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Five Ways to Deter Yard Fleas This Summer

Fleas are not anyone’s friend. They’re pesky to your pets, they’re pesky to your home and your family, and they’re just not something you want to have to deal with. A few fleas can turn into a full-blown infestation in no time. Fortunately, being proactive can save a lot of stress (and steps) when it comes to flea control. 

Naturally, if you want to start at the source, you’ll need to find ways to deter fleas from your yard. Here are five great tips from experts to help you get started. 

Get Rid of Weeds, Wood Piles, and Water Pooling

Fleas and ticks love tall grasses and areas where they can hide, like wood piles. Pooling water can also attract fleas (and tons of mosquitoes), among other pests and critters, not to mention making your yard unusable for your family. 

Use a Natural Remedy

You can always use a natural remedy like dish soap, which can be mixed with water and sprayed on the lawn to kill fleas. Of course, this is a remedy for existing fleas so it may not be as effective at prevention unless you do it once a week throughout the summer. Consider other natural remedies and treatment options, too:

  • Citronella
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Eucalyptus

Get Professional Flea Treatment

If you have had serious issues in the past or live in an area with high flea populations and fleas that have built up resistance to certain treatments, you may not have any other choice. If you do this, make sure that you choose a company that can provide a safe, effective treatment so the yard is safe for your pets and children. 

Mow Regularly

Keep your lawn neat and trimmed for the best chances of flea avoidance (and other pests). Regular mowing also disturbs the lawn enough that some pests will leave to avoid being bothered by all your attention. When you mow, make sure that you take care of the trim, too. 

Keep Trash Contained

Make sure that you have lids on the trash and compost cans and that rodents can’t get into them. Rodents and other pests bring smaller pests, including fleas and other parasites they may carry. If you keep stray animals and wildlife away, you will also be more successful at deterring flea problems. 

The Bottom Line

Fleas are a pain, but if you’re proactive about them, you can protect your pets, your family, and your home from all kinds of issues related to infestations. Contact Dog Training Now Charleston to learn more.

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