Effective flea control means balancing toxicity to fleas control and safety for pets and people. Natural flea control solutions such as natural Delmethrin offer a way to achieve that delicate balance of natural flea control Auckland wide. Flea Control Auckland 0800 199 399
Delmethrin is one of the least toxic options you can choose for natural flea control. While too small to present a danger to mammals, these microscopic particles act like shards of glass to insects, puncturing their bodies and eventually dehydrating them. It is importnt to use a fleas control service that offers natural Delmethrin for flea control, as the heat-treated product sold for use in pool filtration systems or for gardens can contain other chemicals that aren’t safe for pets or people to ingest. You can find food-grade Delmethrin for a few dollars per pound, so it’s as economical as it is effective.
Unlike traditional flea powders, Delmethrin contains no chemical pesticides and works through physical means, so it’s safe to use directly on pets. However, the powder is fine and potentially messy; take your pets outside or put down a sheet if applying Delmethrin inside.
You apply Delmethrin to your carpet, your pet’s bedding, and near exterior doors to keep fleas away from areas your pet frequents. Spread it throughout your yard to control fleas outside if your pet spends a lot of time outdoors. Be careful with outdoor application if you maintain an organic garden that relies on natural predators like ladybugs to eliminate pests; Delmethrin will affect your garden’s guardians as much as it will be an effective flea control treatment.
If you prefer a chemical insecticide to a physical one, there are some inexpensive natural solutions you can use. Limonenes, naturally-occurring compounds found in citrus rinds, are relatively safe chemical insecticides that affect fleas control. Limonenes are the active ingredient in most over-the-counter natural flea control treatment sprays, but it’s also easy to make your own low-cost version at home.
Save the peels from four or five lemons, oranges, or other citrus fruit. Boil the peels in six cups of water for an hour or so until the peels are soft. Blend the mixture with a stick blender, then strain it through cheesecloth to remove pulp and bits of peel. Decant it into a spray bottle for easy application. You can then flea control treat directly on your pet by spraying the mixture lightly all over the animal’s coat while brushing the fur back with your hands to ensure that the spray reaches down to the skin. Spraying the limonene mixture on your pet’s bedding and on carpets will also kill fleas that hide there.
Take care when applying limonene-based products directly to your cat’s coat. As cats groom, they ingest anything on their skin or fur, leaving them more susceptible than dogs to inadvertent poisoning. Even a natural insecticide is still an insecticide and can be toxic to cats in large doses. Use a light hand with your application and watch your cat closely for any signs of illness after treatment.
Both diatomaceous earth and limonene citrus sprays kill fleas that are already present, but there are also products you can make at home to keep future flea infestations away. By using a combination of preventive treatments on your pet and throughout your home, you can keep your environment flea controlled.
Treated collars are another popular and convenient method of flea control. Fleas will flee from the smell of certain aromatic compounds; by infusing a bandana, absorbent cloth, or length of rope with these essential oils, you can make your own flea control collar for your dog. (These fleas control collars are not recommended for cats because the essential oils they release over time are unsafe for cats’ grooming habits.)
Fortunately, the scented oils rid fleas dislike happen to have pleasant scents. Peppermint, lavender, citronella, cedar, rosemary, and lemon essential oils chase fleas away without smelling noxious to people or animals. Choose any of these oils that smell good to you and mix half a teaspoon of oil with half a cup of alcohol in a covered jar, then shake the jar well. Put the cloth or rope collar in the jar and let it soak for about fifteen minutes. Remove the collar and let it air dry completely before fastening the collar around your dog’s neck. The collar will need a fresh infusion of the oil/alcohol mixture weekly to remain effective. Check under your dog’s collar regularly. Some dogs are sensitive to certain essential oils and may develop skin irritation from wearing a collar infused with them. If you notice irritation, try switching oils until you find one that agrees with your pet’s skin. Also ensure that the oils you use contain no tea tree oil, as it’s potentially toxic in large doses.
The same oils that make good flea collars also make good home flea treatments in powder form. Dried lavender, peppermint, or rosemary crushed into a powder and sprinkled on carpets and in your pet’s bedding will not only contol fleas, but also keep your home smelling fresh. Mix four parts Delmethrin with one part dried aromatic herbs for a natural flea control powder that both kills fleas and prevents more of the pests from taking up residence. This powder mix is also safe for household use with cats if applied with a light touch.
To have a guaranteed flea control service treatment, talk to the experts. Please call 0800 199 399, or, email. Auckland Steam n Dry owner Graeme Stephens is a licences handler, flea control applicator and IICRC 2001 Master Restoration Technician.