Prevent Fleas and Ticks

How to Prevent Ticks and Fleas Naturally

If you have pets, you have to worry about ticks and fleas; when no preventative measures are taken, your companion can become seriously infested. Not only do ticks and fleas make your pets uncomfortable, they also make them sick and unhealthy. Ticks and fleas can spread diseases by transmitting a variety of other parasites to the host; including Lyme Disease, Tapeworm, and Dermatitis. Although there are chemical treatments for these common manifestations, it is safer for your pet to use non-chemical, natural remedies that a Holistic Veterinarian would recommend.

Non-chemical natural remedies to battle ticks and fleas include essential oils, herbs, and plants.

1. Lavender

Lavender is very useful for repelling a variety of little bugs such as ticks and fleas. Soaking cotton balls in lavender and placing them around your home will keep these small bugs at bay.

2. Eucalyptus
Eucalyptus leaves placed near common pet areas will also prevent infestations.

3. Apple Cider Vinegar
Making an apple cider vinegar spray and applying it to your furniture and pet bedding can help to prevent insect takeover.

4. Garlic Pills
Combining garlic pills in your pet’s meals a few times a week will make their blood significantly less appealing to invaders.

5. Change Bedding
Changing bedding regularly will help to prevent a nasty infestation.

For those whose pets have already become host, there are natural ways to rid these varmint. Rather than using harsh chemical flea dips, owners need to be aware of the holistic alternatives available.

1. Dawn Dish Soap Bath
Giving your animals a bath in dawn dish liquid will drive away fleas in no time.

2. Lysol Flea Dip
Make a mixture of 2 cups Lysol to one ½ gallon of water, pour over your pal and leave on for five to ten minutes. Once the flea dip has been soaked in, rinse them with warm water.

3. Lavender Rosemary Bath
Making a lavender rosemary bath is both easy and effective; add six drops of rosemary essential oil with three drops of rosemary oil in one quart of water. Bathe your pet in this lavender rosemary bath and follow with a vinegar water rinse.

4. Oatmeal
Soaps made with real oatmeal can be used on your dogs in order to repel ticks and fleas.

Overall, it is very easy to prevent fleas and ticks naturally; there are several non-chemical ways to protect your beloveds from insects that will avoid putting their health at risk. Whether you are trying to prevent fleas from infesting your pet and your home or are looking for a method to remove them, there are quite a few natural measures to be undergone. Choosing not to use harsh chemicals on your pet for flea and tick treatment will benefit them in the end.