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Tansy; an herb. Smells nasty, but keeps away bugs. Probably would be better to get some storebought spray w/Citronella or just put a few drops of Citronella essential oil on betweenthe shoulders of the babies... JUST A DROP OR TWO, tops!
 
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"I'm trying to find a safe flea repellant for our five week old kittens"

People in many parts of the world grow their own, there is a crysthanimum (sp) and the leaves have a prytherium like chemical that is natural and effective.

That being said, Natural does not mean without harm, so use the lowest amount that will achieve the desired results and consult with a more knowledgable source before using on your Kids.
 

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Try Eucalyptse (sp) oil, either rub it on with a cotton ball or mix it with water and spray, but stand back the fleas will really be jumping off and could get on you. My wife used to do this for the animals and kids, doesn't remember what the ratio of oil to water was for the spray so you will have to experiment.
 

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put a little garlic in the kittens food, it works great on the dogs
 
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