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How Do I Get Rid of Fleas Naturally?

Salt can be used as a home remedy for getting rid of fleas.
Many types of essential oils van be used to eradicate fleas naturally.
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There are several ways to get rid of fleas naturally on your pets and inside your house. If you want to get rid of fleas on your pets, you can dilute some essential oils with water and rub your pet down with the mixture on a daily basis. Some essential oils that may repel fleas include citronella, lavender, and tea tree oil. Natural methods for flea removal that may work inside your home include diatomaceous earth, salt, and borax powder. In the event that these methods to get rid of fleas naturally are ineffective, you might have to see your pet's vet for advice or call a pest control expert to deal with fleas in your home.

If your pet has fleas, you can try to create a mixture of either citronella, lavender, or tea tree oil with some water and rub it thoroughly into your pet's coat, concentrating on the areas where the fleas seem to be the worst. You might have to do this for several days before the fleas are completely gone. Keep in mind that if your pet lives indoors, you will need to additionally eliminate the fleas from inside your home, or they will just continue to bite your pet. If your pet lives outside, you might also need to take steps to get rid of the fleas in your yard.

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It may be possible to get rid of fleas naturally both inside and outside of your home by using diatomaceous earth, salt, or borax powder. Diatomaceous earth is a type of powder made from fossilized marine phytoplankton. It is safe for humans, but it is deadly to fleas. You sprinkle this powder around your home and vacuum it up after a few days, at which point your flea population should be greatly reduced. You may have to repeat the process a few times before your fleas are completely gone.

Salt and borax powder are two other methods often used to get rid of fleas naturally. You can sprinkle salt and borax on your floors in the same manner that you would with diatomaceous earth, and vacuum it all up after a few days. Borax and salt are both capable of dehydrating fleas that come in contact with it. Some people use a combination of both salt and borax for killing fleas rather than just one or the other. You can also sprinkle salt, borax, or diatomaceous earth around the outside of your house to help eliminate fleas from your yard.

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