Getting rid of fleas on cats can be challenging, because we think that we’re over it, while actually we missed the eggs when we destroyed all the fleas adults. Soon after one week, the disaster comes back again.
How to get rid of fleas on cats actually can be done fast. Yet, you need to do it in some basic steps.
First, take care of your cat. Actually, everything can be less complicated if you just go to the vet and ask him/her to prescribe a medication for your cat. But things get complicated if you have kitten.
A kitten should be treated gently and carefully. A medication for cat adults somewhat can’t be used for baby cat. So it’s better to use natural treatment.
The most effective fleas repeller is actually lemon spray. Fleas hate citrus scent more than ever, so you can use that.
Lemon spray can be used in many ways. You can squeeze two lemons and mix the lemon juice with a cup of water, then pour to the bottle spray and spray it to all over your cat’s fur (don’t forget to rub it), or you can pour the lemon juice and water to a bowl and soak a flea comb in it.
After 15 minutes, comb your cat. Or, you can just spray the lemon juice right to the comb and start combing your cat gently.
Beside lemon, fleas also hate rosemary scent. In fact, it’s not only fleas, but also tick, lice, and such. Make rosemary water.
First, boil a cup of water. When it is boiling, put a handful of rosemary leaves and let the soak in the water for about 10 minutes (not more than 10 minutes or the water start to lose the scent). Let it cool down, then spray it to your cat.
White vinegar can also be an alternative. Dilute it into the water, then spray to your cat. But remember, vinegar contains high acidic, so never use it directly to the skin, be it to your cat or to your own.
Like other types of vinegar, the ratio of mixture should be 1:3, 1 drop of vinegar and 3 drops of water. Warning: the smell is not pleasant for human too.
After the cat is already cleaned, you need to clean the house as well to make sure there’s no remaining eggs left.
Vacuum, vacuum, and vacuum. It may take some times, but it’s worth your effort. Vacuuming your carpet, bedding, sofa, and other furniture will give so much help.
Lemon spray isn’t only meant for your cat only, but also for every crevice and nook in your house. After vacuuming carpet and furniture, it’s best to spray them with lemon juice as well.
Wash your pet bedding and your bed sheet, or even all your clothes in a hot water mixed with lemon water. Do this at least once a week, until you’re sure the fleas have been completely destroyed.
Try not to let your cat come inside your bedroom at least after the infestation is over.