When looking for the best home remedies for killing fleas, it is worth trying to come at the problem from a different angle. This approach of killing off anything that offends or irritates you may be the real cause of the problem.
We humans are a very selfish species. No other species has our intolerance. No other species goes to war on killing those who offend us, be they insects or countries.
Did you know that flea pesticides contain nerve gas? The top pet flea pesticides may poison the fleas, but they also poison your pet, and you in the process, albeit slowly.
I’m not suggesting that you encourage fleas in your home or your pet, but instead of killing them off, a better approach is to look at why you have them. If you know what that is, and address that, then the fleas will go on their own.
Everyone knows that furry animals harbour fleas. But do they in the wild? Wouldn’t that hamper their existence?
In fact healthy wild animals tend to have few parasites. Unhealthy wild animals are much more susceptible to parasites. So it appears it’s all about good health.
What’s different between domestic and wild animals, of the same species?
Apart from the freedom, it’s essentially diet and medical treatment.
Diet plays a crucial role in the health of everyone. Pet food is notoriously low quality and packed with cheap and harmful ingredients. There are no standards for pet food, so anything can, and does, happen.
By feeding your pet a diet that reflects that of their healthy wild cousins, you can alter the pH of your pet to the point their skin is no longer attractive to fleas. Or their gut to worms. They become healthier and happier.
A diet of quality natural food achieves just this.
Good though this is, it’s unlikely to eliminate every single flea from your pet, so you may still need to consider another, supportive action, if that’s your aim.
Some homeopaths who treat pets, have a homeopathic complex (several medicines in low potency) which are excellent at further improving the pH of your pet.
Other dietary home remedies include brewers yeast as a supplement, garlic in the diet or apple cider vinegar in their water (1 teaspoon per pint or 500 ml).
Some aromatherapy oils can be used as home remedies for killing fleas, or rather discourage fleas. These are cedarwood, eucalyptus, terebinth, lemon, rosemary, lavender and mint. These are diluted (three drops to 1/4 of a pint or 180 ml) and combed through the fur.
Here you can discover more about the best natural diet for dogs, which will prevent parasitic infections.and the homeopathic treatment of dogs.