Having a cats’ flea problem is not a new thing. Our feline friends are almost always guaranteed to have these parasites at least once in their lives. It does not matter if you have a house loving pet or a true blue roving feline companion. Your cats’ flea problem usually begins with the mere fact that cats lick themselves clean. Although this may seem like a normal and an unavoidable practice, this also gives rise to their moist fur becoming a potential breeding ground for fleas, ticks and other blood sucking parasite.
Your cats’ flea problem may also arise from your other pets or other neighboring animals with such infestations. Adult cats’ fleas can jump from one host to another. At the same time, larvae and eggs that may have fallen from the body of a host may be carried in through other mediums as well. Dormant eggs in your clothes, in the carpets, and even in the grass can trigger your cats’ flea problem in a hurry.
But the thing is: solving your cats’ flea problem by bathing them with flea shampoo is never an option. Most of our feline friends will simply not stand for it. Fortunately, there are ways on dealing with cats’ flea infestation problem using organic means. Here are a few examples.
1. Use diatomaceous earth (the food grade kind) as an organic way of stopping your cats’ flea infestation. Simply sprinkle the earth on your pets’ fur and brush deep using a flea comb, or any brush for that matter. Just one note though. The extensive use of diatomaceous earth for dogs’ and cats’ flea infestation has no known side effects… when correctly applied. But there is always that danger of your pets ingesting these and suffering from mild cases of poisoning.
If you are using this as one of your measures for cats’ flea control, make sure that your feline companion does not groom itself afterwards. It may be necessary to keep a soft recovery collar on your cat for the time being.
2. Use organic oils as a way of controlling your cats’ flea problem. Organic oils like cedar oil, citrus oil, eucalyptus oil and tea tree oil have natural parasite repelling properties. These can be safely applied to your pets’ coat. You can also control cats’ flea infestation by keeping wood chips from cedar and eucalyptus trees in and around your home.
Again, it is essential that you keep a soft recovery collar on your pet when you apply the oils and make sure that the wood chips are stored in areas where your feline friends will not be able to get into.