It’s all about fleas!
by Shirley Scott - animal communicator/psychic/medium ~ 541-577-3051
It’s flea season and here are some tips to help keep your house free of fleas.
1. Dish soap
Fill a bowl with dish soap and water and leave in a room where there are fleas. It works best at night because are nocturnal creatures. Change it daily.
2. Herbal flea spray
This mixture is safe to use around your pets. Mix 4 liters of vinegar, 2 liters of water, 500 ml of lemon juice and 240 ml of witch hazel in a large spray bottle. Make sure you vacuum and wash all bedding/cushions before you spray. Then use the “heavy” setting and spray carpets, furniture, window sills, floors and pet beds.
3. Baking soda
Put baking soda along your carpets and furniture and rub it in with a hard brush. Leave for 15 minutes and then vacuum. Be sure to put the used vacuum bag in the garbage or empty the canister.
Like baking soda, salt is a great way to get rid of adult fleas by dehydration. Sprinkle finely ground salt on your carpet in each room and even on furniture. Leave for a day or two and then vacuum.
5. Lemon spray
Lemon has many uses and one of them is treatment of fleas, (it’s good for treatment of wasp stings too.) Make a citrus spray by putting thin sliced lemon into a pint of water and boiling it. Let it cool, put the liquid into a spray bottle and spray everything. Don’t soak, only dampen and your house will smell fresh too.
6. Diatomaceous earth
Diatomaceous earth is a non-toxic, microscopic remains of fossilized algae. It has sharp corners that can cut fleas but it also causes dehydration in the little buggers. Sprinkle the powder over areas where there are fleas and apply several thin layers. Leave for 2 days and then vacuum.
Proceed with caution! Always use the “food grade” option of diatomaceous earth. Even though it is non-toxic, the powder can irritate your eyes and throat. Might want to use your covid mask when applying.
To make an herbal flea power using rosemary, mix with rue, wormwood, fennel and peppermint. Grind to a powder and sprinkle everywhere. Rosemary is a great flea repellent and can be used on your dogs or cats.
8. Flea repelling plants
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