Fleas are annoying small flat-bodied bugs that can be found in almost every corner of the world, and in every element. Unfortunately, there are over two thousand different species and subspecies of fleas, as well as ticks, that can be found all over the world. They are challenging to exterminate, due to their ability to jump and scurry around very fast. They also have incredible endurance, as well as stamina, and have even been known to hop as many as ten thousand times in a row before stopping.
Fleas have a tendency to attack cats, dogs, gerbils, mice, and all sorts of other mammals because of the soft and warm fur that is found in animals. This perfect environment provides fleas, ticks, and ‘house fleas’ an excellent habitat to eat, harvest, and reproduce. These little pests grow in dark, humid, and most importantly warm environments. This reason makes fall and winter the perfect seasons for fleas to infest your home, and for you to get an infestation, due to the increased temperature in the home.
1. How To Check Your Cat For Fleas
Place your cat on a white surface. If you do not have a white surface readily available, any sort of bright or illuminated surface will most likely work just fine. You can also lay out bright (or off-white) newspapers or sheets of standard printing paper out on a flat surface.
After you have done this in one way or another, find for yourself a comb or brush. You can then place your cat on the surface and brush (or comb, depending on what you have) repeatedly. Look out for small black or brown specks. If they continue to appear the more you brush, this means that your cat (or any other animal, as this trick tends to work for all animals) has fleas.
A list of common symptoms for cats (or other animals) with insects includes constant agitation, stress, uneasiness, black specks on the cat’s fur, red spots on the cats bedding, loosened and falling out of fur and hair, as well as excessive scratching and itching. Other stenches due to uncleaned fur, diseases of some sort, and fleas may arise.
With all of the technical parts out of the way, take a look at a couple ways to naturally give your cat instant relief. Find more in this article.
1. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is a very popular and well-known remedy that is as natural as it is healthy and green! To get some form of temporary relief for your cat, You can mix a two to one ratio of apple cider vinegar and water. This provides immediate (and we mean immediate) relief for your little feline.
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2. Flea Comb
This solution is one of the most popular ones out there for getting rid of fleas, ticks, gnats, and other little pests when it comes to our little feline friends. Once you have a flea comb, gently comb through your cat’s fur at least once a day or once every two days (at least) until you can properly get rid of all of the little buggers.
There are a lot of ways to get rid of fleas, and we have listed a couple of them for you. Fleas can be painful, agitating, stressful, and annoying to your cat, so as soon as you start to see signs of insect infections developing on you, your cat, or in your home, please do try to get it resolved as soon as possible.