Get rid of those nasty fleas the healthy, natural way! Make an easy homemade flea repellent for your home with a few simple, inexpensive ingredients you most likely have on hand.
Homemade flea repellent for home
Is your best bud infesting your house with fleas too? I hate it when that happens! But ever since I used this homemade flea repellent I’m a lot more relaxed and opened about allowing our dog to spend time in the house with us (he’s more of an outdoorsy kind of guy now!).
Ozzy is a super hyper dog, always so curious about every little thing around him so he loves to explore a lot. And one day, while sniffing this and that, he got real close to a big flock of sheep who turned out to be full of fleas. Imagine the horror when he came back home! There were fleas everywhere and we only noticed it when he already got in the house and started scratching like it’s nobody’s business. I decided to take a natural approach instead of the “heavy duty” commercial solution, mainly because I love my doggy as much as I love my family. Since I would never expose my family to chemicals when there’s a natural, healthier solution, I thought the same should apply to our dog too. So I made this natural flea repellent.
But for that to work at full capacity I had to apply the same method to our house too. Fleas love carpets and since doggy boy spent a pretty nice amount of time on the carpets around the house, there were fleas everywhere. Luckily we don’t have so many carpets so the cleaning wasn’t such a burden.
Do you need a flea repellent for home too? I totally recommend using this homemade flea repellent powder. It will not put your family at risk and will have great, immediate results (well…within 24 hours). I used Borax, Baking soda, Salt and lemon essential oils from Young Living. Borax and baking soda will kill the adult fleas, the salt will dry up the eggs and the essential oils will make your house smell absolutely divine! Plus if you use lemon or lavender scents, these are natural flea repellents so any possible unwanted visitors will stay away from your house. The best flea repellent ever!
I sprinkled this homemade flea killer for house on all carpets and left it to work for 24 hours. I even sprinkled it on our mattress. Meanwhile I applied the dog flea repellent on my dog so the fleas wouldn’t have any chance of survival. After 24 hours, I vacuumed, threw the sack away and cleaned the furniture. Then I sprayed some of the natural flea repellent I used for the dog around the house. We got rid of all the fleas because we caught it on time. But if you are not as lucky, you may need to repeat the process at regular intervals.
Homemade flea repellent
- 4 tablespoons borax
- 6 tablespoons very fine salt
- 6 tablespoons baking soda
- 30 drops lemon essential oil (or lavender, peppermint, tea tree, orange)
- empty jar with a plastic lid
- Mix all dry ingredients in a large bowl.
- Add essential oils and mix well until no clumps are left.
- Take the jar and pierce a few holes through the plastic lid.
- Pour the homemade flea repellent into the jar, tightly screw the lid on and start sprinkling the mixture on carpets.
- Leave on for 24 hr then thoroughly vacuum clean.
- Clean the vacuum cleaner right afterwards to make sure fleas are completely removed from the house.
I hope this homemade flea repellent for home will work for you as great as it has been for us. Please let me know your feedback if you get to use this powder mix.
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