In your home use: Boric Acid + Vacuum
Boric Acid is a natural insecticide. Sprinkle Boric Acid on all surfaces that your dog has been on — including carpet, furniture, and hardwood flooring. The Boric Acid kills fleas and the larvae by dehydrating them and drying them out. Let it set at least overnight… or longer. Then vacuum it up.
On the dog: Rosemary Flea Dip
Combine 2 cups of fresh Rosemary leaves and 2 pints of boiling water. Allow the mixture to boil for 30 minutes. Strain the Rosemary leaves out and discard them.
Add 6 pints of warm water to the mixture to make 1 gallon of flea dip. As long as it’s not too hot, slowly pour the mixture over your dog’s coat (either in the bathtub or outside, if it’s hot out). Don’t rinse; just let your dog dry naturally.
In addition to repelling fleas, the Rosemary is an anti-inflammatory, so it canhelp relieve itching and scratching.
On the dog: Lemon Spray
Cut a lemon into 4 sections (including the peel) and place them in a glass jug. Pour boiling water over the lemon wedges, and leave it overnight. The next morning, pour the lemon water into a clean spray bottle and spray your dog’s coat with it. Make sure to get behind your dog’s ears, all around his head (but not near the eyes), under his armpits, and around the base of his tail. Just be careful not to spray on tender parts!