Fleas in the Yard
Flea remedies for getting rid of Fleas in your yard. Learn how to kill
Fleas in your yard
and keep your pets and
house Flea free zones.
If you have a Flea infestation in your yard then those Fleas
are going to naturally migrate to your dog or cat. Getting rid
of Fleas in your yard will keep Fleas off your pets and out of
One question I had, when researching what I needed to
do -to get rid of Fleas in my household, was: How can Fleas live
in my yard - if they live off of blood?
This is what I learned:
If your dog or cat has Fleas, but you don't know about it for a
week or more - as your pets moves from inside to outside the
house, Flea eggs are dropping everywhere, including the yard or
outside area where your pet spends time. So, it makes sense if
we don't treat the outside of our house to kill the Flea eggs
and Larvae - there's going to be new Fleas fitting around.
Fleas use wild animals as hosts, just as they
do a dog or cat. Wild animals carrying Fleas can deposit Flea
eggs and Flea Larvae if they are in your yard. Animals that may
frequent your yard and leave behind Fleas include raccoons,
squirrels, chipmunks, coyotes, opossums, skunks, and ferrets.
Here are the Steps for General Yard Flea Control
Clean Up the Debris in Your Yard
Remove anything broken or unused that's laying around the yard
and can be used as hiding places for Fleas. This includes piles
of leaves, old dead plants and piles of dirt. By clearing out
anything that can be used as a Flea home will bring the Fleas
out into the open and allow your yard Flea treatment to reach
and eliminate them more easily. If you remove things Fleas will
hide in, it will also encourage them to move elsewhere where
they can find new shelter.
Nematodes into Your Yard
Nematodes are beneficial garden insects that feed on the larvae
and eggs of Fleas. Pretty cool, huh? While Nematodes control the young
population, the older Fleas eventually dies out,
leaving your yard Flea-free. Call around to your Local feed
stores or garden supply stores to see which one carry Nematodes.
A super-added bonus of Nematodes
is they also control termites.
Dusting with Diatomaceous Earth
Dusting your yard with
(food grade) doesn't harm
humans or animals in the yard, but it does kill the Fleas.
Diatomaceous Earth also kills
a variety of other insects. This powder is very porous and
when the Fleas come into contact with it, it makes tiny
cuts on the Flea body. These cuts eventually add up,
causing the Fleas to die of dehydration. Diatomaceous Earth
should be applied in dry weather conditions, as it will wash
away after watering or rain.