posts
5 out of 5 stars

Found on Earth Clinic's garlic for dogs page:


Garlic, the Facts,

by Lisa S. Newman, ND, Ph.D.

Since 1982, Dr. Newman has been a world renowned pioneer in the field of natural pet care. The author of nine books."

"When it comes to your pet's health, do you want to follow facts or fears? Unfortunately, garlic has come under attack. This is primarily as a result of garlic's close cousin onion's reputation for triggering hemolytic or "Heinz factor" anemia (where circulating red blood cells burst) through its high concentration of thiosulphate. With onions, a single generous serving can cause this reaction. Garlic simply DOES NOT CONTAIN THE SAME CONCENTRATION of this compound! In fact, it is barely traceable and readily excreted (not stored in the body).

Despite this fact, garlic is falling victim to mass hysteria spread through the internet. Yes, there are 51,174 sites devoted to warning about the "toxicity" of garlic, this hysteria has even prompted the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center to place a warning on garlic although there is little scientific data to back this claim other than the fact that thiosulphate is also found in garlic. Yet, there are also over 400,000 sites still proclaiming its benefits, many of them from reputable holistic veterinarians who have widely used garlic in their practice for many years! How can an herb suddenly turn so bad?!

There is no doubt that onion, due to its concentration of thiosulphate, will cause Heinz factor anemia. In addition, as stated by Wendy Wallner, DVM, "Onions are only one of the substances which can cause Heinz body anemia. Other substances such as Acetaminophen (Tylenol) and benzocaine-containing topical preparations can also cause Heinz body anemia in the dog." The latter probably accounts for many cases as it is prevalent in creams often recommended for allergy-suffering pets due to its ability to numb the itch. It is absorbed through the skin and builds up in the blood stream. This other substance is likely to have been involved in cases where garlic was suspect.

For centuries, as long as humans have been using herbs, garlic has been a primary remedy turned to in a majority of cases. For as long as people have been using garlic, they have also been feeding it to their animal companions. Its properties have proven far reaching, easy on the body and safe to use. In the past fifty years, during the rebirth of holistic medicine in the United States, garlic has been in the forefront. Every text that I have researched on herbal health which mentions pet care has recommended it, especially for its incredible anti-parasitic and anti-septic properties. In my own experience, garlic has also benefited pets with cancer, diabetes, liver, heart and kidney disease, uncontrollable staph infections and a host of other conditions, as well as been a staple in my recommended preventative protocols. It has been widely used by hundreds of thousands of pet owners with no reported negative side-effects - except its effect on their animal's breath - until now.

This is the point;

garlic has suddenly become a "suspect, " not proven the culprit.

Do not let mass hysteria determine a holistic care program for your dog or cat. Follow hundreds of years of "proven use" rather than recent "suspicions" in regards to this miracle herb, as garlic is known to be. As with anything, do use garlic in reasonable doses, and do know that you can trust history over hysteria. ------

Posted by Mark (Exeter, United Kingdom) on 11/09/2015 12 posts

Big Pharma takes over veterinary medicine; dogs and cats drugged with chemicals for profit


Pet health is now in rapid decline

The result of all this is that our dogs and cats are sicker than ever. Ask any vet who's been practicing for more than ten years: They've never seen such an increase in the rate of liver disease, nervous system disorders, cancers and diabetes. Ever wonder why?

Posted by Green Lonis (Greenville, Nc) on 10/27/2015
1 out of 5 stars

Amythest in the cat's water-bowl did nothing.

A dish-soap bath killed all the fleas, but gave the cat a nasty eye-infection when water got in her eye. She was an old cat who always had very bad flea issues. The other 2 cats didn't have flea issues, but this 1 cat got it bad w/ sores...

It seems like she lost the use of her hind legs after the dish-soap bath. It killed the fleas, but, perhaps it isn't the best solution for the long term. She didn't last much longer after I started bathing her regularly. She was comfortable and not scratching all the time. Her skin healed up, but perhaps the fleas were a side-effect of a deeper systemic root-cause. Probably. Too bad whatever that root cause is, this site hasn't seemed to find it yet.

