Many times dog owners will prefer herbal flea control rather than using a chemical based product.
The best herbal flea control for your dog will be using eucalyptus.
Eucalyptus has many properties as an herbal medicine, but in this case we are interested in its insect repellent properties. It is specifically useful for repelling mosquitoes and fleas.
By using eucalyptus around your house, for example in your in your furniture, you will kill fleas and more importantly their eggs.
NB: Eucalyptus can be toxic for dogs, so never place directly on your pet, put in areas they cannot get to, such as under your carpet!
By using a simple combination of rosemary leaves and lemon juice you can also effectively rinse off your dogs fleas!
Use about a half cup of rosemary leaves to 2 cups of boiling water. Leave this to cool overnight and when morning comes strain the liquid. When all the rosemary leaves are removed combine with warm water and 1/3 cup of lemon juice.
You can use this mixture to rinse your dog in.
If you grow plants, it would be worth looking into growing lavender and mint.
Both these herbs are non-toxic to animals and will repel dog fleas.
If you already grow lavender try drying a small amount of the flowers and place them in your dog bed.
The mint must also be dried and then can be used just about anywhere in the house. Try using it in your dogs bed, on your sofa, under your carpets and in your furniture.
Having mint or lavender around the house is great, they have soothing properties and they will also leave a lovely fragrance, add this on to their herbal flea control properties and you have a winning formula!
Give it a try and let us know how your progress in the fight to have a flea free home goes!
For dogs that spend a lot of their time outdoors, it is recommended that you use the Only Natural Pet Herbal Defense Spray for Dogs.
If your dog is already suffering from a dog flea infestation it is important that you use a Herbal Defense Shampoo & Conditioner as soon as possible! This shampoo and conditioner is my best - loved product as it not only repels fleas and other insects, but also has many great herbs which nourish and soothe your dogs skin.
And finally even if your dog is not suffering from fleas, the Brewer's Yeast & Garlic Tablets for Dogsare a great natural flea prevention and protection from these pesky insects.
Onlynaturalpet.com is a great website, which as the name suggests, offers a huge range of natural products for out four legged friends.
They have put together some fantastic natural flea treatment kits which contain their best-selling and best-loved flea products with a 5% discount!
They have 3 different ones, and which one you choose will depend on the level of flea infestation your dog is suffering:
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