My yard is full of fleas.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by donjr, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. donjr

    donjr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What will get rid of them, but at low cost?
     
  2. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    caseron granules. Gasoline... it is cheaper.
     
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  3. cameron

    cameron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fire
     
  4. thekid

    thekid Chillin' With My Peeps

    Gasoline or light off a lot of smoke grenades, bottle caps, and various fireworks. The smoke keeps all the bugs away. I even think that smoke smells bad!
     
  5. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
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    You really can't get rid of fleas in yards, sorry to say. I work for an exterminator and we don't treat yards because it's impossible to get to all fleas outside. More always return. We occasionally treat yards with NO GUARANTEE for people who want to have a wedding or BBQ in their yard, but it only lasts a couple weeks at the most, and it isn't cheap.
     
  6. WyandotteTX

    WyandotteTX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had an infestation many years ago in one chicken house....sprayed it malathion and killed em all...chickens were just fine though.

    I am sure its not used anymore or its banned but it worked well. I sprayed 100s of gallons of that stuff over the years on our orchard and would be soaked from head to toe. Not losing sleep over it...lol
     
  7. perchie.girl

    perchie.girl Desert Dweller Premium Member

    Quote:We live in Flea central. The only way is to spray with a garden spray that is good for fleas. Then spray again in a couple of weeks to catch the larva that hatch. At the very same time take your dogs and cats and have them treated for fleas at the vet or groomer. This way when some of the fleas hop off they will hop off at the vets not at home. Follow through with wormer too. Also While you treat the yard and the dogs and cats are at the groomer time to Bug bomb your house.

    Its alot I know But I broke the flea cycle at my own house this way. You will still have to be diligent. keep up with flea control on the pets. Once the initial treatment with chemicals you can keep up organically by dusting with Diatomaceous earth in the yard. But here is the big one. Other animals crossing through your yard will constantly be contributing to your flea problem. Even you will bring them in just crossing the lawn.

    good luck
     
  8. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If yuo can find it Boric Acid powder. I used it in my yard a few years ago and still do not have to treat my dogs with chemicals. We used a grass seeder and spread it all over the yard We had sand fleas as well as dog fleas and to this day nothing in the yard. A Dog breeder told me about it.
     
  9. hencackle

    hencackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Telford, TN
  10. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I've had good success with Borax in a house, heavily; I'm sure boric acid powder or the roach products that are boric acid would work but might be more expensive. Don't know how much good they would do outdoors if it rained, though. I once sprayed a large yard with some anti-bug stuff out of a hardware store and a two gallon pump sprayer. It was not a complete solution, but it killed a huge number and got them down to where we could control them simply with flea products on the dogs and cats, and maybe one additional yard spraying. I'm not much on these nasty chemicals, but there are times.... We were infested both in the house and yard til we did this, and got it under control.
     

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