21 May 2007

How to get rid of fleas without the use of pesticides*

Some more great tips from the UPCI’s Healthy Choices Healthy Lives magazine:

Fleeing From Fleas

  • Thoroughly clean pet beds and resting areas both indoors and outdoors in hot soapy water
  • Thoroughly and regularly vacuum floors, rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture, and crevices around corners to remove flea eggs and larvae
  • Place vacuum bags in a sealed bag and throw out since flea eggs and larvae can survive inside the bags
  • Use a special comb to remove fleas from your pet and comb on regular intervals to reduce occurrence of fleas
  • Spray your pet daily with a 50/50 mixture of white vinegar and water
  • Use an enzyme shampoo on your pet
  • Mix brewer’s yeast, or vitamin B or garlic tablets in with pet food.
  • Rub animal’s coat with fennel, rue, and rosemary
  • Place eucalyptus seeds and leaves where the animal sleeps

*As a last resort and after consulting with a veterinarian, use topical liquid spot treatment


  • Anonymous
    May 23, 2007 Reply

    so now your too good for fleas then ?

  • Ms. Wakame
    May 23, 2007 Reply

    That’s what this post is all about. Instead of killing them we just make sure they know they’re unwelcome in our middleclass neighbourhoods.

  • Ken
    May 22, 2007 Reply

    but livvie, what about the fleas? how are they supposed to live in this big bad world?

  • nykki
    May 22, 2007 Reply

    Thanks! I’ve been wondering for year how to get rid of my fleas. LMAO.

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