by Doris Donnerman
(last updated February 17, 2009)
Fleas are pretty much disgusting. Especially when you have pets, fleas are definitely a concern; so, how then can you prevent and rid yourself of fleas in your yard, consequently preventing those fleas from dwelling on your pet. The method is quite simple actually and if you act now, you will most likely find success!
One of the easiest things you can do to prevent fleas from landing on your pet and to rid your pet of already residing fleas, then all you need to do is make up your own citrus based pet flea spray. You'll need orange peels, grapefruit peels, garlic cloves, rosemary, and water. The amount of orange and grapefruit peels depends primarily on the size of your dog. The larger your dog, the more orange and grapefruit peels you'll need. To actually mix up the flea spray put the orange peels, the grapefruit peel, three cloves of garlic, one tablespoon of rosemary, and one pint of water into a blender. You then need to blend it together until the ingredients are liquefied. You then just need to heat the mixture on a low heat for fifteen minutes at a simmer. Once the solution is cooled, you just need to strain it and put it in a spray bottle.
To use the spray, just spray your pet with the mixture, and be careful to avoid spraying their eyes. (If it does get into their eyes, flush their eyes out with water and go see your vet.) Please be advised that if a pet is very heavily infested with fleas then home remedy tips such as this should never replace the treatment that can be offered by your veterinary surgeon. They can very easily deal with a flea infestation and you will be making your pet feel a whole lot better.
Fleas are fun for no one, and so whatever you can do to prevent fleas from attaching themselves to your pet, you should do. Wiping out fleas using a homemade flea spray is one of the easiest ways to go about your flea extermination. Fleas are no fun, and if you can help your pet avoid them, then you'll be one great pet owner and you'll be left with a happy, flea-free dog!
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