Posted by Monica (St. Augustine, Fl) on 10/14/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I tried the amethyst crystal and it does work! I want to point out I too had the same issue with the stone not working after a period of time. It didn't seem logical for something to just stop working so I experimented and found out what worked for my kitty.

My cat has a horrible time with the fleas in FL. They are unlike any other place I have lived. Frontline doesn't work & just makes my cat sick. The crystal was worth a shot and would cause no harm. Within a week I saw a difference and there were no more new bites. This lasted for about 2 mo. and then the fleas started again. In case anyone is thinking its due to a change of seasons, no that's not the case. There is no down time in FL when it comes to fleas.

I don't believe the stone just stops working but perhaps our pets chemistry changes. Either way I decided to add another stone I had at the house to the bowl. It is blue calcite and once again it worked. It is a complement to amethyst with its metaphysical properties. I was so happy to see it work again, but about 1 1/2 mo. later I was back to square one. It stopped working.

Ok, so this time I bought another amethyst. Yes, now there are 3 crystals in the bowl! I know it's crazy but its working and my kitty is not scratching.

I am going to do as another writer suggested & recharge the stones by moonlight over night. I was doing it by sunlight and I guess that may be wrong in this case.

Anyway, to anyone who says nay, experiment a bit before you give up.

Posted by Rosanne (Milton) on 10/05/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I learned many years ago that if you sprinkle Borax powder (you can find it in Walmart) on the carpet. Leave for approximately 24 hours then vacuum. This will kill any fleas as well as the eggs. I do this once a month. Very effective.

Keep Dryer Lint Filter Clean
Posted by Linda (Grover Beach, Ca) on 08/10/2015

I read the comment about the Dryer and I don't know if their dryer is on a 'cooler' temperature or not, but I've been killing fleas left & right by throwing anything that can be put in the dryer & dried on High Heat. I clean the lint trap after each time, yes, and ALL of the little buggers are DEAD, FRIED FLEAS. I do like the Eucalyptus smell idea though. I've been chipping my Euc tree and spreading it on the yard and it seems to help in the front, but my little girl doesn't go out there so will have to bring some around the back. Also going to use Cedar Chips on the yard & in flower beds as they are good mulch and kill a number of pests.

A lot of the other ideas on here sound pretty good, another faux pax was the Borax boric acid. Borax 20 Mule Team powder soap Isn't "boric acid". Boric Acid is very toxic as someone else said. Borax is Laundry detergent & heavy duty grease remover hand soap. But it does kill them in your carpets.

A substitute for Diatomaceous Earth is the 'ashes' from your fireplace really well burned down to powder. Not as hard on humans or pets I wouldn't think. (Used in old days in process of making Soap.) Does 'puff' a bit when you mow the lawn.

Lemongrass is the plant that Citronella comes from and trimming the leaves off, then boiling them for 30 minutes and letting the liquid cool and using the liquid as a Rinse for your pet works great. Soothing and the Fleas Flee down the drain. Depending on how much plant leaves you have, I had a 4 qt pot and a 2 qt pot full of leaves that I filled with water on each. Set the water to heat up to boil, then simmer at just barely bubbling 30 minutes. Keep adding water to keep the level at the same as you started. At the end of 30 minutes, or you can do for longer if you want it more concentrated, let it cool then take out the leaves. Pour solution into pour bottles, spray bottles (for bedding, or onto pet - it smells like lemons) or into a 'yard sprayer'. In between baths you can use this to 'hit the hiding spots' and comb through with flea comb in the bath tub. However, the batch I've made is a yellow color, it didn't seem to change her champagne color hair but test it on 'white' pets in a inconspicuous place first just in case. You can leave this on the pet, furniture, carpet, bedding. It will wash out and you can reapply as often as you want or need.

Still fighting the fight! What was Noah thinking letting 2 Fleas onto the Ark???

