Pet owners are really familiar with the sight of their pets bothered by ticks and fleas and they are willing to do anything in their power in order to see their pets feeling relieved, healthier and happier. If you too are owner of a pet you surely understand what’s our point here.
In this article you will learn how to make your own flea powder using only four ingredients. You can use this powder for your garden as well. It will repel and kill ticks, fleas, ants, spiders, mosquitoes and other insects. Feel free to use this powder on your pets because it is highly recommended by holistic vets.
As a contrast to a popular belief – fleas are not able to fly. Instead, they are easily passed from one pet to another, or from plants and furnishings onto pets. After your pet experiences flea bite, it will start scratching and itching.
Flea bite causes red circle occurrence, sometimes skin inflammation, hair loss or infection to your beloved four legged friend. Some chemical solutions may cause allergic reactions and even start resistance which can be overcome in time. Anyway, the method of using chemical solutions is less effective.
The following homemade remedy’s recipe consists of 4 ingredients. Each of these ingredients is well known to be an insect repellent. In addition, there is a short description of each ingredient:
Eucalyptus (eucalyptus citriodoro, eucalyptus globulus) is a well known natural insect and bug repellent. If you want to get rid of fleas in your home use eucalyptus oil, it will do the trick.
This oil is made from eucalyptus tree’s seeds and produces very strong scent unbearable for fleas and other insects. Studies showed that eucalyptus oil can sometimes be more effective than DEET. An additional benefit of eucalyptus oil – since it is an antiseptic, is the possibility to soothe bitten skin.
(Please remember that this ingredient must be omitted if you apply it to your cats because they are extremely sensitive to many essential oils. You should never let your pet ingest eucalyptus oil. Also, never allow your pet to chew on collars, bedding or toys which were treated with the oil directly).
In times of war in the past, yarrow used to be herb of vital existence. It represents a healing herb having anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to treat wounds. Yarrow also has anti-microbial and pain relieving effect. Pets suffering from flea infestation are likely to get new infected bites, but yarrow powder can help in soothing and healing the irritated skin by stopping the scratching and itching caused by the vicious circle.
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