There are some effective ways to kill fleas naturally.
The Flea Life Cycle
The trick to making sure that the fleas stay away is to kill the fleas naturally throughout your entire environment! You will need to treat your pets and home, both inside your home and outside. If you only focus on one aspect of the flea control and not all of the flea infested areas, your going to keep having a flea problem. Learn more about the fleas life cycle, this will help you better understand why only treating adult fleas on your pet will not be effective.
To kill fleas naturally we are going to start with our pet(s)
EVOLV Flea spray
There are many natural products out there that say they’ll kill fleas and ticks on our pets instantly, I have only found one product that is true to it’s word. EVOLV by Wondercide. This product is completely natural and literally kills the fleas and ticks on contact!
EVOLV is so safe for our pets that you can use it on nursing mothers, cat or dog, puppies and kittens. You just spray on your pet, no matter what the age, and the fleas die. I have this product myself, both the lemon grass scent and the cedar, they work wonderfully. It’s safe enough that I spray it on my hands and rub right on my pets faces and it doesn’t hurt them at all.
I also use the garlic and brewers yeast tablets with both my cat and dog. They both get a tablet everyday and it appears to be working well with them. The tablets change the taste of the pets blood, which the fleas don’t like.
Brewers yeast & Garlic tab
These are very inexpensive and all natural. I checked with my veterinarian to determine how much to give my pets and I would recommend you do the same. Generally it’s 1 tablet a day for your pet, that’s what I give mine anyway. I have a very large tabby cat and a springer spaniel, I don’t think you’d use more than 1 tablet per day, just double check to be sure.
There are other products that you can use to kill fleas naturally on your pet that are less expensive and will work. The effects of these treatments are not as long lasting but you can’t beat the price if you’re looking for inexpensive treatments. Go to Home remedies kill fleas for more information.
Kill Fleas Naturally In Your Home
OK, so now that your pet is treated for fleas it’s time to move on to your homes flea removal. As you read in the fleas life cycle, adult fleas, the ones your seeing on your pet, only amount to 5% of the fleas that are in your home.
flea larvae and eggs in carpet fibers
The other 95% are eggs, larvae and pupa stages of the flea. All of these stages will hide very deep into your carpets and furniture, even your bedding.
If your pets have been on it, then the fleas are there, you just can’t see them! The first thing you’re going to want to do is take everything you can, that your pets have been on, and wash it. If it’s not washable, steam clean it and use a flea spray to kill the fleas life stages that are on it.
There are many all natural sprays out there but again, I use EVOLV. It works miracles in my book and I’ve tried a lot of products. However if you’re looking for something inexpensive you can use home remedies. The home remedies will work initially but as far as long term relief I didn’t find them as effective as EVOLV. I do believe that the home remedies will work for you as long as you keep reapplying on a regular basis.
Go to how to home flea removal, you’ll find step by step instructions to walk you through the process to get fleas out of your home.
Kill Fleas Naturally Outside
The final step to kill fleas naturally is treating the outside of your home. This is were the fleas came from initially and this is were they hide and reproduce waiting for a host. There are steps you should take to clean up your yard if it has piles of leaves, long grass and/or standing water. Follow the step by step instructions at, outside flea removal.
Some natural outdoor flea killers can be used after you have your yard cleaned up.
This is what DE looks like
Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is very good at killing fleas naturally. Food grade Diatomaceous Earth is made of fossilized remains of microscopic shells. It works killing fleas because the tiny little shells have sharp edges that aren’t harmful to us but deadly to the fleas. It will cut them and cause them to bleed. On top of this it sucks the moisture right out of the flea causing it to die of dehydration. It will also dehydrate the other stages of the fleas life cycle.
Just sprinkle the food grade Diatomaceous earth throughout your yard, you will need to reapply after a rain shower because it will be washed away. Be sure to get any and all areas of your yard, especially damp, shady areas.
Beneficial Nematodes are a fleas natural predator and can be purchased to be released outside in your yard. These worm like creatures will feed on the fleas in different stages, larvae, pupae and eggs, all the stages that you can’t see with the human eye.
When we use insecticides outside for pest control we usually either kill or scare away natural flea predators such as the beneficial nematodes. Spiders and frogs are all natural predators to the fleas as well.
Here is an article about a natural flea killer you may also enjoy! Natural Flea Kill
I hope you found some useful information to help you kill fleas naturally! If you have any information about your own experience with natural flea control, please share it with us, we’d love to hear from you 🙂