Homemade Flea & Tick Spray for Pets

Homemade Flea and Tick Spray

With three dogs and a cat, we’re always looking for ways to save on pet products. Unfortunately, one of our dogs did contract Lyme disease several years ago in our back yard. Since the collars are so expensive ($15 per pet/per month), and we would be forking out $45 per month, we decided on an all-natural homemade solution for flea & tick repellent for our pets that we spray and comb through their fur each day.  While this is more work, it definitely put s more money back in our wallet!


  • 8oz. apple cider
  • 4oz. warm water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda


  • Spray Bottle
  • Funnel


1. Pour all ingredients into spray bottle.

2. Apply to pet and brush daily to every other day.

3. Comb through fur.

4. Still do a daily check for ticks/fleas whether or not you spray that day or not.

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  1. RikkiW says

    Also keep in mind that if you do happen to get a flea infestation all you have to do is sprinkle salt on the carpet and it a day or so it will kill the fleas. Just vacuum and reapply!! TADA!!

    • Suzette Cobin says

      you can also sprinkle Borax laundry detergent on you floors and rugs, along where the pet sleeps. Leave it there for a couple days then vacuum is sweep up. The fleas will eat it and blow up have been using for years

  2. Teran says

    Any idiot who uses a flea collar clearly doesn’t know how fleas and ticks work lol. This is useless. Yea, it’ll repel any trying to get into your home, but not any already on you or on your animals unless you intend to spray yourself and them every single time.

    Source: I worked for a vet hospital.

    • Jim says

      We used flea collar on our angora (long hair?) kitty. all of the fur under it was gone when we checked it a year or so later. It never grew back. last time for flea collar.

  3. says

    You list apple cider, but apple cider vinegar is pictured. The two are quite different, you might want to correct that.

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