Getting Rid of Fleas

It has been really hot lately and fleas are having a ball on my dogs and in my house. This has never happened before! I am disgusted! I have to get   rid of these pests now. I live in the south and lately it has been hot as I dont know what. Now I am trying to get on the natural path and kill these things without harmful chemicals on my dogs and in my house so I found an article about how to get rid of fleas useing  not so harmful ingredients.

If you’re leery of using chemical products on your dog or home, there are a number of plant-, vitamin-, and herbal-based natural flea treatments available. Adding garlicor brewer’s yeast to a dog’s food has long been thought to help keep fleas from alighting and biting. Since both are ordinary food products and not harmful to dogs, there’s really nothing to lose by giving them a try. Herbal flea collars and powders are also popular and widely available.

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Eucalyptus, fennel, rosemary, rue, wormwood, and yellow dock all seem to act as flea repellents. To make your own herbal flea powder, combine equal amounts of these herbs and mix them well. Sprinkle a small amount of the powder on your dog’s coat and massage it in thoroughly, making sure to work it all the way down to the skin. You can also use a drop or two of the essential oils of eucalyptus and rosemary on a plain canvas or fabric-covered collar.

As with any flea collar, though, watch for signs of hair loss or skin irritation around the neck, and be careful that the dog doesn’t chew on the collar. You can also buy ready-made herbal flea collars at pet supply and natural food stores