I can’t take credit for this amazing flea spray. It’s the brainchild of Modern Alternative Health but I want to share it because it works, it really works.
Living in the beautiful Caribbean, I don’t feel part of nature so much as constantly battling against it.
We’ve an almost constant tide of nasties – cockroaches, ants, mice, ticks….and fleas.
Poor Dog is a magnet for these tiny pests and so we find ourselves in an endless cycle of horror which goes a little something like this:
- Get Dog an expensive flea/tick collar.
- About a week after the fitting of aforementioned expensive collar notice fleas running through his fur.
- Curse long and loud, gnash teeth, pull out hair and wish all manner of terrible things on the makers of expensive flea collar, their children, and their children’s children.
- Wash Dog, wash Dog’s bedding, wash floors, wash ourselves, resist the urge to give everyone entering the house a bleach bath.
- Buy different, expensive flea collar.
Repeat ad infinitum.
I was desperate to find a natural alternative, not only for Dog but us too and (saints be praised) this flea spray did the trick.
Chop two lemons and transfer the pieces to a large bowl. Boil two cups of water and pour over the lemon pieces. Stir then leave overnight.
Strain the liquid and transfer into a spray bottle.
Liberally spray your pet/his bed and blankets twice a day.
NB: I should add that this worked on Dog primarily as a deterrent. I applied it after he had a flea bath and his bedding was washed. It stopped the critters coming back. I’ve no idea how it would work on its own.
Weigh in: what natural pest repellents have you tried? Is your pet a pest hotel? Any horrific tales of creepy crawly invaders?