If your yard is infested with fleas, this can be a really annoying problem both for you and your pets. They can bite, and transfer diseases from one animal to the other. Your lawn can actually provide the fleas with a great place to live and breed, and from there, they can easily ride on you or your pet to get inside your house.
How to Know If You Have a Flea Problem
Fleas are small and wingless pests which live on the blood of humans and their pets like dogs and cats. On average, a fleas is about 3 millimeters ling, and has a flat body that is colored brown or reddish brown.
While fleas do not have wings, they can easily jump due to their spring like hind legs. Fleas can easily jump up to 11 inches. An average flea lives up to 100 days, and one female fleas can lay up to 2000 eggs in her 100 day life. That’s why a flea infestation doesn’t take much time to get out of your control.
You can tell that there are fleas in your yard if your pets are scratching constantly after visiting the yard.
Getting Rid of Fleas
Mow The Lawn
Long glass blades provide perfect shelter to fleas. So, you should mow your lawn to destroy the habitat of fleas. You should also provide their predators (ants and spiders) with the best chances to walking into your yard.
Do a Thorough Cleaning
You should create a natural barrier around your lawn and house to prevent fleas from getting in. You should keep the lawn clean from leaves, brush, plantings and other debris to prevent the fleas from using them as their egg laying places.
Additionally, you can get rid of flea outdoors with these treatments which are proven to help against fleas.