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5. Essential Oils
You may use any of these essential oils to repel fleas:
Add a few drops to your cat's homemade collar. Let it soak them up, and put the collar around your cat’s neck.
Don’t put these oils directly on your cat’s skin, though, as they may cause irritation.
6. Apple Cider Vinegar
This is another effective repellent. It’ll make the flea flee from your cat’s fur!
Bring an empty spray bottle.
Fill half of it with water.
Fill up the rest with apple cider vinegar and shake well.
Spray the mixture on your cat’s coat until it’s a bit wet. Leave it to dry up without toweling. Be careful because spraying frightens most cats.
Be prepared as fleas may jump out of her fur. Repeat this every day to keep them away.
Lemon both repels and kills fleas. You can use it to get rid of fleas by spraying it on your cat’s fur.
Follow these steps to prepare the spray:
Boil a cup of water.
Add a sliced lemon.
Allow the water to cool down.
Drain the water.
Pour it into a spray bottle.
Spray it on your cat’s coat.
If spraying would scare your cat, you can dip a flea comb in that lemon water and comb your cat’s fur. Repeat until you get rid of all the fleas.
8. Comb and Soapy Water
For this method, you can use a special flea comb along with a bowl of soapy water. When you comb your cat’s fur, its finely spaced teeth will collect fleas and fleas eggs.
Dip the comb in the soapy water to clean it up and drown the fleas. Repeat until you get rid of all fleas.
9. Olive Oil
Olive oil contains fat that suffocates fleas. Just rub it into your cat’s fur, leave it in for a couple of hours, then comb it out.
10. Citrus and Vinegar Treatment
For this treatment, you’ll need:
A Medium-sized spray bottle
2 sliced lemons
1 sliced lime
The zest of a large orange
100 ml of apple cider vinegar
A pinch of salt
200 ml of boiling water
Mix the salt, lemon, lime slices, and orange zest in a bowl. Then, add the boiling water. Leave the mixture for 5 hours, and then drain it into a jug and pour it into the spray bottle.
Now, add the vinegar and some fresh water to the bottle, then shake well. Spray it directly on areas where fleas tend to gather, such as the nape of the neck, between the shoulder blades, the chest, the base of the tail, and the armpits.