I used to be told this primary tip by an owner of an only natural pet store.
Really useful before occurring a visit so you will not come back to a flea infested home.
1) Wash your dog with a natural flea soap. Leave soap on dog for ten to fifteen minutes. It will help suffocate fleas. When time is up, water down dog’s coat well to drown fleas. (You can too wash your dog with regular liquid soap.)
2) After drying your dog thoroughly wash their collar with soap and water. When worn, the collar gets warm under it which helps eggs hatch.
3) Now take dog outside. Sprinkle baking soda on ALL carpets where dog has access (unless you or a member of the family has allergies then ask your doctor about doing this). Keep children out of those areas. Don’t be stingy with the baking soda. Sweep baking soda into carpet with a brush. Leave on for six hours. Should you do that in the summertime and your kids are home take them on an outing. Whilst you’re out the fleas will suffocate from the baking soda. Vacuum up carpet after the allotted time. In the summertime months I do that routine once a month. I find it does keep down on fleas. Should you are not looking for to make use of baking soda, vacuum steadily all areas where the dog walks and sleeps. To limit fleas in carpet keep dog on wood or tile floors.
4) Incessantly wash dog bedding, soft dog toys, area rugs, and human bedding if dog sleeps on beds.
Wash dog every two weeks unless dog has dry skin problems.
A veterinarian once told me if fleas do not need any live humans or animals to feed on they are going to die after seven days. Here’s a tip from this same veterinarian: For houses with central heat- At first of summer turn your heat way up. Leave home (no adults, kids or animals in hot house.) It will get flea eggs hatching. Come home in evening, turn off heat and vacuum up fleas and their eggs. (NEVER leave home with an area heater on!)
Last note: From the natural pet store I actually have gotten each Brewers Yeast, and Brewers Yeast plus Garlic to present to my dogs to rid fleas the natural way. Each only worked so so, and one in all my dog’s tummy didn’t just like the yeast. Though a chlorinated pool will not be very natural, my Labrador did have less fleas it seemed by playing within the pool. Also note, when you give your dog the kind of flea medicine where you dab it on their back and your dog swims A LOT, my Veterinarian says it can wash off after a lot swim time. So keep that in mind.
Tell a friend about these natural ways to regulate the flea population in your house and in your dog.