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To put it mildly, fleas are annoying. These tiny little insects are difficult to see but can cause your furry friends no end of issues. Alongside this, most fleas don’t seem to mind taking a bite or two out of your leg.
Fleas are generally agreed to be tough, it’s not easy to squeeze them in your fingers thanks to their hard exoskeleton. They have the ability to jump as much as 7 inches vertically. That doesn’t sound like a lot but considering their size it’s like you jumping over several skyscrapers!
Fleas feed on blood and can live in carpet, grass, or even the soil for weeks without feeding until the right opportunity arises. They will then latch onto their host and consume a little blood.
One flea bite may not be very noticeable, but multiple flea bites will be very itchy and can pass on diseases. But, perhaps worst of all is the fact that they multiply extremely quickly.
That means that once your pet, or you, have brought them into your home they will lay eggs in your carpets, rugs, and other soft furnishing.
These will hatch when it’s warm enough and lay more eggs. This is why it’s so essential to treat your pets and your home against fleas. If you need help getting a reputable local company to do this click here.
Of course, you can purchase the mainstream treatments like Frontline. But, these only treat your pets and, if you read the guidelines, you may be surprised at how dangerous these chemicals actually are. That’s why you’re best to click here and get professional help.
If you’re determined to rid your home of fleas frugally then you should try the following:
Fleas do not like apple cider vinegar, simply rub this into the fur of your dogs and cats and the fleas will stay away from them. You can even get some of this into their natural defense systems by adding a small amount of apple cider vinegar to their drinking water.
Lemon juice is a viable alternative to apple cider vinegar, just cut two lemons into pieces and put them in water. Bring the water to the boil and then leave the lemons until it’s cooled. You can then transfer it to spray bottles and spray liberally on your pets.
The above options will get the fleas off your pets nit you need to get them out of your house. The simplest technique is to vacuum all the soft furnishings and carpets in your home. Take your time doing this as you want to ensure all the fleas are gone.
To ensure the existing eggs don’t hatch and more fleas don’t arrive try mixing one cup of borax with a cup of baking soda and a cup of salt. Sprinkle this on your carpets and lightly brush them to make sure it penetrates the fibers. Then vacuum in the morning.
You can also try soaking cotton balls in peppermint or eucalyptus oil and placing these balls under cupboards around your home. The smell will keep the fleas away.