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Mon Jul 23, 2018, 05:25 PM

 

Yard spray for fleas

I'm looking for an effective flea spray for the landscaping in my yard. Mostly planters and bark. Preferably one that I can mix for use in my pump sprayer.
I would spray where my puppy doesn't go most of the time.

Thanks

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SHRED Jul 2018 OP
hlthe2b Jul 2018 #1
Botany Jul 2018 #2
SHRED Jul 2018 #3
Botany Jul 2018 #5
Phoenix61 Jul 2018 #4
hunter Jul 2018 #6
sinkingfeeling Jul 2018 #7


Response to SHRED (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 05:50 PM

2. Very bad idea ..... insects are our friends

treat your pet with an oral med such as frontline

we have something like 1 billion insects per square acre of earth and >97%
are beneficial ..... we really need the bugs for our ecology to work

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 06:19 PM

3. I hear that

 

My dog is too small for anything strong.
Just over 2 pounds.

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Response to SHRED (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 06:45 PM

5. Talk to your vet .... I bet he or she can come up with something

BTW if you get a chance read Doug Tallamy's book .... Bringing Nature home @ least the
1st 1/2. Life changing

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 06:36 PM

4. I haven't used nematodes but have used other

http://www.gardeninsects.com/beneficialnematodes.asp
types of natural pest controls. You could spray this where your dog goes as it is completely safe.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 06:50 PM

6. The fleas we have around here are resistant to most everything.

Frontline and the like used to work, but no longer. It's pretty much down to expensive Seresto collars and vet prescribed oral meds.

Ain't evolution great?



We've never sprayed our yard and garden, not for the twenty years we've lived here, and have never had flea trouble from the yard. I'm pretty sure the abundant spiders, ants, and other insect predators eat any flea eggs and larvae long before they become a problem.

Whenever our dogs have picked up fleas and ticks it's mostly from traveling.

We also don't have any carpet in our house.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Mon Jul 23, 2018, 07:52 PM

7. NexGuard is a chewable tablet that works very well. Kills both

fleas and ticks. I believe they have a dose for small dogs.

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