Pam
Pam
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  • Beaverton, OR
Asked on Jul 15, 2018

How to kill fleas in the yard?

Cheryl AVimarhonorDesertRose

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3 answers
  • DesertRose
    on Jul 15, 2018

    We killed fleas in our yard the birds brought in. (It had to be birds or other small animals as our dogs had none and it was a brand new subdivision and we planted our grass). After being there about 2 yrs we noticed fleas on our pets who were usually in the house or yard with us. Anyway, we did not let the pets in the back yard for 10 days and put down Sevin dust all over it. After ten days we did it again for any new fleas hatching. For 3 weeks we kept our dogs off the back yard (it can make pets ill if they walk in it etc). We especially heavily doused it in areas where our dogs like to sleep when we were all outside. We had no more trouble after that and never got fleas again. We also quit feeding birds and took away the bird bath to discourage birds from the yard. We never had trouble again. I hope this helps. Sevin dust is available at home improvement stores. Follow the directions on handling it. I just used my hands. We did not find it that toxic and my Grandma said it was the safest one to use. I trusted her judgment. We also bathed our dogs daily for about a week and made sure no fleas were in the house. By bathe I mean put them in the shower, shampooed them and rinsed them off. It only took a few minutes each day to keep fleas off going out to our front yard to do their business. We never had trouble again after that.

  • Vimarhonor
    on Jul 15, 2018

    Hello Pam

    Using sevin granules on your lawn will help reduce your flea population. Claims to control 100 different insects to offer protection for three months with proper application.

    Please remember to read your packaging label carefully and wearing the protective clothing as suggested -following the watering instructions as the labeling might indicate. Hope you win your battle with the fleas. There an awful thing for your pet endure, my dog is now on her heartworm and flea preventative pill that’s an oral agent administered once a month




  • Cheryl A
    on Jul 15, 2018

    Pam;

    Here are some helpful hints for you to rid your yard of fleas!


    How to Get Rid of Fleas in the Yard - 5 Effective Ways

    1. https://www.fleabites.net/how-to-get-rid-of-fleas-in-the-yard-5-effective-ways/

    5 effective ways to get rid of fleas in the yard. Now the real challenge begins. Flood the yard with water. Spray the yard with insecticides. Use nematodes to get rid of fleas. Use cedar chips to keep the fleasout of your yard. Get professional help from pest control experts. How to Get Rid of Fleas in the Yard: Top 10 Most Effective Ways - Pest ...

    1. pesthacks.com › Get Rid of Fleas

    Here's how to get rid of fleas in the yard – permanently. Clear out the yard. Find the fleas' favorite spots. Spray a flea insecticide (chemical option) Mix with an IGR to kill fleas permanently (chemical option) Sprinkle Diatomaceous Earth (natural option) Introduce predators (natural option) Let the sun shine bright. The Fastest Way to Kill Fleas in Your Yard Permanently - Home Guides

    1. homeguides.sfgate.com › Garden › Pest Control

    Jun 19, 2017 - Insecticides will quickly eliminate adult fleas in the yard, but other control methods are necessary to rid the yard of fleas permanently.

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