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Best Product to Kill Fleas in the Yard

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Fleas Will Be in Your Yard

It doesn’t matter how they get there; they will find a way to invade your private property. The key is to know how to fight them when you do discover their presence. Like the fleas and their many methods of arrival, you have many methods to use to kill them and their eggs.

You just have to pick the right method to use for your home situation. To find out about those methods, just continue to read our article. It gives you lots of tips on how to fight fleas once they gain entry to your yard.

Did you know that Diatomaceous Earth kills fleas? Check out our post “Diatomaceous Earth for Fleas in Yard” to learn more.

The Natural Way

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Many pets and homeowners are not fans of commercial flea-killing products. They feel that the harsh chemical ingredients are too risky to use when you have pets or wildlife using your lawn and garden.

For them, here are some natural options that will protect their property and not put their pets at risk:

1. Clean Out the Overgrowth- This is a vital step in your war against fleas. The excess grass and plants or their overgrown state provide excellent hiding places for fleas and their eggs and larvae. Cleaning out the overgrowth cuts down on the number of fleas you have to fight.

2. Beneficial Nematodes- These little worms may be microscopic, but they are effective. Just as a flea is a parasite to animals, these worms are parasites to the flea. They love to eat flea. You can spread them around your lawn and garden using a sprayer.

3. Boric Acid– This natural product can be toxic to plants so your application must be done by following instructions carefully. However, it won’t harm bees so spread it around your yard to kill any fleas you find there.

4. Neem Oil– This oil comes from the Neem tree found in India. When used right it can be fairly effective on fleas. Because it is used outside, you may have to do several applications regularly to make sure the fleas are killed.

5. Diatomaceous Earth– This is a fine powdered material to the naked eye. But under the microscope, this natural flea-killing product has very sharp edges. You do not want you, your family or your pets to swallow any of this product so be careful. It will kill bees so be careful.

The Chemical Method

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Different pesticide companies have developed some great products that you can use in your yard. These products usually work faster than the natural methods, but you also have to be careful how you apply them. Their killing range is not always limited to fleas.

1. Vet’s Best Flea and Tick Yard and Kennel Spray– Kills more than just fleas. It gets their eggs, larvae, mosquitoes, and ticks. This is a product that has been around for 3 decades and is not filled with harsh chemicals.

This product covers 5000 square feet, but it is not rain protected, If it rains you will have to spray again.

2. Ortho BugClear– Unfortunately, this product does not kill flea eggs or larvae, but it does kill adult fleas. You can use your garden hose to cover 5300 square feet with this product and get roughly 6 months of protection against adult fleas.

Its killing range covers about 300 different insect species.

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3. Wondercide– The special ingredients in this product kills fleas, ticks, and other insects but do not harm bees, butterflies, or dragonflies. It is also powerful enough to kill flea eggs and larvae. The product covers 5000 square feet, and you just attach a hose to it to spread it around your lawn.

4. Advantage Yard Premise Spray– Made by a well-known anti-flea product-making company, this option covers 16,000 square feet and also kills flea eggs and larvae. The drawback to using this product is that you may have to wait 30 days to see results.

5. Black Flag Flea & Tick Killer– This is another famous brand that makes lots of anti-insect products. This one covers 5000 square feet and kills fleas, flea eggs, larvae, ticks, and mosquitoes. Once your yard is covered you get up to 3 months of protection.

Honorable mention

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Sentry Home and Yard Premise Spray– It only covers about 2660 square feet, but it does a thorough job of killing fleas. It also kills flea eggs & larvae as well as Tick, Mosquitos, Aphids, and Mites.

There are other good products on the market you can use as well. You just have to take the time to read the labels to make sure they are safe to use around kids and pets.

Some Final Words

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When you have a flea infestation, you are still in control of the battle. You have an army of natural and chemical tools you can use to kill those fleas and their eggs, etc. All you have to do is pick the best option for your home and family.

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