If you live in the warm climates, like I do, then you know this can be a fun time for the mosquito population and fleas to attack your pup. The mosquitoes could spread deadly heartworms and the fleas can cause internal parasites and much discomfort.
To avoid these costly issues, you could spend an arm and a leg at the vet on some flea control and heartworm prevention which trust me, is not easy to give. Or you could go the natural route and try some lavender oil.
Lavender oil (fleas) and peppermint oil (mosquitoes) are found to repel mosquitoes and fleas for a couple days. If applied properly, your pup should be flea and mosquito free.
To make the special concoction you will need:
- 2 ounces of distilled or boiled water
- 1.5 ounces of witch hazel
- and 50-75 drops of the lavender oil and peppermint oil
Mix them all together in a 4 ounce clean spray bottle and can be sprayed on your pooch’s collar or on the dog. This product should be applied every few days to keep the pests away.
WARNING: DO NOT USE THIS ON CATS!!
Information from http://tasty-yummies.com/homemade-essential-oil-insect-repellent-spray/?m