Home Remedies and Post Visit Tips
Extract from Country Living.com.....
Are you looking for simple and effective ways to get rid of fleas in the house? Most flea infestations stem from pets, but irritating pests can bite both you and your animals. If your furry friend has fleas, it's likely your home, garden and furniture will be targeted next. As well as ensuring you comb your dogs and cats with a flea comb regularly, there are plenty of natural ways to help avoid a nasty infestation. Adult fleas live on the fur of animals where they will lay their eggs. The average life cycle of a flea is around 100 days, however, they can live indoors for up to a year if the conditions are favourable to them.
A surefire way to remove any fleas harbouring in the fibres of your carpet is to sprinkle some baking soda down, give it a scrub and then vacuum it up. Likewise, regularly vacuuming your carpet will also help to keep the pests at bay. Pay close attention to the areas where pets sleep, too. Fleas can transmit diseases to humans, so it's vital you've given everywhere a thorough clean.
Much like baking soda, salt works in a similar way. According to Rentokil, if you sprinkle some salt on your carpet, leave for two days and then vacuum up, it will help to get rid of fleas quickly.
How does it work? The salt acts as a dehydration agent, which will quickly and naturally get rid of fleas without the use of chemicals.
Fleas repel rosemary's strong pungent smell, so this technique also works wonders if your dog has fleas. In order for it to work, all you need to do is boil some rosemary in a pan with water and leave it to cool down overnight. Then, drain the liquid into a spray bottle (make sure you separate the sprigs so none fall in). The next time you wash your dog, spray some of the natural solution onto its fur and it will keep the fleas away.
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