Has your dog been itching lately? Have you been itching lately? Then you will want to know how to get kill off fleas in your house. If your dog has been itching and plops down on his bed and you see those nasty fleas jumping around, then it is time to attack the problem at the source.
But if you have been putting off this job in the house, because you don't want to introduce harsh chemicals to your pet or your house, or be exposed to them yourself, then try this natural method first.
The first thing to do, is to give your dog a good bath. You may need help with this part, depending on the dogs personality and if he likes a bath.
Try this natural recipe. Take a 1/2 cup of white vinegar and 1/2 cup of dawn dishwashing soap. Mix this into a laundry tub or dog tub with warm water and really give your pooch a good wash, but be careful of his eyes, and really give him a good scrub with your hands right to the base of the fur. As you let out the water, you should notice some dead fleas!
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Wash Brush and Comb
But before you let out the wash water, throw your dog brush and comb in there to kill them off. To get to get them out of the house, you need to wash everything to do with a dog, so by washing the brush and comb, you will stop a re-infection, especially if you brush them all the time and didn't not realize he had fleas. They may still be living in the brush and comb.
Now give your dog a good rinse, and rinse the brush and comb. Now towel dry your dog and instantly throw the towel in the washer. Now brush you dog. And let him sit on another dry towel. (which you will wash as well)
Wash all His Bedding
Washing all your pets bedding, you are now going to have to find all his bedding and blankets and throw them in the washer and pour in your regular detergent and then use 1/2 cup of white vinegar in the rinse cycle.
If you can wash any area rugs in your house this will help to kill them in the house. But if you have carpets that cant be washed, then try giving a good sprinkle of baking soda, letting it sit for 10 minutes, and then vacuum. Do this every day, and make sure to empty the vacuum bag or container outside.
If you have a dog bed that can't really be fully washed, then you can try bagging it in a garbage bag and putting it in the freezer for a couple of days. This should kill the fleas.
Killing fleas in the house, will take a couple of days, but you can win the battle without using chemical warfare. Try this before you resort to chemicals. If you can catch the fleas early before they really get a good hold in your house, and at your ankles, then you will have won the war, and have a nice clean dog and sweet smelling house as a bonus!