You've done everything you know to do for your pet without subjecting him to the dangerous chemical flea control products. Despite your best efforts, though, the fleas keep coming back. You're frustrated and tired of fighting what you believe is a no-ending battle. So, what do you do? Maybe these home flea remedies will ease your stress and leave you with the happy and healthy pet that you had before the fleas took over.

Home Flea Remedies for the Frustrated Pet Owner

Fetch the Dawn dishwashing liquid from the kitchen, and then scoop your beloved pet into your arms and carry him to the sink or bathtub. Lather your pet good, and then let the Dawn sit for at least 10 minutes before rinsing it off.

Why Dawn? It kills fleas instantly! That's right, you'll wipe those fleas out in no time with Dawn!

Although Dawn will kill the fleas, those annoying little critters may return later, especially if you don't treat your home and wash all the linens your furry friend has slept on. Therefore, it's a good idea to bathe your pet at least once a week or once every other week to keep the fleas under control. A natural flea collar will also help keep your pet from becoming infested with fleas.

After you bathe your pet with Dawn dishwashing liquid, follow up with a flea comb to remove any dead fleas that were left behind. You can find flea combs at your local pet store.

"You can make an effective flea repellent from lemon by cutting it into quarters and immersing it in boiling water. This is then steeped overnight to get you the repellent. By spraying this all over your pet, especially behind the ears and generally around the head, and also at the base of the tail and the armpits, you can rid it of fleas," the author of Grandma'sHomeRemedies.com explains.

Have you ever walked into someone's home and been blown away by the smell of mothballs? Well, most people use the mothballs to keep moths, mice and other pesky critters at bay, but mothballs are great home flea remedies as well. What's that? You don't want your home to have that nasty smell? No problem, just don't go overboard on the quantity of mothballs that you use.

Another common home flea remedy for pets involves a spray bottle, vinegar and water. Fill the spray bottle with half vinegar and half water. Next, spray the mixture onto your pet, using your hand to rub it in well. Lastly, don't rinse; let the mixture remain. It will dry over time.

A final solution to your flea dilemma is as simple as adding garlic to each of your pet's meals, and once a week add Sulphur. Keep in mind, this home flea remedy will not have an instant effect, but it will help to keep the fleas off your pet. That said, you might consider using one of the home flea remedies that kills instantly, and follow up with this remedy to keep the fleas from returning.

Author's Bio: 

Misti Sandefur is a full-time freelance writer with over 10 years writing, editing and research experience. She writes feature articles, SEO content and blog content for businesses, webmasters, CEOs and others. Her areas of expertise include natural flea control, parenting, frugal shopping and more.

In her spare time, Misti enjoys spending time with her husband and three teenage children. She also loves playing with her ferret, Blue Heeler and two Pomeranians.