how to get rid of fleas naturally??

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  1. OHhappychicks

    OHhappychicks Overrun With Chickens

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    Does anyone know of a good surefire natural way to get rid of fleas on a dog without using chemicals? My DD has a rental home and the people moved out and the house was infested with fleas and the dog was only in the house less than a few minutes and has fleas! She is an indoor dog when she is with my DD. They also have 2 indoor cats and they didn't want to take the fleas home with the dog to give to the cats. We have only found about 6-8 on her since last sunday when she had her last bath, but my DD doesn't want to take her home until all of them are gone. We don't want to give her anymore chemicals because of the rash and raw places she has been scratching. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks for any and all comments!
     
  2. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck, because I dont think there is [​IMG]
    Not a 100% grantee at least.
     
  3. OHhappychicks

    OHhappychicks Overrun With Chickens

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  4. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are just on her, you can bathe her and just let the soap sit, even dish soap wil work. Let it set for at least five minutes, and it should smother the fleas. 50/50 listerine (generic is fine, but must be yellow kind) and water is good afterwards. Make a few cups of it and sponge it on her nice and heavy, then keep a spray bottle for applying to her raw spots. The antiseptic properties will help those too. For treating the house, DE is great.
     
  5. animalpro24

    animalpro24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure on what to use on her, but you could (if she sleeps in one room) put a bowl of soapy water on the floor where she stays at night. Make sure the sides of the bowl aren't high, You could even use a plate. This should control her flea problem a little.
     
  6. Lacey1988

    Lacey1988 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anything with lemon in it...for some reason fleas hate lemon
     
  7. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    What about food grade diatomaceous earth? It works for the chickens and is 100% natural. I imagine it could be vacuumed up, but wear a mask!
     
  8. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Correct. Fleas are an awful parasite, but not perfect. Imperfect because they transfer other parasites that slowly starve the source of their food, the host (like tapeworm). And, in the end, a good flea infestation will in fact kill the host.
    I am forever am advocate for natural products, but fleas need a better solution.
     
  9. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Naturally you'd use flea shampoo.
     
  10. MiddleChild

    MiddleChild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get a cheap desk lamp with a 40-watt bulb and one of those glue mousetraps. Put the trap where the fleas hang out and bend the lamp so the bulb is near the sticky surface. Works well when the room is empty - the bulb will be the only heat source, fleas will congregate and drop to the glue. Better than water, in my opinion, since I can't kick it over.
     

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