There are some ways to prevent and get rid of fleas on your cats. But knowing what is best and fit to your cats is in your hand. Here we share you some ways of natural flea control for cats.
Natural flea control for cats
Have a regular bath to your cat. Once you have noticed that fleas already stayed in your cats, the first preventative measure you can do is by having regular bath to your cats using cat’s shampoo. Before your cats have a bath, you must pay do a quick step by lathering up the soap, recommended one is unscented castile soap, around cat’s neck and ear to avoid the fleas fleeing to the dry ground of his head. Afterwards, you can comb through his body using a fine tooth comb.
Flea comb. Don’t forget to always comb your cats around his neck to tail. To avoid fleas staying from your cats’ body, you can dip the comb into some water added by lemon as fleas hate the overwhelming smell of lemon. And you get the pests out with the comb while leaving a lingering aroma of lemon that will make the fleas from returning.
Set up flea trap. You can set up a dish of water under a light next to the cats sleep. Fleas are fond of attaching to the warmth of the light and will be drawn in the soapy water. Another option is you can purchase an electric trap.
Wash your cat’s bedding. It is very important for you cat’s owner to pay attention to the cleanliness of your cat’s bedding. If you wash their bedding and blanket regularly, this at least will prevent fleas to come. It is suggested that you wash the blanket or bedding using hot water and let them dry under the hot UV.
Do strong vacuum regularly. Another step to get rid of the fleas is by vacuuming your indoor room frequently. You can place a mothball in your vacuum bag to removing the fleas in hidden spots. After using it, don’t forget to always empty the your dust receptacle outside the home and washing it before reused.
Use diatomaceous earth. Spray the diatomaceous earth which belong food-gradeon your floor, carpet and leave it for some time, then when you start vacuuming the fleas will die. If you have problem with your respiratory, remember you have to use a mask cover your mouth , nose as it is harmful and most Diatomaceous earth contains toxic chemicals.
Keep your yard clean. You can cut the lawn short, and remove any debris such as brush piles and if possible have some worms in the yard since they love to eat such flea larvae.
No garlics for cats. Some people may think that garlic is an effective way to get rid off the fleas as a flea control. But fact is a lot of people don’t know that it is wrong way, never give any garlic to your cat as it is highly toxic to them and garlic can cause different problem to your cats’ health.
Another important natural flea control is the use of essential oil either you use it in their food or you spray it on his fur. But before ding this you must be aware that there are some essential oil which the substances also are toxic to cats. That’s why you are advised to ask to your local vet regarding this use of essential oil. Use only recommended essential oil for your cat to keep your pets healthy and free from fleas.