These steps should be killing the fleas, but not your pet.
Chemical treatments can effectively kill all the fleas in your yard, but the big question is, what about your pets? Are you sure the chemicals are not harmful to your pets? Instead of using such products, use natural ways to treat fleas without harming your pets or even your children. Keep in mind that your pet, particularly your dog or cat, is low to the ground and usually spends most of their time in yards; they are the ones that are mostly affected when chemical treatments are being applied. So, do not take the risk and use natural solutions in treating fleas. However, before you get rid of fleas in your yard, you have to remove them on your pets. After having done that, keep your pets indoors while removing the fleas in your yard, or else they will attack again and you will have to start over.
Clean the Yard
Start by cleaning your yard, so it will be easier to find the pests. Mow the lawn and get rid of organic matters. Most fleas are drawn to areas with debris such as grass cuttings, leaves, and composting areas. Move all objects or clutter like your pet toys or any other objects that would hinder you from accomplishing your task.
Saturate your yard with water
When your yard is immersed in water, flea eggs and larvae never survive. So the simplest way to eliminate those nasty fleas is by periodically saturating your yard with water. The water will also wash away the feces from adult fleas therefore lessening their chance of survival.
Make use of nematodes to kill fleas
Nematodes are microscopic worms that feed on fleas and flea larvae, termites, and other insects or pests in your yard, are very beneficial, and considered a very effective natural approach in getting rid of fleas. Nematodes are totally harmless to your yard, plants, pets, trees, and even to humans. They can be sprayed directly to affected areas where fleas live and thrive.
Take advantage of cedar wood chips
Another effective means of getting rid of fleas is by spreading cedar wood chips on your entire yard. Fleas actually do not like the smell of cedar chips. Leave the chips for a few days and then remove them. Keeping cedar chips as mulch wherever possible will help repel the fleas as well.
Sprinkle diatomaceous earth or D.E.
Diatomaceous earth is a natural product that is made up of fossilized residues of tiny and aquatic organisms known as “diatoms”. It can dehydrate the fleas and its larvae and is harmless to pets or humans. However, you need to wear a mask when applying D.E.
Hire Professional Pest Control Services
If you are too busy and don’t really have the time to do all that’s mentioned above, it is best to ask professional help. Pest control services are more experienced in getting rid of fleas because they have the skills and knowledge in dealing with them. They know exactly how to zero in on those nasty pests. Choose a professional who will use environmentally friendly solutions when requested.