If you are the proud owner of a furry companion, chances are that you have had to deal with fleas on more than one occasion. The goal is pretty much always the same; get rid of the fleas without risking your pet’s health and do it as affordably as possible, right? Let’s explore how dawn dish soap can help you achieve this without adding any more stress to your life.
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Does Dawn dish soap kill fleas on cats and dogs?
If youre looking for a home remedy or a quick fix for your pets flea infestation, you might be tempted by the idea of using Dawn dish soap. Dawn dish soap, as well as other brands of dish soap, shampoos, and any other chemical that forms suds, can be used to kill fleas. This is because they interfere with the surface tension, stopping fleas from floating and causing them to drown.
Although this sounds effective, theres a catch. Dawn dish soap can only kill fleas that have hatched, and it doesnt repel fleas. This means that although dish soap could effectively remove and kill the fleas on your pet, it wont stop fleas from the environment from jumping on to take their place. Since there will also be plenty of eggs in the environment, if you only use dish soap to kill the fleas on your pet, there’ll always be other fleas in your home waiting to pounce.
Does Dawn Kill Fleas Or Am I Wasting My Time?
Yes, dawn dish soap does kill fleas and they will die within minutes, making it a very time effective way to deal with these pests. The overall process is fairly simple; place your pet in a bath of water (or just wet him/her with a hosepipe outside), lather some of the dawn dish soap into the fur (ensuring that you reach all potential flea hideouts, e.g. under your pet’s belly, etc.) and watch as the fleas die within minutes of coming into contact with the soapy water.
If you are using dawn on a dog or a cat, I will provide some additional tips a little later in this article. However, that being said, even if you were using it on another type of animal, the process is safe and you can’t really do it incorrectly. I recommend that you give it a try as soon as possible, and just make sure that your lathering doesn’t miss any spots on your pet.
How long do you leave Dawn dish soap on to kill fleas?
Does dawn kill fleas immediately?