Killing Fleas With Vinegar

Flea killers often contain toxic chemicals that can harm you, your family, and your pets. This tends to deter people from using commercial flea killers. Flea killers can cost a large some of money as well and many people (myself included) don’t want to spend that kind of money. This leads to the question are there any other ways I can kill fleas without the expensive toxic chemicals.

As a matter of fact there is another way! The flea killer is probably sitting in your kitchen right now waiting to be used. Vinegar is a great way to kill fleas in your home. Though it isn’t the best smelling flea killer its cheap, non-toxic, and works like magic.

Whats the best kind of vinegar to use?

There are so many different kinds of vinegars that can be found in stores. That makes us wonder which on should we use to kill fleas. All kinds of vinegars have been proven to kill fleas so which ever kind of vinegar you have laying around will work. Personally I prefer Apple cider vinegar when using vinegar around the house.

How to use vinegar to kill and prevent fleas

There are plenty of different ways to kill fleas with vinegar. Below I’m going to list some of the various different ways to help you find the method you’ll enjoy the most.

Vinegar Spray

14820394192_4313017e66_zThis is the most basic way to use vinegar to kill fleas. All you need is a empty spray bottle, water, and apple cider vinegar. If you have all three just take the spray bottle and fill it halfway up with the vinegar. Once its filled halfway, fill it the rest of the way with the water.

You can spray the vinegar spray on counters, carpets, bed sheets, and your pets fur. If you spray it on your pet it will kill the fleas hiding in their fur and prevent more fleas from wanting to infest your pets fur. Your pet may have fun licking the vinegar out of their fur though so make sure to apply the vinegar spray often!

Mix vinegar with your pets water

 I’ve talked with many pet owners that have had success mixing vinegar with their pets drinking water. The vinegar is theorized to make your pets blood too acidic for fleas to enjoy. This results in fleas no longer wanting to feast on your pet. It doesn’t require a lot of vinegar, just enough to keep your pet from noticing yet still make the fleas not want to feed.

Vinegar Soaking 

The final vinegar method I’m going to cover is vinegar soaking. You can use this method to kill fleas in clothes, pet bedding, and bed sheets. All you need to do is mix water and vinegar, then drop the clothing or bedding in the mixture and let it sit for a few hour to make sure all fleas have died.

Final Thoughts

I hope you found this article to be informative and helpful. Vinegar is a great way to kill fleas but can really make your home smell foul. There are other completely natural was to kill fleas such as diatomaceous earth or salt. If you have any comments or concerns please feel free to contact us using our contact page!