How to Rid a Yard of Fleas

Overview

Fleas are not something anyone wants in their yard, especially if you have pets. After they are taking up residence on your property, it is only a matter of time before you or your furry friends bring them inside. You can remove the pests and keep your pets scratch free, but it might take several attempts if you have a particularly bad case.

Step 1

Use multiple sprinklers running at the same time to soak the yard to the point of oversaturation. Fleas like damp areas, but do not do well in flood conditions. This method works well if it isn't a rainy season where lots of storms already flood the yard.

Step 2

Spray a pet-safe pesticide that treats for fleas. Spray as directed. You will want to apply the spray when rain is not forecasted so that it will have time to work and dry off. Otherwise, it might get washed away, rendering it totally ineffective.

Step 3

Trim back shady areas to bring in more light and air circulation. Since fleas like damp areas, this will give the fleas less yard area that is enjoyable to them.

Step 4

Purchase a package of nematodes and apply them as directed. These small worms eat flea larvae and cut the growth cycle.

Things You'll Need

  • Sprinklers
  • Pesticide
  • Trimmers
  • Nematodes

References

  • Stop the Fleas.com: Fleas in Lawn and Yards
  • Rid-of-Fleas.com: Getting Rid of Fleas--Eliminate Fleas from Your Yard
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