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Flea Repellents vs. Flea Treatments
Know Before You Buy!

If your pet already has fleas, then purchasing only a flea repellent product is not going to solve your problem. An existing flea infestation must be treated with a product that kills fleas, not one that simply repels them.


"Many people with a serious infestation choose both - a borate powder for carpeting, and a diatomaceous earth powder for use on furniture, bedding, and the pet."


The most effective natural flea killers are flea powders. You may choose between a diatomaceous earth powder like Only Natural Pet All-in-One Flea Remedy, which can be used on your pet and around the house on furniture, carpet, bedding, etc. Or you may choose a borate powder like Fleabusters or Fleago, which are designed for use only on carpets, not on pets or furniture. Borate powders can last up to one year in carpeting, while diatomaceous earth powders need to be re-applied to carpeting every few months. Many people with a serious infestation choose both - a borate powder for carpeting, and a diatomaceous earth powder for use on furniture, bedding, and the pet.

Using one or more flea repellent products in addition to a flea powder will help with the infestation, and of course help keep the fleas away once the infestation has been mitigated. Tackling a flea infestation naturally is most effective with a multi-prong approach that includes a flea powder, a flea comb, and complementary repellents like a flea tag, flea shampoo, squeeze-on, or flea collar. We also strongly recommend Brewer's Yeast & Garlic Tablets as a natural way to help keep away fleas from the inside out.


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