Avoid Fleas and Ticks Forever With This Natural Remedy!

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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Natural Remedies For Fleas and Ticks

Fleas and Ticks have been around for eons. While they do not live as long as some other animals, they can definitely do some real damage in their short lifetime.

For instance, a flea can live up to 18 months in ideal conditions. And during that time, a female can lay as many as 5000 or more eggs!

So, it’s easy to see how one pesky flea can quickly out number us in a matter of days. (6)

Before the advent of dangerous, toxic chemicals as a means to get rid of or deter these parasites, nature provided us with everything we needed to get the job done—safely.

Some of these tried and true remedies are so effective, in fact, they rival commercial treatments that pose significant dangers to both your pet and your family.

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Here is one recipe that is both safe and effective and even better, it is easy to make and uses just three ingredients:

Herbal Flea and Tick Powder

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of food grade diatomaceous earth
  • 1/2 cup of yarrow powder
  • 1/2 cup of Neem powder

Directions:

Mix all of the ingredients in a container with a shaker top (a dollar store will have something suitable). Apply the powder directly to your pet’s dry fur and then brush it in to ensure it comes into contact with their skin. Always avoid your pet’s ears, nose and eyes as the powder can be an irritant to these areas. Make sure not to inhale the diatomaceous earth.

If your pet already has fleas (or you suspect they do—it can be hard to see them on thick and long coated animals) apply the powder 3-4 times a week until the fleas are gone (your pet should stop scratching). Also, make sure to apply powder to any place your pet frequents such as a bed or the carpet. Sprinkle a generous amount on the bed or carpeted area and leave for a few hours, then simply vacuum it up. As a preventative during tick and flea season, apply the powder to these areas at least once a month or more if you see any insects.

Also, make sure to apply powder to any place your pet frequents such as a bed or the carpet. Sprinkle a generous amount on the bed or carpeted area and leave for a few hours, then simply vacuum it up. As a preventative during tick and flea season, apply the powder to these areas at least once a month or more if you see any insects.

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