"...I did not see one flea or tick on my dogs the entire summer."
Sandy Leon, Ortonville, MI
By keeping the fleas out of your yard with Mosquito Barrier and using a flea shampoo or alternative product provided by your veterinarian to keep them off of your pets, you can be completely free of fleas for the entire Summer.
In North America we are principally concerned with 5 types of fleas:
A number of medical problems can be caused by fleas such as skin problems, tapeworms, severe rashes, bubonic plague and typhus fever. Adult fleas cannot live without a blood meal from either animals or humans. In the USA they are generally most active during July, August and September. Fleas drop off eggs onto your floor, carpet, upholstery and pet resting areas. These eggs hatch out and re-infest pets and often enough attack humans generally at ankle level.
In carpets, they hide in the lower parts of the carpet fibers and entwine themselves there and vacuuming may only get 20% of them. Carpets should be steam cleaned and or treated with flea treatments which are available through your veterinarian. Upholstery should be vacuumed every other day during infestations. Fleas can hide in cracks in the floor, in baseboards, in ventilators and under furniture.
There are a great number of excellent products that can be applied to dogs and cats that kill virtually all the fleas on the animal and any that may get onto the animal for up to 90 days. These are available through your veterinarian and/or local pet store.
If you encounter a flea infestation you must clean indoors, outdoors and the animals themselves. Your yard should be fenced to keep your pets within any treated area in your yard. All possible entranceways to your home such as open outlets to the basement or cellar should be sealed to prevent mice, rats, squirrels and birds from entering and dropping off any fleas or flea eggs.
Mosquito Barrier works only in the yard to prevent fleas from re-infesting your animals and keeping fleas away from your house.
TIPS ON SPRAYING FOR FLEAS:
1. Keep your yard clear of weeds and tall grass, fallen tree limbs.
2. Spray all grass, shrubs and dirt and sand areas with the following formula of Mosquito Barrier:
For each gallon of water, add 4 ounces of Mosquito Barrier. Use a Hudson-style, pump up sprayer with wand or other similar commercial equipment. Click here to see a picture of a Hudson-style sprayer. Stir product well and spray entire yard, front, back and side yard and all shrubs, under shrubs and in shady areas.
3. When spraying dirt and sand it is important to first water the dirt and sand with the garden house to bring larvae hiding there to the surface, wait one hour after watering and then spray with Mosquito Barrier mixture.
4. After the first spraying, repeat in 5 days and thereafter every 3-4 weeks during flea season.
5. Always do any spraying late in the afternoon as close to sundown as possible.
Additional reading: How To Get Rid Of Fleas
GARLIC IN FOOD WILL KEEP FLEAS OFF DOGS:
If you feed your dog some garlic juice daily, it will keep the fleas and ticks away and will prevent worms at same time!
Click here for the best garlic juice to use and for instructions on how to use it.
$29.95 per Quart
(plus $5.95 UPS Ground S&H)
Each quart covers 1.25 acres, which is usually enough for a couple applications on smaller residential properties. 99.3% pure garlic extract.
$53.95 per Twin-Pak
(2 one quart bottles)
(plus $6.95 UPS Ground S&H)
Twin-paks last most city residences all season. 99.3% pure garlic extract.
$84.95 per Gallon
(price includes S&H)
Gallon sizes are best for homes on a half acre for the entire season. One gallon covers 5 acres. 99.3% pure garlic extract.
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You can read some testimonials regarding Mosquito Barrier's effectiveness by clicking here.