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Flea Treatment

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cel45, Jun 15, 2016.

  1. Cel45

    Cel45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, what is the best way to treat for fleas in my yard? I have my cats on Advantage II, but still having fleas biting my four year old inside. I am going to bomb the house, and have applied granuals to the front yard but want something save for the chickens in the back since they peck around, etc.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Permethrin 10% spray is safe for chickens, but it will kill bees. I don't know if DE or diatom work or not. Perhaps others will have suggestions. I would probably leave the yard alone since it is always dangerous to something or someone to use pesticides unnecessarily. Maybe treat your child with Deet before she or he goes outside, vaccuum floors and seams, and treat the inside with a safe commercial product that gets insects and lasts for 3 months.
     

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