Natural Flea Killer and Removal Methods
Is your pet or home in middle of a flea outbreak? Here's what to do.
Signs of the average flea infestation include some scratching, plus some flea or flea dirt sightings. The flea dirt looks like small dark specs, which if wetted on a paper towel turn red (yes, that's digested blood!).
To get rid of fleas, I believe these 3 healthy methods together offer the best combination of maximum effectiveness, safety, and convenience:
Now, here's where some of you say, "Hey, what about vacuuming and stuff? I have fleas in the house - gross!" If you want to vacuum a few extra times, or spread Borax first and then vacuum, it certainly helps clean things up faster. (More on using Borax at end of this page). I'm just saying that fleas usually disappear from your house when you do the 3 things above, and I'm trying to keep it simple. Yes, I know they leave eggs that hatch. But once you have your B-vitamin repellent factory working, they won't find anything tasty and they'll go elsewhere for food. This is my experience.
Extra Measure for Severe Outbreaks
Signs of a severe outbreak include lots of scratching, unusual jumpiness and agitation in animal, lots of flea or flea dirt sightings, and possibly small white flea eggs too.
If this is going on and you feel compelled to expedite the flea control process beyond the three steps above, you can do a few more things:
If Your Pet Still Gets Fleas
If your cat or dog still has fleas even after the treatments above, please read these important tips.