If you believe fleas have invaded your home, assess the damage by adding a few drops of dish detergent to a plate filled with water. Attracted to the light, fleas will jump into the plate and drown.
Just one bite can cause an allergic reaction known as flea allergy dermatitis. Other signs include reddened skin, scabs, generalized hair loss, and hot spots.
In the home, you can sprinkle under furniture, as well as in wall cracks and crevices.
Plant the herb called tansy around your pet’s most frequented places in the exterior of your home and backyard to repel fleas.
When your pet suffers the bite of many fleas, it’s time for an essential oil bath – a more natural alterative to chemical-based flea dips.
Choose tea tree, rosemary, or lavender essential oils for the best results.