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Chemical-based flea-treatments that are available in the market are quite effective, for sure, but sometimes their success can be followed by side-effects and unnecessary exposure to chemicals and toxins. Moreover, they aren’t very cheap, so not all the pet parents can afford them.

Due to any such reasons, if you are also looking for natural and safe alternative flea treatments to save your beloved pets from unwanted troubles, we have some safe alternative flea treatment options for you which you can ‘Do It Yourself’ at home using the basic kitchen ingredients.

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Given below are a few super easy recipes for some highly effective homemade DIY flea sprays, which are not only safer to use but can also help you to save your hard-earned money!

1. DIY Lemon and Rosemary Spray

This spray is easy to prepare, and its natural ingredients are proven to keep the fleas at bay.

What you’ll need?

Water, Lemon, Rosemary, Spray bottle

How to prepare?

  • Bring a small-sized pot of water (8 oz.) to boil
  • In the meantime, cut a lemon into 4 equal halves and add it to the boiling water
  • Now add a few sprigs of rosemary to the pot and let it boil for a few minutes
  • Turn off the flame, and let the broth cool down
  • Strain the solution and pour it into a spray bottle for use

How to use it?

Spray your pet’s bedding and play area twice a day. Lemons can be unsafe for a pet’s consumption, so make sure they don’t ingest the spray accidentally.

2. DIY Apple Cider Vinegar Spray

This is one of the most popular, safe, and effective homemade sprays for fleas, and super easy to whip up in your kitchen within a few minutes.

What you’ll need?

Warm water, Apple cider vinegar, Salt, Baking Soda, Spray bottle

How to prepare?

  • Put 8 oz. of Apple cider vinegar, half a tsp of salt, and the same amount of baking soda in an empty spray bottle
  • Now slowly add 4 oz of warm water to the bottle. Be careful while doing this, and preferably do it over a sink, as the ingredients are going to react
  • Once done, store the spray bottle in a cool and dry place

How to use it?

Lightly spray your pet’s bedding and play area. You can also spray it on your pet’s fur and skin but, be careful to avoid the face and eye area. You can also massage the spray to work it down the skin but again, do not use it on open or broken skin.

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3. DIY Neem Oil Spray:

Neem is medically proven to be a remedy for many problems, and one of them is fighting off the fleas! It is a natural insect repellent and an underrated flea treatment.

What you’ll need?

Neem oil (you can easily acquire neem oil from India or Sri-lanka), Warm water, Spray bottle

How to prepare?

  • Mix a small amount of neem oil with lukewarm water and let the solution cool
  • Pour the solution into a spray bottle and store it in a cool and dry place

How to use it?

You can use it the same way as you would use a commercially available one.

4. DIY Essential Oil Spray:

Some essential oils are highly efficient against fleas. Non-toxic essential oils like lavender, peppermint, rosemary, citronella, eucalyptus, etc. are excellent flea repellents!

What you’ll need?

Any Essential oil of your choice, water

How to prepare?

  • Mix a few drops of essential oil to 8 oz. of water to dilute it
  • Pour the solution into a spray bottle and store it in a cool and dry place

How to use it?

Spray it on your pet’s fur, skin and bedding area, but be careful to avoid the face and eye area. You can also massage the spray to work it down the skin but again, do not use it on open or broken skin.

Final Words

DIY flea sprays are not only fun to prepare, but can also give you a wave of relief that your pet is not being exposed to harmful chemicals. These DIY Flea sprays are 100% natural and safe to use, but it is always good to be on the safer side by taking a vet’s opinion before using any of these treatments.

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Author

Jesse McDaniel is an animal activist that raises concerns and spreads awareness regarding pet health issues. She is also a self-proclaimed pet lover who tends to support many pet shelters, assisting them with supplies and medical aid on a regular basis.