Cheap, Effective Flea Treatments

by Shelly
(United States)

No Fleas Here!

No Fleas Here!

Help! My dog has fleas - I don't know where he picked them up from and I don't suppose that matters much. I need to get rid of them fast as I don't want him to suffer, nor do I want a dog flea infestation in my home.

The problem is I'm on a very tight budget and can't afford to take him to the vet but also I can't afford to buy treatments off the shelf.

Does anyone have any home remedies that I could try?

Reply from Pauline (Web Owner)

Hi Shelly,

You might like to check out this page here. It's about natural flea control and gives 10 effective treatments that won't cost you a lot.

Give it a go and let us know how you get on.

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Natural Flea Control That Doesn't Cost The Earth!
by: Jen

I agree, lavender, eucalyptus, or tea tree oil are all great at getting rid of fleas, either on your dog or in the home. My dog doesn't get many fleas (unless he's been around next door's cat) but he does pick up a tick or two when he's out in the fields.

On the odd occasion that I spot a flea, I get out the spray bottle and top up with a few drops of whichever of the three oils I have available and get spraying. Aside from killing fleas it also make a nice-smelling room spray too!

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A Flea Treatment That Works!
by: Shelly

Something I discovered by accident and sheer desperation. Back in 2004 we were renting a room in a house. The head renter had a king size mattress stored in the garage that he lent to us.

I vacuumed it prior to using but the first night we went nuts from fleas. I really didn't have much money at the time, but did have a bottle of eucalyptus oil, and a bottle of tea tree oil. I mixed about a 1/4 tsp of each in a spray bottle, added half a bottle of alcohol, rubbing, and filled the other half the spray bottle with water.

I then sprayed the mattress, first one side then the other. That night, not a bite or a flea in sight. Never had that problem again.

I have used just eucalyptus oil, but never killed the fleas so quickly as the misting of both oils. I have used it if needed since.

I swear by it.

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