If you have ever had a cat with fleas you will know all too well how distressing it can be for your pet and how much of a pain it can be for you and your family – constantly spotting the little pests jumping around and waking up itching from their bites.
It has often been the case that you may have been recommended chemical ways to get rid of your pet’s fleas, such as lotions and potions to put on their coat, round their neck or in your home. Each having its own distinct smells and problems.
If you are looking for a more natural way of getting rid of your pet’s fleas, then it is definitely worth investing in some Diatomaceous earth from Diatom Retail.
What It Is
Diatomaceous earth is a natural substance made from the fossilised remains of microscopic water plants, similar to algae. This beneficial plant is then harvested from waters and ground down in to a fine powder containing minerals such as calcium, silica, sodium and magnesium.
It is available in a number of different mixtures, including food-grade and non-food grade. For the purposes of flea control you should be able to purchase non-food grade, but it is always worthwhile checking with your supplier before you buy anything. They will be happy to advise you.
What it Does
Diatomaceous earth is quite remarkable in the way that it works and this is what makes it such a good and natural way of getting rid of fleas and other pests. Rather than getting in to the fleas and poisoning them it works by drying them out.
The tiny particles of diatomaceous earth are very sharp and will cut the outer shell of a flea. It is also porous, meaning that it will suck all of the moisture out of the flea, causing it to die.
The powder can be applied straight to the pet – being careful not to inhale the dust – or can also be scattered around their bed or the corners of your home.
In many ways, diatomaceous earth is a miracle cure for your pet and its fleas. It is wonderful to know that whether your pet spends its life roaming the outdoors or snuggling up in front of the fire, it will not be bringing fleas in to your home on its coat, leading to a time consuming flea comb extermination process.
As has already been mentioned, diatomaceous earth is an all-natural way of getting rid of fleas in your home and on your cat but it is also worth mentioning that it is a great way to get rid of other pests as well such as worms, mites and ticks.
So if you are finding that you are having trouble getting rid of your pet’s fleas or you want an effective way to keep them out of your home, then it’s definitely time to try diatomaceous earth.