how to get rid of fleas

Advantage Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs

Collars, Sprays, Baths and Bombing Don’t Work

I have owned pets for more than 40 years and up until a few years ago, fleas were always a huge problem.  I tried flea collars, flea sprays and baths with flea shampoo.  In my experience, those things just never (ever) worked. Maybe it reduced the number of fleas – that is, if I hadn’t used those things, maybe my flea problems would’ve been worse.  But never once did any of these things eliminate the fleas.  Not even the flea bombs.  So many times I went through all those steps, only to continue to struggle with fleas.  I once had  tiny kitten die because of fleas.  Fleas can be so dangerous for your pets!

How to Get Rid of Dog Fleas and Ticks – Here’s What Does Work!

Advantage Flea and Tick Prevention for DogsAs far as store-bought flea treatments, I have found Advantage Flea and Tick Prevention for Dogs to be the best.  You put it on the back of your pet’s neck monthly during flea season and here’s what it does:

It kills any fleas on the animal, within about one day in my experience

It kills any fleas in the house.  I don’t know how it does this – perhaps fleas just keep jumping on your pet(s) and then the Advantage kills them.

It prevents any fleas from living in your house or on your pet.

Advantage absolutely works.  You can read my complete review of this product HERE.

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If You Prefer a Natural Remedy for Flea Control

Advantage Flea and Tick Prevention for DogsJust this year, I found out that lemon juice repels fleas.  As much as I trust Advantage to do the job quickly and thoroughly, I’ve been leaning more and more lately toward natural remedies, both for me and my pets.  So I’m thrilled to offer this as a natural remedy for flea control for your pets – Lemon Juice!

Simply slice one lemon and boil it in about 2 cups of water for about 5 minutes.  Then turn off the heat and let it steep overnight.  In the morning, pour the juice into a spray bottle and spray your pet with it.  (Be careful not to spray near your pet’s eyes).  Just slightly dampen your pet’s coat with the lemon juice – and that’s it!  It acts as a natural flea deterrent (maybe they don’t like the smell, or the taste, or both?), plus it keeps your pet smelling fresh.  Also, it’s safe if your pet licks it. 🙂  I wish I would’ve known about this years ago!

Share Your Ideas!

What flea products do you use? What works? What doesn’t?  Please leave a comment below!  Debra

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