This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy.
Bow Wowza, I hate fleas! Luckily, using Diatomaceous Earth is the easiest flea killer.
They make me itchy, bumpy, which means no pets, loves or sleeping on mom’s bed! All dogs should get to sleep with mom!
Seriously fleas are just gross!
You may have heard that it’s a natural flea and tick repellant.
Because it’s natural is exactly why I use and recommend Diatomaceous Earth as a natural flea kille
3 Ways to use Diatomaceous Earth to control fleas?
First, the best way to kill fleas and unwanted pests is by sprinkl
ing it on your lawn.
Sprinkling on your lawn and garden it will keep away fleas, slugs, ants, termites, and many other pests.
The finally ground diatomaceous earth has razor sharp particles that cut the bodies of yard and garden pests.
Second, feeding your pet food grade diatomaceous earth for 30 days controls internal parasites and can eliminate roundworms, pinworms, hookworms, and whipworms.
Third, sprinkling food grade diatomaceous earth on your pets for flea control.
What is Diatomaceous earth?
Diatomaceous earth is crushed like a fine powder that looks like broken glass. It has microscopically sharp edges piercing insects and parasites coats causing them to dehydrate and die.
Flea larvae are affected in a similar way.
Food grade Diatomaceous Earth is completely harmless for your dogs and deadly to fleas, roundworms, pinworms, hookworms, and whipworms.
It’s important that you only use food grade diatomaceous earth. This is not the same diatomaceous earth that you use for your garden or pool.
Diatomaceous earth is even found in toothpaste, skin products, nail polish, skin scrubs, and even water filtration products.
It’s important that you bathe your pet within a few days of using Diatomaceous Earth as it can be drying left on your pet.
1st – Using Diatomaceous Earth for your lawn
Alright, let’s get rid of the creepy crawlies in your yard?
Step 1: I love this Diatomaceous Earth! It’s food grade and has a built-in shaker.
Step 2: Because Diatomaceous Earth is a fine powder it needs something to stick to.
You’ll want to sprinkle a small amount of water on your yard and/or plants.
This helps it to stick to the lawn and garden.
Step 3: Sprinkle the Diatomaceous Earth.
Repeat after it rains.
It takes about 30 days for all the creepy crawlies to be gone.
Take a look at this experiment done on Diatomaceous Earth vs Fleas video that shows just how effective diatomaceous earth was on getting rid of fleas.
If you skip to the 8:39 minute mark you can see how diatomaceous earth effectively starts to kill off the fleas.
2nd – Feeding food grade diatomaceous earth to your pets.
Adult Dogs over 55 lbs – Use one tablespoon per day for food grade Diatomaceous Earth.
Small dogs and puppies – Use one teaspoon per day.
For external use – rub Diatomaceous Earth into your dog’s coat for fleas. Avoid using around the eyes, face, and nose as it can irritate the lungs.
To help control parasites or flies dust your dog’s body, bedding, and your pets surrounding carpeted areas with Diatomaceous Earth.
How long does it take for diatomaceous earth to work?
Diatomaceous Earth usually works within 7 days.
To be effective it should be fed for 30 days.
Is Diatomaceous Earth safe for pets to breathe?
Diatomaceous Earth is safe to use.
The main concerns are inhaling the product.
Breathing in the dust can irritate your pet’s lungs. It won’t damage them.
By using Diatomaceous Earth safely it should be safe to use for your pets.
Diatomaceous Earth for tapeworms in dogs?
It’s important. that you only use a food grade Diatomaceous Earth as a natural and chemical free way to control tapeworms and other parasites for your pets.
Diatomaceous Earth can eliminate not only tapeworms but roundworms, whipworms, pinworms, and hookworms.
Make your own flea control for your dog?
Fortunately, there is a safe and effective homemade recipe to kill fleas on your pets naturally and safely.
Ingredients for a safe, non-toxic and effective Flea, Tick and parasite powder.
Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth
The dry form of Yarrow – Applied topically it works for skin itching, rash, and other skin issues.
It’s one of my favorite herbs to use for kids as an effective fever, colds, and flu reliever.
The dry form of NEEM – Critters hate the taste of NEEM. It has a peanut-garlic smell to it.
You can use NEEM Spray on your dog’s beds, rugs, or anywhere your pet is to help control pests.
Eucalyputus Essential Oils – Use 20 drops of Eucalyputus Essential oils. Do not use on cats.
All Natural Flea Control for Dogs
- Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth
- Dry Form Yarrow
- Dry Form NEEM
- 20 Drops Eucalyptus essential oils – do not use for cats
- Mix all three ingredients together in equal parts.
- Carefully rub the mixture onto your dog’s coat. Avoid eyes, face, and nose.
- Use gloves and masks to apply Diatomaceous Earth.
- Use a sugar shaker, salt shaker or some other device to gently apply the mixture, avoiding getting powder in your lungs and your pet’s lungs.
- Bathe your dog within 3 days of using Diatomaceous Earth as it is drying on your pets coat.
- You’ll love these 3 Pet Shampoo, Dog Leash and Collar cleaner recipes.
- 19 Funny Cat vs Dogs Humor and Dogs that love Cats.
- 17 Most Poisonous Plants for Dogs and Cats