Killing Fleas from House and Garden

Fleas are small and agile insects that are found on other animals, generally on furry cats or dogs. Fleas may come forward as intimidating when they attack a house and its inhabitants. So, here are a couple of tips on how to kill fleas in your house and your garden.

Treating Your House for Fleas

Fill a shallow bowl of water with dish detergent. The dish detergent and water mixture is similar to a poisonous swimming pool for the fleas. When they will jump into this mixture, they will die.

Utilize botanical dust with Borate acid. One of the easiest ways to kill fleas is while they are most vulnerable — in egg and larva stage of their development. Adult fleas will live about a week only without the blood from its own host, while flea larva can exist for several months. Therefore, it is vital to first attack the larvae. This mixture will prevent the full blossom of fleas.

Use lemon solution in the affected areas. Thinly slice one lemon and drop it into a pint of water. Then, bring this mixture to a boil. Allow it to stand overnight for utmost potency. Pour in any spray bottle and then spray onto the affected areas.

Treating Your Garden for Fleas

Mow it right. Fleas hide in longer grass. Simply mowing your garden to the right height decreases flea hangouts – it helps draw ants and spiders, two major flea predators.

Avoid over watering. Fleas prefer moist environs. A poorly drained or over watered lawn can be like extending an invitation to them. Ensure that you are properly watering your garden. If you have a drainage problem, aerating can help.

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Date: Tuesday, 15. July 2014 0:31
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