Are you ready for flea season?

@TriciaW (2441)
United States
April 14, 2008 4:35am CST
I really hate when the fleas start but for some reason my back yard seems to be a feast for fleas on my dogs. I no longer have my big dogs that used the back yard daily but I want my little dog to be able to go out there. Any ideas how to get them out of the yard? I will be getting all flea guards for my dog but since she is so little many I can't use it seems. So are you ready for it?
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
15 Apr 08
YES! There's help! Go to Walmart and get a bag of Eliminator from the gardening section. It's a bright red bag, very easy to find. It's poison that will kill ants, fleas, ticks and a huge number of other things. We've used it for years and it's done the trick every time! Trust me, we have animals, right now 9 cats and 5 dogs and it doesn't bother them at all. The don't eat it so they're all fine. This stuff is wonderful! However, you'll need to retreat your yard from time to time but it does wonders! I wouldn't recommend anything else! Just be sure you use either gloves and wash your hands really well when you're finished because it is poison. Here's a link for you to see and read all about it. http://www.eliminator-info.com/labels/343073.pdf
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@jenni7202 (1598)
• United States
14 Apr 08
Well, my dog has gotten fleas many times in her life. I personally use Advantage on my dog, it works very well. They also have it for smaller breed dogs, and it's great. The first time we used it, we had cats, and got the one for cats, it was wonderful. The fleas were falling off the cats within minutes, and then we had no more. I'm going to be getting a good supply of the stuff for my dog, and the other animals in the house.
@julyteen (13259)
• Davao, Philippines
14 Apr 08
never see that kind of flea. we don't experience having that in our place. we have black bugs here that is the problem of the locality when they come but now they are gone because it's summer time here.
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@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
14 Apr 08
Our cats are all indoor but they do manage to pick up fleas sometimes. We have been using frontline, even through the winter. We are well prepared.
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@redrover (597)
• United States
14 Apr 08
We just got the fleas of of our dog. She had them all winter somehow. Anyway we got some pills for the vet and it looks like they work pretty well, nothing else seemed to.
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• United States
14 Apr 08
Arrrggggg, I detest fleas. We are already struggling with our pets to stop and hinder the flipping buggers. I have done some research in the past and have found that products with a chemical called Nylar works the best. Sargent's Gold, flea shampoo and household sprays work well and you can buy them at wal-mart. It has to be the gold products. We do not have winters cold enough to kill off the flea population, so its an on going fight. The yard, house and pet has to be treated to completely contain the problem. Its expensive to say the least.
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• Canada
16 Apr 08
hmm i didn't know fleas had a season, lol, i used to have dogs and i can't say they got fleas really, fleas are nasty little creatures though
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
16 Apr 08
Spread food-grade diatomaceous earth on your lawn. It has sharp microscopic edges that kill fleas but won't hurt people or animals. Some plants, including lavender, eucalyptus, and mint have natural flea-repellant properties. But eucalyptus can be hazardous to pets if they eat it, so keep them away from it. Keep your grass mowed short, especially in areas that stay shady and damp. And no, I'm not ready for flea season!