I tried every homemade remedy I could find with very little to no success. Bathing in Dr. Bronner's, letting the soap sit on the dog for a while before rinsing off helped rid (a little at least) of immediate fleas, but they just came right back.
There is now a product out that you can get called 'Comfortis.' It is only for dogs though. It is all natural (or at least it works naturally) and is a pill that you give to them once a month. We're in VA and the past few years have been BAD for fleas. This works wonders. I haven't seen any adverse reactions.
Hello! I have become a big fan of DE, Diatomaceous Earth. I make my own dog treats and include it in the mix and I add it to my chickens water to control internal parasites and worms; I dust my chickens and my dogs and cats with it to control external parasites (fleas, mites, etc.); I dust the chicken nesting boxes with it; I let it sit in my carpet for days, also, to get anything that might be trying to hang out there. I dust my veggie plants with it. AND, I take it myself. Hope this helps....
It's uses just seem to be endless. I used it as a facial one evening and my skin felt wonderful. The shipping is what kills me and nobody sells food grade locally. When I discuss it with store employees and such, they are completely lost. The site link that I posted encourages you to buy large and sell it yourself to get the DE movement going and I think that I'm about to do that, just to keep myself in it or at least pay for the shipping.
I'm glad that I could help! Have a Blessed Day!
I use tea tree oil and baking soda in a bottle of water. Like tha baking soda hair wash.
But I mainly treat for fleas and ticks from the inside.