Non-Toxic Flea and Tick Guards, plus Dr. Jones’ new Homemade Flea Spray!

For many pet owners, the thought of using harsh chemicals on their beloved animals is a concerning one. This is why I’m excited to share with you some of the most effective natural strategies I’ve used and recommended over the years to keep these pesky critters at bay.

Today, we’re diving into an often overlooked but vitally important aspect of pet health—natural flea and tick control.

Let’s dive into natural methods that can keep your pets pest-free.

1. Simple Tools and Techniques

Flea Comb: A simple $1 flea comb is your first line of defense. Regular use can help in early detection and removal of fleas, especially from critical areas like the back of the ears, armpits, and groin. It’s not just about detecting fleas; it’s also about preventing their spread and ensuring your pet’s comfort.

2. Natural Repellents

Bad-Smelling Herbs: Herbs like pennyroyal and catnip are not just for your garden; they work wonders in repelling fleas due to their strong aromas. Scientific studies have validated their effectiveness, making them a great natural alternative to chemical repellents.

Chinchilla Dust (Diatomaceous Earth): Safe application of diatomaceous earth on your pets and around your home can be a game-changer. It works by dehydrating the fleas, effectively reducing infestations without harsh chemicals.

3. Environmental Control

Natural Control in Your Yard: Utilizing beneficial nematodes in your yard targets flea larvae and pupae before they can mature into adults, disrupting their life cycle right in your backyard.

Dehumidify: Fleas thrive in humid environments. By using a dehumidifier, you can make your home less hospitable to these pests, thereby breaking their life cycle.

4. Making Your Pet Less Appealing to Pests

Make Your Pet Taste Bad: Natural supplements like garlic and brewer’s yeast can make your pet less appealing to fleas. However, it’s important to use these with caution, especially in cats, to avoid any adverse effects.

5. Essential Oil Sprays

Cedarwood Oil Spray: Cedarwood oil is an excellent natural flea repellent. I recommend using it cautiously, particularly with cats and small dogs, to avoid any sensitivity.

6. Herbal Remedies

Natural Pyrethrins from Feverfew Flowers: Feverfew is not just a pretty plant; it contains natural pyrethrins that are effective flea repellents. I’ll teach you how to harness these flowers to keep your pets safe.

7. Dr. Jones’ Best Ever Natural Flea and Tick Repellent Spray

Ingredients and Benefits:

  • Neem Oil: Known for its repellent properties and safety.
  • Cedarwood Oil: Effective and safe for use around pets.
  • Coconut Oil: Adds anti-inflammatory benefits and enhances repellency.
  • Witch Hazel with Aloe: Soothes skin and acts as a mild astringent.
  • Castile Soap: Helps emulsify the oils and acts as a gentle flea killer.

Recipe and Application: I’ll provide a step-by-step guide on how to mix these ingredients effectively and safely apply the spray to your pets.

 

Embracing natural methods for flea and tick prevention not only aligns with a holistic approach to pet health but also reduces the chemical load on their bodies and in our environment. I encourage you to try my homemade flea and tick spray and share your experiences. Together, we can keep our pets healthy and pest-free naturally.

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2 thoughts on “Non-Toxic Flea and Tick Guards, plus Dr. Jones’ new Homemade Flea Spray!”

  1. Hi Dr. Jones,

    The recipe in the video doesn’t mention Castile soap. How much Castile soap should we add to the Neem Oil recipe?

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