Rid House of Fleas Naturally and Safely
If you have got pets, sometime in your life you may find you have fleas in your home! Sometimes these pests can even enter our pet-less homes by hitching a ride on a pant leg! They can quickly infest a home. Never fear, here’s how to rid house of fleas naturally and safely without harsh or toxic chemicals.
Non-toxic is important to us parents of fur babies. My 3, almost 4 year old, giant arse puppy never had a flea problem until we moved into this ranch house that borders fields of cows. Apparently cows have fleas and lots of them! They infested my yard and my dog. So, I had to do something, quick fast and in a hurry!
How to Rid House of Fleas Naturally
If you have pets or kids you definitely do not want to use harsh or toxic chemicals to kill fleas in your home. However, there are a lots of safe and natural products that you can use to rid house of fleas naturally.
Easy & Natural Ways to Get Rid of Fleas in the House
Essential oils are a wonderful way to kill, repel and get rid fleas in your home. Not all essential oils kill fleas, most just repel them. However, one essential oil that does kill insects and pests is eugenol. Eugenol is derived from clove oils. It is a major insecticide and is used to rid gardens of weeds as well as unwanted insects. It is often used on fruit trees, preventing insect and worm infestations. It is used to kill cockroaches, ants, dust mites, flies, wasps, spiders, crickets, and of course fleas. (Why else would I be talking about it? Duh!)
My Top Recommendation is this natural flea and tick home & DOG spray which consists of peppermint oil (insect repellent) and eugenol (kills insects) and other plant based ingredients. It can be used directly on dogs and inside all of your home.
They also have this natural flea and tick home & CAT spray) and is the best way to kill fleas on your cat and inside of all of your home.
It is NON STAINING, unlike essentials oils you mix yourself can be. This product will not stain pet bedding, pillows, blankets, upholstery, or carpets. *It’s also the best way to kill fleas in your carpet!
This can also be used in your yard, but they offer a better option for this with their product that can be hooked up to your water hose for a larger coverage of your yard or kennel.
Essential Oil Recipe for Insect Repellent to Rid House of Fleas Naturally
However, if you want to just create your own essential oil repellent to repel annoying bugs this works great as well. Most insects do not have a long life span so all that is really needed is to deter them from the home. You can easily make a repellent with the essential oil recipe selected below.
*If you have our basic care set of essential oils, you have all the essential oils you need to make this insect repellent.
You will need:
- 4 oz Spray Bottle (preferably a tinted glass)
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Eucalyptus Essential Oil
- Lemon Essential Oil
- Geranium Essential Oil
- Peppermint Essential Oil
Take your 4 oz glass bottle and begin placing the recommended number of drops into your bottle. You can place these into a spoon/bowl first, then transfer them using a pipette, which is the EASIEST WAY TO WORK WITH OILS. This prevents spillage and mess and give you more accuracy.
My Exact Formula Essential Oil Recipe for Insect Repellent:
- Eucalyptus – 20 drops
- Lemon – 20 drops
- Lavender – 20 drops
- Geranium – 10 drops
- Peppermint -10 drops
After all oils are added to the bottle, fill the bottle with water, leaving a nice gap empty at the top. Shake the bottle vigorously for a few minutes. Let bottle set for at least 24 hours.
After that time you are ready to spray whatever you desire with your repellent. I recommend around windows and doorjambs, as well as couches, carpets, bedding and more. **Shake the bottle before each use to mix the oil and water.
To Kill Fleas on Pet Bedding
- To kill fleas on pet bedding remove the outer layer/pillow cover of pet’s bedding and wash them in the washing machine (following manufacturers instructions).
- While cover is washing, remove the bedding from your pet’s access.
- Spray it heavily with your homemade essential oil insect repellent.
- Let air dry.
- Once the outer cover is dry, replace on the bedding and give it back to your pet!
Best Way to Kill Fleas in your Carpet:
The best way to kill fleas in your carpet is to start by performing a full deep vacuuming; moving and vacuuming underneath furniture and under couch cushions.
Next, take your homemade essential oil insect repellent and spray down your carpet and under cushions. Let dry.
That’s it’s. Repeat weekly.
In summary to permanently rid house of fleas naturally:
To permanently rid house of fleas naturally, routine is definitely necessary, so wash the pet’s bedding weekly and do your full deep vacuuming as well. I also recommend using a good and natural yard spray on your yard or kennel, to further prevent those pesky fleas from entering your home, either on you or on your pets!
A few of the items I use to save time from mixing my homemade concoction are shown below. They work well and are super easy to use!
The first product, is great for your home and for direct use on your dog. Cat’s require a bit different of a formula, so the second product is the one for both your cat and your home. The third product, is what I had earlier mentioned for flea prevention and to kill fleas in your yard or kennel. It comes with a hose attachment and treats up to 4500 sq ft. Great quality and super affordable.