Are dried lemon peels safe as flea deterrent around cats' areas? Is water from boiled/steeped lemon slices safe to spray on cats' fur as flea deterrent? Also, is it safe to spray this lemon water on the carpet, floor and furniture where cats congregate? On their bedding? There are so many conflicting 'answers' out there in the 'natural remedy' world that I'm totally uncertain if I've done the right thing. Please help if you can. Thank you in advance for any assistance you may be able to provide. If the whole 'lemon' thing is NOT a proper solution, please tell me latest 2013 answer to the flea deterrent question for cats! Again, THANK YOU! Will check back constantly, with hope springing eternal!