Making the Best Flea Treatment for Dogs Better: Treating Your Yard
If you have been following the Vectra 3D blog, or caught our last post about the importance of treating your house for fleas in addition to treating your favorite four-legged friend, you know there is a deceptively large amount of effort involved in keeping everyone in your home healthy and parasite-free. In addition, unfortunately, it still does not stop there.
Why You Need to Treat Your Yard
Treating your yard for fleas follows the same logic as treating your house: just as treating your dog does not do much good if your house is still a cesspool for parasites, treating your house does not do much good if your pets continue to carry them back into your house from your yard. If your outdoor pet(s) acquired a flea infestation, it is very likely that your yard itself is a breeding ground. Like most insects, fleas love areas that are warm and moist. Desert climates are thus usually a little better, but for most people with yards, that might mean the entire yard is fair game for fleas. Yards are the place where these fleas usually come from and that is the reason the yard should be kept hygienic and clean. Every now and then, a person should keep a watch and clean it at regular intervals. Fleas should be treated regularly as they are not only dangerous for the pets at home but can also be harmful if there are any kids at home. Kids also get infected by fleas and necessary remedies should be taken before the fleas reproduce.
How Do You Treat an Entire Yard?
It does not matter how big or small is a yard. A small yard can be as dirty as a big one. However, necessary precautions must be taken before it is too late. Fortunately, there are many basic treatments; you can use to apply to your entire yard, usually involving regular applications at least a couple times a month. However, before you get into that, make sure you are setting up the foundations for a flea-free yard yourself. That means proper yard-care: keeping your grass trimmed, raking leaves often and disposing of them immediately, draining standing water, and even keeping your lawn furniture clean. Poorly maintained yards are conducive to flea population – keeping leaves, moss, grass clippings, etc. sitting creates those dark, moist environments fleas love. Mostly, though, look at the places your pets like to hang out and keep those clean, from kennels to shady plots of grass to outdoor beds, and keep them clean.
It is always better to do some research before taking any necessary precautions. Many remedies can be taken to protect your pets from fleas. It is always good to take precautions before it gets dangerous. Pets are family to many and hampering their health and daily routine is not something someone would want to do. Do a good research and use all the ways necessary to save the yard from fleas and keep it clean.