whats the best remedy for ticks and fleas infestation at the back yard?
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A dry ice tick trap helps with the ticks and spray dawn dish soap in your yard.
Obi answered on 10/20/13. Helpful? / 0
I always use Borax in my boys' indoor/outdoor kennel-run to keep the fleas down. (You can find Borax in the detergent aisle, a big box is about 3$... Feed stores will sell "flea powder" for 20$ a jar, look at the ingredients? 99% Borax!)
Shasta answered on 10/20/13. Helpful? / 0
However you do so, definitely treat your yard and follow the directions to ensure the best results. The environment and animal must be treated separately for maximum effectiveness, so buy a flea comb and tick key as well so you don't accidentally bring any of the little buggers inside!! ^_^
Tasha answered on 10/21/13. Helpful? / 0
Diatomaceous earth is perhaps one of the best yard solutions you can find. It’s completely natural and doesn’t hurt larger organisms like people and their pets. Much like a sand or fine powder, it is the fossilized remains of ancient creatures. When small organisms, like insects, worms (yes, the ones that are a threat to your dog), and fleas crawl over the substance, the granules cut them up and either kill or deter them. It’s completely natural and can usually be found where swimming pool equipment or livestock feed are sold.
Of course, don’t forget the insides of your home. Most natural remedies will help to deter ticks and fleas, but you want to eliminate the threat of nesting. Regularly wash your dog’s bedding. Dust and vacuum often, and don’t forget to clean out the vacuum and spray it with some deterrent. The insides of vacuums aren’t usually considered but they are perhaps the best breeding ground for fleas.