Outdoor flea control
Prevention means securing the perimeter – your yard
inside is where you really want your house to be flealess, outside
is where you’ll find your first line of defense. Fleas love grass,
which is where most dogs pick them up from in the first place! There
are outdoor flea remedies that can be applied to grass by sprinkling
the power or with a hose sprayer for yards and gardens.
nematodes are another way to control fleas in the yard. These are
flea parasites which Mother Nature provides as a balancing mechanism.
They are tiny little bugs that prey on both adult fleas and larvae.
They can be applied with a hose sprayer on a yard, or with a watering
can on a garden. Some garden centers and nurseries carry them or
can order them for you, as well as some of the "natural"
addition, flea larvae need to be in a humid environment and out
of direct sunlight. Trimming lawns and weeds may help create an
undesirable environment for flea larvae since there’s less shade
to hide and grow in. Larvae live under organic debris such as grass,
branches, leaves, or soil. They live for 5 to 11 days before becoming
Because the larvae don’t like light – rake up any leaves, sand or
gravel, and keep the grass cut. Watering can help drown the larvae
as well. A majority of the fleas and larvae will be within 50 feet
of your dog’s favorite resting spot, so focus on those areas.
is essential for their survival of these immature stages of the
flea because larvae are killed by drying and that’s why they thrive
in humid climates. Outdoor larval development occurs only where
the ground is shaded and moist and where flea-infested pets spend
a significant amount of time. This allows flea feces to be deposited
in the environment.
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