Keeping your pets free from fleas and ticks when the weather gets hot can be a challenge. Fleas thrive especially in hot, humid temperatures; And once your home is infested, it may take some flea and tick treatments over a few months to get rid of them. What you can do to prevent them in your home, and tips on how to get rid of ticks and fleas are:
Ways to get rid of ticks and fleas
Bath Your Pet regularly
An easy-to-make lemon bath will ensure your pet smells fresh and remarkably flea-free. Pour half a cup of lemon juice in two cups of water, then add soap or regular pet shampoo, a natural way to treat fleas in pets.
Any pet-friendly shampoo that produces lather will naturally kill any fleas that may be present. If you choose natural flea products, the best option is always to select an organic pet shampoo with no added chemicals. Soapy water is enough. Just let it sit for a few minutes while it does its job. It is a great way to kill existing fleas before moving on to flea prevention resources.
Wash your pet’s bedding in hot water.
Dry it to the highest level after each wash. You can take your pet’s bed to a dry cleaner, but make sure all cleaning chemicals are pet-friendly.
Vacuum all carpets, wooden floors, linoleum and tile floors, curtains, and upholstered furniture.
After vacuuming, immediately dispose of the vacuum cleaner bag in an outdoor trash can. It would be best if you cleaned regularly to make sure all phases are treated.
Fix up your garden.
One major thing to do to prevent fleas and ticks from cleaning your property. If you live in a house with a yard, it means you will have to trim your grass and bushes. Simple gardening is the opposite of fleas and tick’s attractions as they have fewer places to hide. Next, keep wild pets and wildlife from entering your yard and bringing your fleas with you. Possums, raccoons, and feral cats are the worst culprits. Invite these critters by omitting bowls of cat or dog food. Cut tall trees and shrubs that will allow wild animals to crawl into your attic. Seal openings to crawl spaces, garages, sheds, or lower decks where wild animals might live or stray dogs or cats might nest.
Use Alcohol to get rid of ticks and fleas
Rubbing alcohol kills fleas and ticks, but make sure you use it properly if you consume alcohol. Experts recommend placing fleas or ticks in a glass or jar filled with rubbing alcohol. Don’t pour the acid on a tick that’s on your dog. The tick clings to your dog, and the alcohol makes the tick spit out its venom,” he says. Instead, wear gloves to protect yourself from possible tick toxins. And remove the tick with tweezers. Grab the tick exactly where its mouthparts are attached to your dog’s fur and slowly pull it back. But does alcohol kill fleas? Only if they swim in it. Therefore, you would have to take them out one by one and drop them into a container of alcohol, which is not effective flea control. It would be best to never pour or spray it on your pet as so much alcohol can seriously damage it.
Pet tick spray to get rid of fleas and ticks
Tick sprays kill ticks quickly and offer short-term protection against fleas and ticks. Tick sprays are a good substitute for pets who fear bathing. Read the product label to determine how much spray to use for the size of your pet. Wear gloves, spray the animal and rub the spray on the animal’s fur. Some sprays may have a strong odor that the pet (or its owner!) should go away within a few hours. As always, look out for age and species restrictions on the product label.