If you have Fleas in the Yard then you will want to have them exterminated as soon as possible. Otherwise it leaves an opportunity for them to find a way into your home, onto you or onto your pets. To avoid this happening itís important that you act quickly. These tiny pests can congregate anywhere in the front or backyard, but their eggs, larvae and pupae prefer dark, shaded warm areas to stay and reproduce. Therefore an initial step would be to conduct a thorough investigation, looking under shrubs, trees, plants, in the lawn, next to any kennels, under decking and in any cracks and crevices in paths or patios.
Once you are certain you know exactly where they are, and potentially where any eggs have been laid you will want to choose a method for treating and killing yard fleas. They can be exterminated in a number of ways but it is not always likely that one product on its own will clear an infestation. It may be a good idea to consider at least two of the following - flea sprays, powders, foggers or bombs. We have articles on each product via our homepage. There are several suppliers and brands that produce these types of remedies and some will be better than others, so research them first and ask other people for advice. Friends, family and forums are always a good place to start before calling in professional exterminators who may charge a lot of money for something you can do relatively cheaply.
When deciding how to rid your land of fleas think about the safety of the process. Before using any control product, ensure that you fully read the instructions and understand how they work, what they contain (chemicals) and if any of the ingredients are potentially harmful to your surroundings. Pets should not be in the garden when you are treating it with insecticides, nor should you so have the area evacuated prior to using anything. It may also be courteous to let your neighbours know, if they are in close proximity. They themselves may have an infestation thatís made its way into your property so open dialogue may be better for both of you. Thereís no point getting rid of your front or backyard pests just for them to jump back in from next door!
Fleas in Yard
Before spraying your Lot you will want to cover any untreated furniture, cushions or covers that are left outside before you begin. These tiny parasites like fabric, so ensure that the cushions are given a full clean also. If you have a lawn, then this will need to be treated. You could begin by cutting the grass nice and short so that you can see what areas may be infested. Dispose of the grass in a sealed bag straight afterwards and clean down your tools/lawn mower with an insecticide. Spray the insecticide over your lawn (ensuring all pets and people are absent for the day). Another option if you donít wish to use insecticides due to neighbours, animals or pets nearby, is diatomaceous earth or borax. The diatomaceous earth can be bought at your local garden center and can be spread over the lawn. You still need to be cautious with this (try not to inhale it) and make sure you understand the product.
If you are looking for an outdoor treatment for parasites and you have pets, there's a high chance that they may have made it into your home. If this has happened, then any treatment you decide to use outside would have to be performed in synch with treating your pets and inside the home. For such a large job, you may find it easier to call in the local pest control outfit. Look into ways of preventing flees from returning - the planting of herbs and shrubs that naturally repel parasites could be an attractive idea, treat your clothes and your pets with a safe repellent and ensure that no wild animals are making their way into your property, as they could potentially be carrying in the tiny pests!
Fleas in the Yard
If you have an infestation outside on your property, the use of diatomaceous earth, powders and sprays can help
Avoid pesticides with Natural and Homemade remedies. We have a number of helpful articles that can be reached via our homepage. The structure of our site can also be viewed there so you can reach the article you need in one click
Plant naturally repelling plants around the home and block any entrances into the house so small animals cant bring parasites in
A strong insecticide or pesticides may be needed to clear your garden of flees
Thoroughly clean all areas of the front and back garden, removing all debris and leaves. Mow lawns short and treat them to destroy any parasites left lurking.