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Bow Wowza, I hate fleas! Luckily, using Diatomaceous Earth is the easiest flea killer.
They make me itchy, bumpy, which means no pets, loves or sleeping on mom’s bed! All dogs should get to sleep with mom!
Seriously fleas are just gross!
After searching for safe, non-toxic ways to deal with fleas, we found a natural flea killer.
You may have heard that it’s a natural flea and tick repellant.
Because it’s natural is exactly why I use and recommend Diatomaceous Earth as a natural flea killer.
3 Ways to use Diatomaceous Earth to Control fleas?
First, the best way to kill fleas and unwanted pests is by sprinkling it on your lawn.
Sprinkling on your lawn and garden it will keep away fleas, slugs, ants, termites, and many other pests.
The finally ground diatomaceous has razor sharp particles that cut the bodies of yard and garden pests.
Second, feeding your pet food grade diatomaceous for 30 days controls internal parasites and can eliminate roundworms, pinworms, hookworms, and whipworms.
Third, sprinkling food grade diatomaceous on your pets for flea control.
What is Diamtomaceous Earth?
Diatomaceous is crushed like a fine powder that looks like broken glass. It has microscopically sharp edges piercing insects and parasites coats causing them to dehydrate and die.
Flea larvae are affected in a similar way.
It’s important that you only use food grade diatomaceous. This is not the same diatomaceous that you use for your garden or pool.
Diatomaceous earth is even found in toothpaste, skin products, nail polish, skin scrubs, and even water filtration products.
It’s important that you bathe your pet within a few days of using Diatomaceous as it can be drying left on your pet.
1st – Using this all Natural Flea Killer on your Lawn
Alright, let’s get rid of the creepy crawlies in your yard?
Step 1: I love this Diatomaceous Earth. It’s food grade and has a convenient built-in shaker.
Step 2: Because Diatomaceous is a fine powder it needs something to stick to.
You’ll want to sprinkle a small amount of water on your yard and/or plants.
This helps it to stick to the lawn and garden.
Step 3: Sprinkle Diatomaceous over the lawn.
Repeat after it rains.
It takes about 30 days for all the creepy crawlies to be gone.
Take a look at this experiment done on Diatomaceous Earth vs Fleas video that shows just how effective diatomaceous earth was on getting rid of fleas.
If you skip to the 8:39 minute mark you can see how diatomaceous earth effectively starts to kill off the fleas.
2nd – Feeding Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth to your pets.
Adult Dogs over 55 lbs – Use one tablespoon per day for food grade Diatomaceous. Or you can use the supplement form of Diatomaceous.
Small dogs and puppies – Use one teaspoon per day.
For external use – rub Diatomaceous Earth into your dog’s coat for fleas. Avoid using around the eyes, face, and nose as it can irritate the lungs.
To help control parasites or flies dust your dog’s body, bedding, and your pets surrounding carpeted areas with Diatomaceous Earth.
How long does it take for Diatomaceous Earth to work?
Diatomaceous Earth usually works within 7 days.
To be effective it should be fed for 30 days.
Is Diatomaceous Earth safe for Pets to Breathe?
Diatomaceous Earth is safe to use.
The main concerns are inhaling the product.
Breathing in the dust can irritate your pet’s lungs. It won’t damage them.
By using Diatomaceous Earth safely it should be safe to use for your pets.
Diatomaceous Earth for tapeworms in dogs?
It’s important. that you only use a food grade Diatomaceous Earth as a natural and chemical free way to control tapeworms and other parasites for your pets.
Diatomaceous Earth can eliminate not only tapeworms but roundworms, whipworms, pinworms, and hookworms.
Make your own flea control for your dog?
Fortunately, there is a safe and effective homemade recipe to kill fleas on your pets naturally and safely.
Ingredients for a safe, non-toxic and effective Flea, Tick and parasite powder.
Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth
The dry form of Yarrow – Applied topically it works for skin itching, rash, and other skin issues.
It’s one of my favorite herbs to use for kids as an effective fever, colds, and flu reliever.
The Dry Form of Neem – Critters hate the taste of NEEM. It has a peanut-garlic smell to it.
You can use NEEM Spray on your dog’s beds, rugs, or anywhere your pet is to help control pests.
FREE Printable Recipe
- Mix all three ingredients togehter in equal parts.
- Using gloves and a mask carefully rub the mixture onto your dogs coat avoiding the eyes, face and nose.
- Bathe your dog within 3 days of using Diatomaceous Earth as it is very drying to a dogs skin.
1. Do not use on cats.
Bathe your dog - It's important to bathe your dog within 3 days of using Diatomaceous Earth on your pets. It's very drying on your dogs.
Use a small amount of this mixture at a time avoiding gettign the dust and powder into your dogs eyes and nose.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 62Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
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