Fleas are a pest that will affect not only the pets in your life but can affect you too. When it comes to fleas, they will suck on the blood of any organism around them. However, they are especially troublesome to cats and dogs because they can give them some intense skin problems. Thus, you will want to try your best to get rid of fleas as soon as you know they are an issue in your pet’s life. Organic flea control will help you with this.
If you have a flea problem, you should consider getting rid of them organically. Chemicals can be especially harmful to the environment and can negatively affect your and your pets. Additionally, throughout time, fleas can build up a tolerance or resistance to chemicals. Then, once this happens, you will have to invest in even stronger chemicals, which in turn is even more dangerous. Consequently, not only are pets suffering from annoying fleas trying to bit them, but they have to deal with increased levels of chemicals in the house. Thus, the organic flea control approach is a safer bet than to fill your house full of synthetic chemicals. Nontoxic or chemical-free flea control is not only a safer option to go with, but it can end up saving you money in the long run.
Flea combs are one of the most basic and successful ways to control fleas in the home. These combs are generally stainless steel and have teeth that are close together. These combs are specifically designed to remove fleas and eggs from your cat or dog’s hair. Most flea combs have one side of finer teeth to deal with animals with fine hair. When you use the comb, you want to make sure that you check the comb and remove the fleas, placing them into a container full of soap and water. After each combing, the number of fleas that you remove should decrease. If the number increases, then you may need to try other organic flea control methods because the one you are using its not curbing flea production.
You can also invest in an organic flea bath. This, along with combing, can help to reduce the number of fleas on your pet. Invest in some organic soap and wash the pet thoroughly. If you want, you can try and clean the cat or dog first with regular soap and water, but if things do not improve, there are a number of organic flea bath soaps available in today’s market.
In addition to the above methods of flea control, you can also change your cat or dog’s diet. This can help relieve a pet’s itching and irritated skin. There are also plenty of lotions to use to help soothe an animal and reduce the flea population.