Flea repellent products: I’d rather flee!

It is 10:43 am. You enter the kitchen with messy hair and one sock missing. In front of your coffee, you say to yourself that it is really too early for a Saturday morning, all while itching your calf. At this moment, your thinking stops. 

But why is your cat itching himself like this too? Quickly grabbing your scurrying cat, you look at his fur and discover his new roommates: fleas!

 

Too bad for the weekend, there’s no time to chase the cat’s tail: you need to act quickly!

You tell yourself that you need to run to the pharmacist and spend a crazy amount on toxic products for your animal and the environment. Yes, the cat ‘s out of the bag! 

 

Pipes, vaporizers, and antiparasite sprays require petrol for their manufacture and transport. These products emit greenhouse gas and are the source of waste and polluted water. In short, flea repellent products and ecology are not comcatible for each other! 

 

However, there is a purr-fect way to land on your feet and be feline good in no time! With 5 or 6 lemons (we are not kitten!), cider vinegar, and sodium bicarbonate, you can treat your animal, your floors, your fabrics, etc. There are many tips that will pawsitively make a difference for dogs and cats alike!

 

You definitely have to repeat the treatment many times before the fleas completely disappear. But do not give up: they don’t have 9 lives!

 

A trick from Estelle

 

YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL SAVINGS*

When you treat your animal naturally, without buying chemical products (pipettes, sprays, and aerosols), you are helping to save approximately:

  • 1.13 gal. / 4.3 liters of petrol (manufacturing of tubes and packaging and transportation),
  • 93 kW of electricity (manufacturing of tubes and packaging), 
  • 56.8 gal / 215 liters of water (extraction of petrol),
  • 3.5 lb. / 1.6 kg equivalent of CO2 (extraction of petrol, production of electricity, and transportation),
  • 172 ft² / 16 m² of ecological footprint (virtual forest required to absorb CO2 emissions)
  • 22 to 55 USD / 20 to 50 euros

 

 (*) These data are statistically estimated for personal use only. Any use for scientific, business or legal purposes is strongly discouraged.

 

Learn more:

https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/safe-use-flea-and-tick-products-pets

www.peta.org/issues/animal-companion-issues/animal-companion-factsheets/flea-control-safe-solutions

https://www.jcehrlich.com/fleas/top-8-flea-home-remedies/

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