Home Remedy for Killing Yard Fleas

Overview

Fleas are tiny, black, wingless insects that make a meal out of the blood of animals. Fleas are often first noticed on a pet that is scratching incessantly. After you notice that your pet has fleas, you will need to investigate your yard to see if that is where your pet picked up the fleas. If so, you will need to treat your yard to get rid of the fleas. You can actually do this utilizing a home remedy.

Step 1

Put on a pair of garden gloves, and dress in long clothing. Make sure you are also donning a pair of boots.

Step 2

Clear your yard of toys and debris. The precautions you took in step one will protect you from getting bitten by the fleas as you do this. You need your lawn to be cleared so you can treat it.

Step 3

Sprinkle one pound of food grade diatomaceous earth every 500 sq. ft. of space in your yard. This product is all natural and safe to use around children and pets. It contains sharp edges that will pierce the exoskeleton of any fleas that come into contact with it, resulting in death by dehydration.

Step 4

Wait three days for all of the fleas to die. Then spread cedar chips around the edges of your yard. This will keep fleas from coming back in the future, as they hate the smell of cedar chips.

Things You'll Need

  • Garden gloves
  • Long clothing
  • Boots
  • Food grade diatomaceous earth
  • Cedar chips

References

  • WolfCreekRanch1: Natural Flea & Tick Treatment Remedies for Pets
  • GrandmasHomeRemedies: Home Remedies for Fleas
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