A nasty annoying pest called the flea plagues both humans and animals alike. Although there are plenty of chemicals you can buy to kill these pests, most people would rather use home remedies for fleas. Chemicals can hurt both the fleas and your pets, and could do harm to you and your children. Before there were pesticides and other flea killers, people used old-fashioned home remedies to kill fleas.
The various ways and techniques we use to get rid of fleas today do not always give us the expected results. Side effects and short-lived extermination accompany the many ways we get rid of these vile pests. Prednisone and corticosteroid are drugs that are used to remedy fleabites. However, they weaken the immune system. There are chemicals on the market that are very successful in killing fleas but they are poisonous and could pose a threat in the long-term. There are plenty of negatives to using drugs and chemicals to kill fleas. One should take note that making their homes and bodies toxic waste dumps to kill the fleas just to have them return makes no sense. Home remedies for fleas are the way to go.
Some natural ways of ridding your home of these vile creatures are to keep your house as clean as possible, indoors and outdoors, carpets and floors, and every corner of your home should be vacuumed on a daily basis. I know vacuuming everyday can be a hustle for some people, however, that’s the price one must pay to keep pets. Because fleas can jump far distances, food should be covered, and all food spills cleaned up quickly. Fleas do not eat food, but they can spread disease when they encounter food. According to experts, a clean home is not an attractive place for fleas. Watery areas is also considered a breeding place for fleas, all water should be mopped up immediately. Check pipes and faucets to make sure there are no leaks. If pesticides are the route you would like to take, use the less harmful natural ones. Other natural home remedies for fleas are coriander, bay leaves, dill, lemon peel, and cloves. Placing these items in cabinets and cupboards will keep fleas away from infesting these areas where food is stored.
Pets can appear less attractive to fleas if their given diets rich in essential fatty acids which strengthens their immune system. It is also essential that your pets bedding be washed on a regular basis. Keeping fleas away from your home and your pet is possible by following these simple steps.