Are there any good ways to remove fleas from your pet and inside your home without having to use insecticides and chemicals. I have a small child and I would rather not have to use a bunch of chemicals.
Step 1 Indoors: Start by vacuuming every nook and cranny, especially under furniture because immature fleas hide there. Wash your pets bedding weekly and put in hot dryer if possible.
Step 2 Indoors: Buy Borax at the grocery store (20 Mule Team Borax in the laundry detergent isle). Sprinkle Borax on carpets and brush in with a broom.
Step 3 Indoors: Vacuum and wash pets bedding once a week. Enough of the Borax will remain in the carpet to kill fleas up to one year.
Step 1 on Pet: Bathe Pet using Dawn dish washing liquid or any non-toxic shampoo. Rinse well to flush fleas, eggs and flea feces down the drain. Run water down drain for several extra seconds so any live fleas can't crawl back out.
Step 2 on Pet: Buy a good quality Brewers Yeast (NOT debittered) and use as a flea powder on dry pet. You can also feed your pet brewers yeast daily to discourage fleas.
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Diatomaceous earth is often used as a natural flea killer both inside the home and outside. It's made from the crushed shells of microscopic creatures and comes in a very fine powder that you can dust on your carpet or upholstery and vacuum off. It kills the fleas by cutting their outer shell so they dehydrate and die, and it is harmless to humans or pets but you should use safety gear (goggles and dust mask) while you're working with it.
Outdoors, keep the grass mowed fairly short and use some natural flea-repelling plants like lavender, mint, and eucalyptus, in your landscaping to deter fleas.
Here is an article with some more natural flea control tips:
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