Grandma's Natural Remedies for
Flea Pest Control

A content kitten nestled under a hound dogs ear after using natural flea pest  control remedy A big beautiful red tabby cat with big green eyes contently laying in the grass after using a natural flea pest control remedy 7 beagle pups sitting on a barn ledge after getting a natural flea pest control remedy

There are some great natural remedies for flea pest control. Why would you even consider putting all those pesticides on your pet? Those chemicals are not only dangerous for pets they are also dangerous for people exposed to them, especially children.

Going green begins with small simple steps from the average person. After all these years the change we are hoping for isn't going to happen all at once. By taking small steps around our homes by everybody cooperating in every community is what is going to bring big changes in our environment. One of these changes start with using a natural flea pest control for our pets.

The Pet food industry had a real wake up call in 2007 and so did pet owners. We quickly discovered how much we're able trust the food supply, not only for pets, for anybody that eats processed food. Think about it! If we can't trust the processed food we are feeding our pets, do you really believe we can trust the chemicals that are processed to rid our pets of fleas?

Out of all the creatures the good Lord put in this earth, for the life of me, I can't figure out what our Creator was thinking the day fleas and mosquitoes were created.

Here's Grandma's & Grandpa's favorite recipe to use for natural flea control. Grandpa sprays it through the yard and basement, while I spray it on the furniture, carpets and floor. We even spray it directly on our cats. It's also safe for the kittens bedding and if diluted you can spray a mist on the kittens.

  • 1 teaspoon of cloud nine(commercial mixture of essential oils, found in health food stores)
  • 25 drops of pennyroyal oil
  • 25 drops of eucalyptus oil

Add these essential oils to a regular size spray bottle and fill with water. Let stand for at least 20 minutes before misting home and pets. It's also great to mist a piece of cloth to tie around a dogs neck for a homemade flea collar.

I've never seen a natural pest control mixture work as well and fast as this recipe. I spray all around the house and pets every couple of days during flea season. Make sure you vacuum after spraying. It will leave your home smelling fresh and minty.

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Herbal Remedies for Flea Pest Control

The best natural home remedy for flea pest control is actually an herbal remedy consisting of mixtures of different essential oils. Here's a list of different varieties of mixtures you can use. The first combination is probably the strongest but all the mixtures are good.

Here is a list of essential oils that make a great herbal remedy for flea pest control. You'll not only find these safe for your pets but also safe for your home and your family:

  • Tea Tree Oil (Never use Tea Tree Oil on Cats!)
  • Rosemary Oil
  • Sage Oil
  • Cedar Oil
  • Peppermint Oil
  • Sweet Orange Oil
  • Eucalyptus Oil
  • Citronella Oil
  • Pine Needle Oil

You can mix a few drops of each essential oil together to make your own formula. Or you might want to look for a mix that is already prepared in your local health food store. The oils go a long way and have a very long shelf life. At first you might want to try spraying the mix on your pet in one area, just to be sure your pet won't have an allergic reaction. You can then add the mix to a spray bottle filled with water and use on a regular basis.

Depends on application style: a few sprays from the water bottle, 1 teaspoon mixed with shampoo, or a few drops onto a fabric collar all work great. This mixture can also be used as a dip. Just add about two tablespoons to warm water and put your pet in a let stand for about 5 to 10 minutes in the dip. Be really careful to keep out of eyes, mouth, nose and ears. Directions for natural remedies for flea pest controlBrush or comb your pet thoroughly to remove tangles, mats, and debris. Wet your pet thoroughly with water and wash once with a mild, natural shampoo. Massage and lather pet all over. Let sit and rinse for 3 minutes, then rinse well. Combine 1 tsp of Dip with 32 oz of Natural Shampoo and shake bottle vigorously to help emulsify the oils for a consistent blend. Bath and message pet again using the shampoo/dip blend (avoiding eyes, nose, and mouth). Let sit for 3 to 5 minutes then rinse well.OR - mix 1/2 tsp of Dip with 16 oz of water in a spray bottle. Shake well before each application and spray lightly over pet before going outdoors (avoid contact with eyes, nose, and mouth).OR - use a few drops at full strength on any material collar and create your own custom herbal collar; recharge as often as necessary.Combat with Herbs and Essential Oils

Since they are all natural, they will only help as a natural remedy for flea pest control, ticks and flies etc. and must be applied more frequently as well.

Herbal Flea Control Repellent Mix

  • Dried peppermint
  • Eucalyptus
  • Bay Leaf Herbs
  • Marjoram
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Clove Buds
Crush your herbs well and fill a muslin bag or use it in the cedar chip mixture of your dog's bed. The muslin bags can be placed near your dogs bedding area.

Tick Herbal Remedy for Spritzing:

  • 2 drops of Lavender
  • 2 drops of Basil
  • 2 drops of Lemon
  • 2 drops of Opoponax (sweet myrrh)
  • 2 drops of Eucalyptus
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vodka
  • 1 cup of dried marjoram, eucalyptus, rosemary
  • 2 cups of water
Flea Herbal Remedy for Spritzing:

  • 2 drops of cedarwood
  • 2 drops of lemongrass
  • 2 drips of rose geranium
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vodka
  • 1 cup of dried peppermint, eucalyptus, bay leaf herbs
  • 1- 2 cups of water
Add the essential oils and vodka in a bottle, tighten the lid and shake well. Once the mixture is blended (should turn white), add apple cider vinegar. If you have some herbs mentioned above you can make an herbal tea to use in your spritzer. Here's how to make the tea

Boil 2-4 cups of water and remove from heat. Add your dried herbs in the water and let is simmer for 30 minutes. Once cool, drain and use instead of plain water in your spritzer. If you are using an herbal tea, this mixture must be kept in the refrigerator as the herbal teas have the tendency to go bad faster.

Once you have your spritzer you can use this by gently spraying it in to your dogs coat, legs, tummy and back. Rub it into the coat and apply it as necessary. Do not use any of the essential oils on your pets face or around nose, ears and eyes. Respect the sensitive nose he/she has and go easy when using aromatic substances such as essential oils. Coat Conditioner For Dogs

Rosemary herbs helps as natural flea control & conditions coat.

1 teaspoon dried Rosemary leaves (or 1 tablespoon of fresh rosemary) Bring to the boil 1 pint of water. Combine & steep for 10 minutes, covered. Strain & cool to body temperature. Pour it over your dog as a final rinse. Rub in and towel dry without further rinsing. When you first start using natural home remedies for flea pest control it all seems complicated and a bit overwhelming. Believe me, it isn't. Once you see what this does for your pets coat and how healthy your pets skin becomes, you'll be so glad you went that extra mile. You can also spray your carpets, beds, pillows and even your clothing. Try using the spray outdoors, around your home and garden with these mixes without the worry of contaminating your plants, lawn, or home. Before you know it those fleas and ticks are going to find a new home.


The statements made here have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure or prevent any disease. This notice is required by the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.


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