Getting rid of fleas
Keeping fleas away
I used to live in Panama. It was tropical and beautiful! We got to grow bananas and pineapples in our back yard, watch monkeys and toucans playing in the trees and even got to see a sloth that crawled up right beside the sliding glass door on the back of our house. Oh, and I'll never forget the day our dog chased a 5 foot iguana into our house and under our couch!! That was a little more nerve wracking than the geckos that lived with us. (OK, a LOT more.) Overall, I loved the experiences we had while we lived there. Exotic birds and tropical fruits. The water was so clear, you could wade out shoulder deep and still see your toes! It was amazing!
But there was one bad thing...bugs! The bugs were big enough to carry off your little sister. These big poison trucks would come by every night and spray poison to kill the bugs. We'd have to go indoors for about a half hour every time the trucks came through. You could actually see the poison in the air and you could smell it in the house, even with the doors and windows shut.
Looking back, I wonder if the bugs were as bad for you as the poison? It smelled awful. I'm amazed that it didn't kill our parakeets that we kept in a cage outside.
Certain people are affected by certain bugs. My husband and our oldest child don't seem to get as many bites as the other 4 of us do. (Because we are so much sweeter than they are!)
So, what do I do about the bugs? Spray the kids with poison?? No! Let the bugs carry them off?? Maybe......
There are certain essential oils that are good (or bad, if you are asking the bug) for different bugs. Here is a recipe for making your own repellants.
You will have a glass jar of each repellant that you make. Label each jar according to what bug it repels. For instance "Mosquitoes", or "ticks"...whatever repellant you make. Each jar should have a 6 month shelf life. Try to make only what you will use so that none of it goes bad and your money is not wasted.
10 -25 drops of essential oils
2 table spoons of olive oil or vegetable oil
1 table spoon of Aloe Vera gel (optional...but strongly recommended)
Keep in tiny glass jar and dab just a bit on your skin around ankles, neck and wrists when going out.