Will Crushed Pennyroya Ward Off Fleas?

Are you tired of spending hundreds of dollars on overpriced flea bombs, sprayers, foggers or other products, only for them to have minimal effect? Pennyroya, also known as the squaw mint, mosquito mint and pudding grass, is a fragrant herb that’s native to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. Many people compare the fragrant odor of pennyroya to spearmint, as they both emit a refreshing, soothing aroma. What makes this herb really stand out, however, is its impact on fleas.

YES, Pennyroya Works!

When dried and crushed into a fine powder, pennyroya can be used to both treat existing flea infestation and to prevent them from coming back. Hundreds of homeowners have reported success when using this herb to ward off fleas. Pennyroya is first crushed and ground into a fine powder, at which point it can be sprinkled throughout the home. Fleas will do their best to avoid contact with pennyroya, but if they happen to walk over it, the natural chemical compounds will enter their body; thus, killing them from the inside out.

Pennyroya Hazards

It’s important to note that pennyroya is toxic to both humans and animals. Ever since the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act was passed back in October 1994, all manufactured supplements and products containing pennyroy to display a warning label stating “not for use in pregnant women.” The real danger associated with this herb is its toxic impact on dogs, cats and other pets. If a dog unknowingly licks up pennyroya, it may suffer organ failure or even death.

Should I Use Pennyroya

This is a question that only you can answer. There are dozens of products — natural and synthetic — which are effective in treating flea infestations. If you own a dog, cat or any other common household pet, however, you may want to avoid pennyroya due to its toxicity. There are plenty of safe, non-toxic solutions available, such as a combination of table salt and baking soda, apple cider vinegar, and even climate control by lowering the temperature and humidity (fleas prefer warm, humid environments). On the other hand, if there are no pets inside your home, you can try sprinkling this herb in areas of high flea activity to see how it works.

Have you experienced success using crushed pennyroya to treat and/or prevent a flea infestation? Let us know in the comments section below!

3 Comments

  1. Brandon Wilcox

    That’s supposed to be a good flea repellant

  2. Bridgett Miller

    What amazes me is people spend billion’s of dollars on these products when it only take a few minutes to make them yourself and they work a lot better than any store bought product and they are a lot safer.

  3. George Cole

    I won’t use chemicals on our cats, dogs, chickens or horses so I’m always looking for herbal remedies.

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