Chemical treatments are usually the fastest and most effective, however, some owners may prefer a natural approach as their pets can be allergic to some chemicals. Fortunately there are brands like Tropiclean & WashBar!
Natural anti-flea-&-tick products usually use essential oils that have insecticidal properties, such as neem, clove, lemongrass, peppermint and rosemary oil. Tropiclean uses a blend of oils including clove and lemongrass oil, all of which are highly effective in killing & repelling fleas and ticks. WashBar uses neem oil in their Original Soap Bar & Flea Repellent; it is widely used as it’s safe for both cats and dogs, and can help with skin issues too.
Another effective natural product is diatomaceous earth; it is a soft, white powder formed from fossilised diatom (an ancient type of algae) shells. Tropiclean uses this in their Carpet & Pet Powder.
Not only does it get rid of fleas and ticks, but it eliminates other insects too like ants, cockroaches, bedbugs, silverfish, etc. Best of all, it’s safe for all animals, and you can scatter it around your environment and dust it on your pet. It does not affect the eggs, but will eliminate all adults and larvae.