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Initial post: Jun 29, 2012 9:36:12 AM PDT
Deborah Hunt says:
How do I get rid of fleas in the yard ? Is it ok to spray when you have pets ?

Posted on Jun 29, 2012 5:32:47 PM PDT
Fleas can be tough. I have had good luck with Ortho home defense liquid. There is a version you can hook to your garden hose. It is Important to keep the pets and kids off of the yard while the spray is wet, but once it is dry its is supposed to be OK. I didn't have any issues with my dog or kids when I did it. If you don't want to use poisons you can buy diatomaceous earth, but it is only effective while it is dry. It is extremely safe though (just don't breathe it in)

Posted on Jul 2, 2012 8:24:28 AM PDT
Capitalone says:
The last sentence to your comment is strange. What did you say.....It is extremely safe though (just don`t breath it) I live in Texas and the only way to kill those buggers is with a Flamethrower.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 2, 2012 2:31:17 PM PDT
HerbyK says:
My brother found a cheap way to rid his yard of fleas. He lived in Texas next to a lake, and they were bad there. I tried it also and seems to work really well. Buy the Sergants or other flea shampoo for dogs and put it in one of those containers that you hook to your garden hose. Spray the yard. Won't hurt the pets.or the kids. Worth a try anyway before spending a lot on other chemicals. Diatomaceous earth is great for grasshoppers too. Bad thing you have to reapply everytime it rains or you water.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 12, 2012 10:55:06 AM PDT
Heather S says:
Innovative idea! I would get my pets the lime disease vaccination and some Frontline or Advantage. I wouldn't mess with all the chemicals. What about Avon Skin So Soft for your people in the yard?

Posted on Jul 18, 2012 5:20:03 AM PDT
Okeeg8tor says:
If you can....get chickens..I have 5 acres and free ranging chickens. They kill fleas, ticks and many other bugs. Between them and my dogs monthly flea & worming pill, no fleas or ticks at all...I love my chickens and that gives the best fresh eggs.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2012 12:34:19 PM PDT
catlady wdc says:
herbie - Sounds like a wonderful idea!

Does the Sargent's harm grass/flower/shrubs? does it need to be reapplied after it rains?

Posted on Jul 19, 2012 5:37:51 PM PDT
Geekess says:
Sevin dust. It won't hurt your animals at all. Good for inside flea infestations, too. Sprinkle it on the carpet, wait 24 hours and vacuum it up. Doesn't matter if you walk on it or not, barefooted or not. My husband's family used to use Sevin dust on dogs, puppies and in the pen when they raised hunting dogs.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 24, 2012 9:26:30 PM PDT
Karen Hager says:
We spread lime ( granulated ) on our yard works like a charm !! Its cheep too ! Don't know where they go and don't care. It really works. Told friends about it, worked for them too !! It keeps them from getting in your house too ! You won't be sorry. Im 63 and this is what my Dad always did since I was a kid.The lime didn't hurt our pets either.

Posted on Nov 5, 2012 2:52:46 AM PST
Pennyroyal, make a tea put in a squirt bottle and start spraying at the most inside spot of the house it will flush them out the door as you spray. Do NOT Use around PREGNANT Women or Animals as it is an abortant!!! I dried some in my oven two weeks ago and was sick (very) for a week from just the fumes and it started my menstrual cycle. Very strong smelling herb, mint family. Get at a bulk health store or tea bags. It grows wild here in Oregon.

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 2:46:30 PM PST
WitchyWomyn says:
Love the lime tip! For inside the house, we sprinkle borateem on the carpets, including under the furniture, then vacuum it up in a couple hours. You can leave overnight if you wish. Then retreat in a week, and again a week after that.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 9:20:36 PM PST
R Boyce says:
I used that Ortho Home Defense Spray and I swear by it to kill just about any bug or spider problem you have. I had huge Wolf Spiders problem also, used the spray and they have disappeared! Great product!!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 9:23:11 PM PST
R Boyce says:
I live near Dallas, and the Ortho Home Defense does work. The only thing is you may need to do it several times and saturate well. If it rains the process has to be redone. Fleas are tough.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 6, 2012 9:25:31 PM PST
R Boyce says:
Thanks I'm going to try the LIME!! I haul lime from a pit so I have great access.

Posted on Nov 17, 2012 8:25:31 AM PST
S. Aughton says:
Is there a cure or deterrent for pack rats?
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