Dish Soap and Lamp Method
Posted by Theresa (Mpls., Mn) on 07/20/2015

My husband tried the lamp/white saucer trap, and it worked like a charm. While my dogs are not infested, a flea from outside will jump on them and catch a ride to inside the house. My husband said he thought he saw a tiny black speck in the bed with him and the dog, so he thought of the lamp trick; I had been collecting small lamps just for this moment :-) He got a small white saucer and placed it under the lamp on the floor with soapy water in it, turned out the lights and shut the door; 4 hours later there was a flea! We then deployed the lamp trap in various locations around the house to see if there were more - nope! Caught all manner of tiny winged things flying loose in the house, but just the 1 flea. I suspect that the flea season is just beginning so I will have the lamp traps working for me from now on, rotating them around the house to catch those fleas who hitch hike their way into my house. Great trap, easy to afford as lamps are just a few dollars from the thrift store, it does not use any poisons and it works like a charm.

Dish Soap
Posted by Jennifer (Florida) on 07/09/2015
5 out of 5 stars

For fleas - set out a shallow pan of water with dawn dish liquid (few drops mixed in) place a table lamp over it in a dark room, A night light works too. The fleas are attracted to the warmth of the lamp and jump in.

Diatomaceous Earth
Posted by Lesley (Sherman, Tx) on 06/13/2015

I use DE on my cat and I find two dead but the rest that I pick off of her are moving and not dead. I read not to put too much because it will make her skin dry. I'm stuck on what else to put on her maybe because I dont want to dry out her skin. I'm trying to find something for the flea eggs and adult fleas and I get like quite abit off her but not really infested yet or in the house yet, they just seem to stay on her only! Any suggestions? I'm reading on here ACV is good for fleas but not sure if it does the eggs too? She's an older cat and don't want to use any chemicals on her, don't really know what else to do really. Can you help me?

Thank you.

Dish Soap
Posted by Sindee (San Diego) on 04/12/2015

My furbabie and I had so much fun playing fetch in my back yard then we came inside and began to itch and saw dozens of flea. Neighborhood cats like to congregate there and I just got this pretty little goldendoodle now we are fighting off fleas. I'm going to try several of these remedies and report back later. Thank you for all the great tips.

Citrus Peel Infused in White Vinegar
Posted by Marcia (Costa Mesa, Ca) on 02/19/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I use apple cider vinegar in their water, but also citrus peel infused white vinegar topically, for flea control.

Citrus peels have two organic chemicals called limonene and linalool which kill all stages of the flea's life cycle.

Just pour a 1/2 gallon (or really as much as you want, cause it can also be used for general household cleaning too) - of white vinegar into a large glass, covered container and throw in whatever citrus peels you have - oranges, grapefruit, lemon, lime... doesn't matter which or how much...as long as it's completely covered by the vinegar. Stir or shake it up every once in awhile and give it a week or two. Leaving it in sunlight will accelerate the process.

I use the solution, once a week, as a final rinse (don't rinse it off) after their baths. The citrus chemicals kill any fleas they may have picked up and smell of the vinegar, though not detectable to us, once the dog is dry, repels the fleas for the rest of the week.

The solution can also be put in a spray bottle for occasional spot treatment and it can even be used as a cleaning solution around the house!

Posted by Cathy (Lakeside, Ca) on 02/19/2015
5 out of 5 stars

For fleas - You can sprinkle 20 mule team borax on carpet (keep pets away and leave an hour.. Or less) then vacuum. The borax will also kill fleas in vacuum bag.

Lavender Oil
Posted by Cathy (Lakeside, Ca) on 02/19/2015
5 out of 5 stars

For dogs with any nervous or stress related condition, including fleas, rub one drop lavender on pads of each foot or rub a drop on ears. They calm down, stop licking and scratching.. And sleep. (Do not use cheap scented perfume oils, these are toxic! Only good quality essential oils.) Some oils actually repel fleas and ticks. Don't use too much, they are potent and dogs don't like strong odors.

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