Fleas - Knowledgebase Question

SAINT PETERSBURG, FL (Zone 9A)
Question by tackout
March 10, 2009
what is the best product for the yard. I have a problem this year.


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Answer from NGA
March 10, 2009

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Fleas breed in humid, shady and moist areas where there is debris that is more organic or where pets frequent. The flea larvae do not survive when flooded with water.

Therefore, the easiest way to get rid of fleas from your lawn is to flood the entire lawn periodically to kill the parasites. The water also washes off the feces of adult fleas on which the larvae survive. In the rainy season, nature takes care of the problem. During a dry season, we have to cut the grass, remove weeds and debris from the lawn and flood it periodically to prevent fleas from breeding as well as to kill the fleas.

Therefore, the easiest way to get rid of fleas from your lawn is to flood the entire lawn periodically to kill the parasites. The water also washes off the feces of adult fleas on which the larvae survive. In the rainy season, nature takes care of the problem. During a dry season, we have to cut the grass, remove weeds and debris from the lawn and flood it periodically to prevent fleas from breeding as well as to kill the fleas.

Or, you can spray your lawn with a product containing Permethrin.

Best wishes with your lawn.

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