One of the widest pet animals in the world, cats is known to be the domicile of countless number of fleas and what’s worse is that with winter almost dying out, the nasty heads of cat fleas will begin to show up on your cat’s coat. Cat flea also known as Ctenocephalides felis especially attacks a domesticated cat but can also cause trouble to rabbits, rodents as well as other furry animals and even to humans.
Proper flea prevention for cats becomes necessary for the owner and at the earliest since allergic reactions to flea bites usually appears 12 to 24 hours after the bite that can last for more than a week. Below are given some natural as well home remedies against cat fleas.
- Flea comb – They are usually available at local pet stores. You can even use a lice comb in case you already have one at hand. While combing, you should be careful while combing around the eyes and avoid the ears at any cost.
- Lavender – Another flea prevention for cats is to take some fresh lavender and put it in a clean container and let it be that way overnight. The next day, take a clean muslin cloth or a tea strainer to collect the lavender that you have let it sit overnight. Next put the lavender water in a spray bottle and use it whenever you require.
- Soap, water and light – Fill a saucepan with water and a few drops of dish wash soap in the center of a room that is infested with the cat fleas. Place a bright light next to the pan onto the water but it should be the only source of light in the room. Fleas are known to be attracted to light and this technique will make sure that they jump into the water and drown and the dish soap will ensure that fleas are not able to bounce back.
So these were some of the effective flea prevention for cats that can help you to put on cat fleas. Try them out. They are sure to rid of in no time at all.
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