Natural Ways to Safeguard Your Pets: 8 Strategies to Repel Fleas and Ticks

Bev Saunders
September 30, 2023

Natural Ways to Safeguard Your Pets: 8 Strategies to Repel Fleas and Ticks

Hey there pet lovers,

As fellow animal enthusiasts, we all want the best for our furry companions. And that includes keeping them safe from pesky parasites like fleas and ticks. While chemical preventives might seem like the go-to solution, they come with their fair share of risks, not just for our pets but for the environment too. Luckily, there are plenty of natural methods to repel these critters and keep our pets happy and healthy. Here are my top picks for safeguarding your beloved pets without resorting to harmful chemicals:

1. Nourish from Within: The foundation of a healthy pet is a balanced, species-appropriate fresh-food diet. A robust immune system is your pet’s best defense against parasites, so feed them right to keep them strong and resilient.

2. Citrus Power: Fleas hate citrus, so a spritz of fresh-squeezed lemon, orange, or grapefruit juice on your pet’s fur can work wonders. Just be cautious around their eyes and watch their fur brighten up too!

Try our Flea & Freshen Spritzer and Neem Fresh Shampoo

3. Regular Baths: Fleas don’t stand a chance in water. A warm bath for just five minutes can drown many fleas. Clean pets are less attractive to these pests, so make bath time a regular affair using natural, pet-safe shampoos like peppermint or neem.

4. Home Hygiene: Vacuum your home regularly, including carpets, floors, and furniture. Washing bed linens, pet bedding, and rugs frequently can also help eliminate fleas. Don’t forget to empty the vacuum canister immediately if fleas are present.

5. Natural Predators: Introduce nematodes, microscopic roundworms that feast on flea larvae, into your yard. Ladybugs are also natural flea predators and can be added to your garden. These tiny helpers can significantly reduce flea populations.

6. Essential Oils: Essential oils like geranium, lemongrass, neem, and catnip oil can deter fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. Remember to dilute the oils before applying them to your pets and never use them near their faces. Try our natural flea repellent

7. Protective Clothing: If you’re heading to tick-prone areas, consider dressing your pet in protective gear like doggy t-shirts or DIY leg warmers made from old socks. Comfort is key, so ensure your pet is at ease.

8. Food-Grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE): A light dusting of food-grade DE on carpets, floors, and pet bedding, as well as down your pet’s spine, can effectively kill fleas without harming your pet. Shop here for Diatomaceous Earth


DIY Pest Spray: Prepare a natural pest deterrent by mixing pure water, organic unfiltered apple cider vinegar, neem oil, and essential oils. Spritz your pets before outdoor adventures to keep the pests at bay.

Flea Comb: A handheld grooming tool that offers an affordable and nontoxic way to detect and remove fleas from your dog. A flea comb has very finely spaced teeth, and as you brush your dog with a flea comb, the comb collects fleas, flea eggs and flea dirt. Shop here for a flea comb

Flee Flea: Simply sprinkle on your pet’s food daily. Our mixture of healthy food ingredients will help boost your pets’ immunity. The stronger your pet’s immune system, the less appealing they are as a home for hungry fleas. Buy your Flee Flea here.

Flee Flea ingredients are high in vitamins and minerals and contain no chemicals. A healthy diet full of goodness with the addition of Flee Flea is probably the best protection you can give your pets.

Remember, prevention is the best cure. If you live in a high-risk area, combine natural methods with regular screening for tick-borne diseases. Stay proactive, keep your pets clean, and enjoy a flea and tick-free environment the natural way.

Here’s to happy, healthy, and pest-free pets!

Light micrograph of a dog flea, ^ICtenocephalides ^Icanis.