The ultimate outside flea removal guide of how to get rid of fleas in your lawns, gardens and yards
We are often asked "how long does it take to get rid of fleas from lawns, gardens and yards? The reality is, that fleas will only last as long as you let them. If your primary goal is getting rid of fleas and you commit yourself to the removal process, then you can be free of fleas within a few weeks.
Just a word of caution though, please make sure that you address all the areas that are discussed in other pages of this website:
- Your pets
- All areas inside your home - carpets, furniture, curtains, beds.
- All areas outside your home - lawns, gardens, yards, vehicles, garages and out buildings e.g. garden sheds, dogs kennels.
This 3-pronged attack, is the only way you will get rid of your flea infestation on a permanent basis.
Fleas flourish and breed in humid, shady, moist and warm areas. If you take a look around the outside of your home, you will see there are plenty of places that fleas could set up camp during the warm months of spring and summer.
One very good preventative measure is to flood your lawns, gardens and yards on a regular basis during dry weather. This kills two birds with one stone. First of all water washes away the feces of adult fleas, which is the main source of food for any larvae that survive the dowsing, and secondly, fleas and larvae can not survive being emersed in water for long periods of time.
Obviously, nature takes care of fleas and larvae during rainy seasons, so it is very important to remember this simple and easy tip, to flood your outside surrounds during summer and dry periods.
Other areas that need your attention are out door furniture, dogs kennels, rabbit hutches, garden sheds, outside garages, in fact any buildings out side where your pets frequent and sleep. All need disinfecting and spraying with an effective anti flea spray, please browse our Stop The Fleas Products range for a variety of outdoor sprays, crystals and powders, all of which are safe for children, pets and plants.
We always encourage natural methods for getting rid of fleas. We suggest some very effective and safe methods of getting rid of fleas in the outside areas of you home in our segment on Home Flea Remedies.
If you would prefer, you can always call in a pesticide professional. Now days most professionals carry products that are not harmful to children and pets and they are also experts at knowing where pesky little fleas like to hang out.
Pet death and pet illnesses due to adverse reactions to chemical flea and tick products
This article and information forms part of the Carole's Doggie World Holistic Library and is presented for informational purposes only.The information is not intended to be a substitute for visits to your local vet. Instead, the content offers the reader information researched and written by Carole Curtis for www.carolesdoggieworld.com