Does Rosemary Oil Kill Fleas?
Many people have asked me the question, does Rosemary oil kill fleas? The short answer is yes. Fleas are small insects that can become very large in size. They are most active during the warmer months of the year. Because they feed on dead animals and plant material, they are often found in carpeted areas, rugs, upholstered furniture, and in other areas where pets and humans may come into contact with one another. Rosemary has a reputation as being an excellent natural insecticide.
Rosemary oil kills fleas by dethroning the skin and the digestive system, which in turn will deter the animal from biting you and your pet. This is accomplished by the effects of capsaicin on the nerves of your pet. In essence, it has a natural antiseptic that when applied to the surface of the skin will deter your pet from biting you and your family. Rosemary repels most insects. Fleas are not deterred by the scent of this essential oil.
Rosemary repels mosquitoes and other biting insects as well. For these reasons it is highly recommended that a natural flea treatment is used on your pet each time you bring them into contact with the outdoors. When used properly, it is a flea treatment that is excellent for both home use and outdoor use.
Rosemary is also effective at killing adult fleas that have already become established. It will prevent the reinfestation of any insecticide used to kill fleas when used topically on your pet. The oils in Rosemary repels adult fleas, and they cannot survive in an environment devoid of the scent. As a result, there is no need to use any other flea control on your pet.
Rosemary can also successfully be used topically on humans to kill ticks and fleas. Coconut oil kills fleas and ticks on contact just as effectively as Rosemary oil. Both oils are applied directly to the skin, and coconut oil kills more quickly than Rosemary oil due to its stronger antiseptic qualities.
In summary, it is highly recommended that a natural flea remedy be used on your pet each time you bring them into contact with the outdoors. Rosemary is one of the recommended essential oils that repels ticks and fleas. It is available in liquid, gel and cream forms, and should be kept around the house in a safe place where your pet can reach it easily. You can either make a home remedy yourself using Rosemary oil or purchase a product that has been proven to be highly effective in repelling ticks and fleas from your pets’ bodies.