Homemade Flea Spray - 2 Easy Recipes

Homemade flea spray is the way to go if you want to save money, and know exactly what you are applying to your beloved pet.

These 2 easy-to-follow recipes use safe and totally natural ingredients.

The best thing about homemade spray is that you can use it as often as you like, and never worry about chemicals or pesticides being licked off the fur later.

And you may already have the ingredients for natural remedies for flea control waiting in your cupboard or pantry right now!

#1: Homemade Flea Spray With Vinegar

Have you ever been told that vinegar kills fleas? Well, fleas do hate vinegar. So much so that it makes a handy homemade flea spray.

A pet who has been soaked or doused in a vinegar mixture will not be nearly as tasty to fleas. Here is how to make it:

Simply find a clean spray bottle (one that has not been used with cleaning agents or anything similar) and fill it with 1/2 water and 1/2 apple cider vinegar.

We like the apple cider vinegar because cats and dogs tend to lick themselves after an application, and the taste is a bit less offensive to them. But white vinegar will work just as well.

Let your pet air dry (as long as it is warm enough) and repeat as often as you like.

#2: Homemade Flea Spray With Lemon:

Lemon is another natural, handy natural flea remedy.

It's really easy to make a lemon flea spray. Take a couple of lemons, one to three depending on how strong you want it to be, and slice them very thin, keeping the peel on.

Place the slices in a pint of water and bring it to a boil. Then let it steep overnight. Place the lemon infused water in a spray bottle and spray away!

For many more ideas on things to use around the home, don't forget to visit our page on homemade flea killers, too!

Effectiveness Of Homemade Flea Spray

Just like any product or method, there are folks who swear by homemade flea killers and those who report that it didn't work for them. When I tried it, I found a little of both to be true - it definitely was effective.

The fleas were much easier to remove in the bath and/or with a flea comb when the fur was drenched in these concoctions.

But, the homemade spray doesn't kill fleas on contact. It doesn't work like a pesticide. It is best used as a tool, along with other natural flea remedies to repel and get rid of fleas naturally.

As you probably know, getting rid of fleas naturally requires a proactive approach!

spray bottleChoose a new or only-used-with-water spray bottle for your homemade flea spray

Homemade flea spray is a handy weapon in your natural arsenal, but it will be more effective when combined with other natural flea control methods. Make sure you follow these tips as well:

  • Wash your cat or dog's bedding frequently in hot water
  • Wash area rugs where your pets likes to spend time
  • Vacuum every day, making sure to get in corners and between furniture cushions
  • A flea comb is an underrated and valuable tool!

Herbs Etc:

You may come across recommendations for homemade flea killers using herbs, roots, or oils. There is much to be said for these 

methods, but they should only be used by pet owners who have a very good understanding of herbal therapy!

Since it is essential to use the right herb, in the right amount, for the right ailment, this is best left to experienced pet owners. Never try these methods unless you are well versed in the matter and have consulted with a veterinarian.

For much more on natural flea remedies, homemade flea killers, and more, visit our related pages on natural flea control.

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