2 Ways To Handle Fleas In Your Yard
Even if your pets never go outside, you may find fleas on them. This can be extremely frustrating for you, especially since it can become quite difficult to get rid of them once they start breeding in your carpeting and soft furnishings. The reason that happens is that fleas live in your yard and are reproducing. As you go outside and do yard work, or even walk back and forth to your car, you can end up with fleas on you and then bring them to your house. It only takes a few fleas to get in your house to cause an infestation because they breed quickly. You will want to get rid of them at the source so that you can prevent that from happening. What can you do to help get rid of the fleas that might live in your yard?
Diatomaceous earth is actually a very soft powdered rock. It is also non-toxic, but it is deadly to insects. It gets into their exoskeletons and will dehydrate the insects' soft bodies. You can sprinkle the DE all over your yard without worrying it will hurt anything other than insects. If you are going to do that, you might want to get something like a seed spreader to spread the DE easily and evenly. You may also want to use a dust mask to keep from breathing all the DE in. It won't hurt you if you breathe it in, but it can cause you to cough.
Another thing that you can do is to get an exterminator to come to your house. They can treat your yard for you and help kill off the fleas that are thriving in your yard. Depending on what kind of treatment they use, the exterminator may also help eliminate ticks and even mosquitoes. Getting everything treated at once will help you out because ticks and mosquitoes are also troublesome to you and your pets and can hitch a ride inside. If you have an exterminator treat your yard, you should make sure that you keep any kids in the house for that day and possibly the next one.
If you have pets that never go outside but have still managed to get fleas, you may be unwittingly bringing them in. You can treat your yard to get rid of them and stop tracking them into your house. For more information about lawn treatment for fleas, contact a local pest control company.