How To Kill Fleas Naturally
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How To Kill Fleas Naturally

Learning how to get rid of fleas naturally isn't very difficult at all. When harsh chemicals are used for the removal of fleas, we often kill off natural predators of the fleas. The use of topical flea medications on our pets are proving to be ineffective, leaving us with little options for flea control.

Taking the time to learn how to get rid of the fleas naturally will not only preserve our environments but keep us and our pets healthier. Lets take a look at some of the natural predators that fleas have and how we can use them to our benefit to kill the fleas naturally.

How to Kill Fleas Naturally Outside

Beneficial nematodes are a natural predator against fleas that we can use for outside flea prevention. In place of harsh chemical sprays, beneficial nematodes are little worm like critters that are used by organic farmers all the time. They kill off the bad bugs by filling them with a toxic bacterium directly in their body, this kills the bad bug in 24-48 hours after it's infected by the beneficial nematodes.

Fleas are one of those bad bugs that the nematode will go after. You can purchase these at your local stores, Walmart, Lowes or any agricultural store. You can also find these on-line and have them delivered right to your door. It is best to introduce the beneficial nematode in the very early spring before the flea eggs have a chance to wake due to warmer weather.

Flea eggs will lay dormant for up to a year, even in the cold outdoors, when the temperatures reach 70* or higher at night, the fleas will start to hatch and start their life cycle for another summer. When you add the beneficial nematode in early spring, they'll get a head start on the flea eggs, killing them before they even have a chance to hatch.

How to Kill Fleas Naturally Inside

Food grade Diatomaceous Earth, is an excellent natural way to kill fleas inside your home. The food grade diatomaceous earth is actually silica, tiny skeletal remains of aquatic organisms.

These remains are found on the bottoms of water sources, lakes, rivers and oceans. Although it looks like a soft powder material to the eye, it's deadly to the flea and all of it's life stages, egg, larvae and pupae stages.

The DE cuts the outer protective shell of the adult flea, exposing its inner body to the powder like substance, this powder actually dehydrates the flea by sucking the moisture right out of the body. The DE powder will do the same thing to the egg, larvae and pupa stages of the flea, breaking the fleas life stages and making your home a flea free environment.

How To Kill Fleas Naturally On Your Pet

OK, so we've treated the inside and outside of the home, not it's time to get the fleas off of your pets naturally. This isn't difficult but it will take some time on your part if you want to do it right. Whether you are killing the fleas on you puppy or dog, cat or kitten, using a natural flea regimen is much better for your pet than a chemical treatment. There are different ways to do this depending on the age of your pet and whether or not it's a cat or dog.

Living in a flea free environment can be done naturally.


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