Fleas are known as animals that suck the blood. They live outside, in our homes, and on our pets. Basically, they can live anywhere. The good news for you is that fleas hate diatomaceous earth or DE. What is diatomaceous earth? For those who are new, diatomaceous earth is counted as the natural pest control. This powder is good to use around your home as it is natural and safe. It is a good option to treat your pets for fleas.
For those who own cats, here are some steps to take diatomaceous earth for fleas on cats. The first step you have to do is to take a note of the place around the house where your cat loves to spend its time. The possible areas might be a bed, kennel, cat tree, pillow, or rug. Those areas will be the focus of the application of DE. Then, vacuum those areas mentioned before. This step will help you to collect any flea eggs that might exist around those places. You have to know that collecting those eggs of flea before applying DE is important. Unfortunately, flea eggs are not affected by DE until after they hatch. The next step you have to do is to dust the area with DE. You can choose what tool to use. it is either to use a sieve, a tied off sock filled with DE, or applicators.
All you have to do is to dust the area, pet bed, and blankets. Apparently, this powder is most effective when it is dry. Therefore, please be sure that the areas where you apply are not damp. Just leave DE applied as long as possible. It will take a couple of weeks. It looks like fleas will survive vacuuming and DE. However, you just have to go ahead and comb via the fur of your cat with the flea comb. This step will make sure that no one gets away. Please do it every few days. When few weeks passed, please vacuum entirely. In fact, cleaning up the DE and vacuuming will collect any surviving fleas along with their eggs, larvae, and pupae. It is such a helping to break the life cycle of the flea.
Then, what about diatomaceous earth for fleas on dogs? Apparently, the steps are not that different as DE for fleas on cats. First, you have to take note of the areas around your house where your dog likes to spend its time, including a bed, kennel, or favorite pillow or rug. Second, vacuum the areas where your dog loves to hang out. Third, dust the area with diatomaceous earth by using a sieve, a tied off sock filled with DE, or applicator. Fourth, give your dog a bath with shampooing. It is after a few days of letting the dog longue around in DE. It is better for you to not bath your dog too often as it can make its skin dry. However, since DE also can make it dry, revitalizing the skin of dog with the soap free or moisturizing is recommended. Fifth, comb your dog. Sixth, vacuum it entirely.