Those things that we love about summer are still the same thing all manner of insects and other creatures love, too. Sometimes, our parts cross, and it doesn’t always end in a win for us.
The following remedies will help you to enjoy your summer without getting bit, stung, or preyed on by parasites.
Fleas can be a big nuisance, but the good news is that there are some natural home treatments that will get rid of fleas and keep them out of your house for good.
Garlic Remedy for Your Yard
Fleas don’t like garlic, and that makes garlic a great natural flea repellent that is safe to use both inside and outside our homes. It is also safe to be used on your pets.
- 8 to 10 heads of chopped garlic
- 1 gallon of hot water
- Place the garlic in a large glass pan, and pour the water over the top.
- Cover the mixture and let it steep for half a day (12 hours).
- Pour the mixture through a strainer into a sprayer that you can use for your garden
- Use and spray your lawn and garden area.
Do not use too heavily, as garlic might harm some of those beneficial bugs or insects you do need in your yard and garden. So, give everything a light spray and avoid soaking your grass or plants in the garlic liquid mixture.
Apple Cider Vinegar Spray
Most of our pet’s skin and coat are a bit acidic for fleas to find them inhabitable. You can easily accomplish this by spraying your pet with apple cider vinegar spray.
- 4 pounds of warm water
- 6 pounds of Apple Cider Vinegar, unfiltered and organic
- ¼ teaspoon of sea salt (or pink Himalayan salt).
- Mix the ingredients in a small spray bottle, and
- spray the coat and body of your pet on weekly basis, and make sure to avoid contact with the eyes or any open wounds.