Tired of Fleas? Simple Cost Effective Safe Way to Eliminate Fleas for Good
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Tired of Fleas? Simple Cost Effective Safe Way to Eliminate Fleas for Good

Keep your animals flea free

What can happen if your animal has lots of fleas and itches all the time? If you are an animal lover then you know the problem with fleas.  Once they attach to your dog or cat watch out.

A flea:

  1. 1/12 to 1/6" in size
  2. They are flat
  3. They suck blood
  4. They are dark or reddish brown
  5. they have 6 legs and do not fly but they jump or hop
  6. They can live anywhere in your carpet , in your bed, on your couch and of course on anything alive
  7. They are also best known for spreading the Bubonic Plague
  8. they can transmit bacterial disease
  9. they can cause allerigic reactions
  10. Fleas can live for about 100 days.
  11. They can jump up to 8" high
  12. A pair of fleas will produce 400 to 500 babies in their life.

So now that you know a few facts about fleas, you can see the importance of getting rid of them quickly. 

Basic math:

  • 50 fleas in your house
  • 25 to pair up and mate
  • each pair produce 400-500 in a hundred day span
  • You now have 10,000 to 12,500 fleas in your house. (and that just continues)

Therein lies the problem, you have to get rid of all the fleas and not just the adult fleas or you are still infested.

What Not to use!

  • You do not want to use a chemical based eliminator as that can harm your animals
  • You do not want heavy duty insecticide as that can kill your animals
  • You also do not want your children to be exposed to these chemicals
  • You don't want to bomb your house and have to leave for hours before coming back
  • And then you don't want to leave your windows open after bombing as more fleas will come in.

So then what should you use and how should you apply it?

  • A natural method
  • There is a product I highly recommend called orange guard
  • You can find this at ace hardware outlet online for the best price
  • You can also find this at most hardware stores.
  • You don't need to use tons of it
  • It is totally safe
  • Non toxic
  • Smells like oranges

How to use:

  1. Because this is non toxic you can use it everywhere.
  2. It will not harm you, your pets or you children in anyway
  3. it comes in a spray gallon so it is easy to apply

Where to use:

  1. Under cabinets
  2. pets beds
  3. directly on your carpet
  4. Directly on your furniture (will not stain or hurt it)
  5. Dark warm spots
  6. Laundry baskets
  7. Closets
  8. And of course spray around the yard at least 10 feet from the house out.

Your house will smell like oranges and that can be a little strong but believe me it is worth it.  Fleas die immediately.

Now as an extra I also use a dryer sheet and spray some on that and then rub my dogs and cats down with the dryer sheet.  They like the smell and will run around when you are finished as if they just got a treat.

And the best part is you will only need to spray once a month and this stuff also eliminates

  • cockroaches
  • spider
  • ticks
  • knats
  • all insects

I also like to spray the bushes around my house and the trees.

Another way to really help your pets is to make sure they are covered with heart medicine for heartworms.  Now I bring this up as Advantage carries a heart guard that also help eliminate fleas.  So they try to jump on your animal and then jump back off.

Since I have been using the orange Guard I no longer have roaches, fleas, occasionally a spider...but thats it.

Flea collars

Another more popular method today in 2017 is using a flea collar. Flea collars have been around for a long time and have been proven to be safe for both dogs and cats. In additions you can talk to your veterinarian about the new flea pills that can keep your pets free of fleas and the problems fleas can cause.

In addition there are shampoos and spot on treatments that can also keep your dog or cat free of fleas. Newer designs like Seresto work for up to 8 months. And Sentinel also carries many products to keep fleas away from your dog and cat. If you live in a hot, humid and wooded area, you need to pay particular attention,

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Comments (5)

Hello ... I wrote an article about insect infectious diseases, but this is intense. Thanks Lori. TY

great article thanks so much

A few drops of apple cider vinegar in the pet's water bowl can help discourage fleas but would not have much affect against a full blown infestation. I have never heard of Orange Guard and doubt I can even buy it where I live. I'll keep my eye open for it now, though.

Patty Spencer

I have my home and yard treated every 3 months. I still have fleas they are really bad outside. My neighbors do not have this problem just my yard. I have one dog and he is treated regularly and have always done so. What has caused this large flea infestation. and how can I get rid of it once in for all.


I don't have pets, but somehow my house, garage, and my car have been infested with fleas. I want to avoid chemicals inside the house, because I have 2 young kids in the house. I have been cleaning and cleaning, and now my car and house is finally clean. Just the garage - each time we go in, we got about 3-4 hopped on us. Recently I was advised by the pest control to spray Orange Guard in the garage. But I believe we need to probably spray it once a week, until we break the life cycle of fleas.