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Old 06-11-2018, 08:23 PM   #1
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I have been fighting a battle with fleas on my two beagles. What should I spray the yard with.

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Old 06-11-2018, 08:38 PM   #2
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We've had to fight them again this year too. There's a pill we get from the vet that will have them off the dog in less than 24hrs and lasts 3 minths, Bravecto. Then it's fog the house and pre pare to treat and possibly fog again. Boric acid works. Put it everywhere. It dries up the eggs. You can kill the fleas and eggs but once they are in the stage of basically in their cocoon there's nothing you can really do, so you have to treat again once that group hatches into fleas.
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:14 PM   #3
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We've had to fight them again this year too. There's a pill we get from the vet that will have them off the dog in less than 24hrs and lasts 3 minths, Bravecto. Then it's fog the house and pre pare to treat and possibly fog again. Boric acid works. Put it everywhere. It dries up the eggs. You can kill the fleas and eggs but once they are in the stage of basically in their cocoon there's nothing you can really do, so you have to treat again once that group hatches into fleas.
my dogs don't come in the house, looking for something to spray yard with.
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:26 PM   #4
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Wasting your money trying to spray the yard. Buy some type of ingestible flea medication over the counter from a veterinarian.
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:38 PM   #5
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Beneficial nematodes. Buy them online. Spray the yard and they will kill the fleas, their larvae and the pupae.
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:40 PM   #6
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I spray my yard every 2 years with Regent insecticide. No ants or fleas in your yard for 2 years at a rate of 10oz per acre. Same active ingredient as the stuff the vet pours on your dogs back for fleas but at a higher concentration. The only problem is it costs 600.00 a gallon but at only 10oz per acre every 2 years it would last you a good while.
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:44 PM   #7
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I have been fighting a battle with fleas on my two beagles. What should I spray the yard with.

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Do you have squirrels? If so that's the root of your problem, shoot everyone you can. Then you can worry about treating your yard.
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:59 PM   #8
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Nexguard, kills for 3 months, but you will drop a $50 bill per pill, but it works.

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Old 06-11-2018, 10:24 PM   #9
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Wasting your money trying to spray the yard. Buy some type of ingestible flea medication over the counter from a veterinarian.
Id listen to this man on this one
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:37 PM   #10
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the only thing I have found that worked well in my yard was diatamacious earth. Last time I had a flea issue, I bought the big bags of the feed type at Tractor Supply and spread throughout the yard. It did get rid of them. Of course, I dipped the dogs also so maybe a combination of the two worked.
Tractor supply has the 40lb bags on sale right now for 17.99

do a check on the medication you give your dog. We had been giving one of our dogs something that was working very good(sorry, don't remember the brand). Did some research and found out there was a ton of side effects. Many owners were reporting horrible side effects their dogs were suffering from.

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Old 06-11-2018, 10:46 PM   #11
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Our Australian Shepherd was tearing herself up trying to get the fleas off herself. Took her to the vet and he gave her a steroid for the itching and Bravecto to kill the fleas for three months. I have also sprayed the backyard with Cutter and it seems to kill fleas, mosquitoes, ticks, etc. It seemed like overnight they were gone after the medicine. Our dog is also an indoor dog, and since we have a baby I didn’t want to use chemicals in the house. So I bought Vet’s Best Choice home spray and sprayed everywhere including dog beds.
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Old 06-11-2018, 11:14 PM   #12
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Old 06-11-2018, 11:31 PM   #13
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Several steps followed will speed-up the correction.

*Sentinel (or much better others) for the dogs. Treat other animals too. Do you have cats?
*Yes, treat the yard. Every effort counts. Cutter is good til next heavy rainfall. Knocks the mosquitos, ants, and others down to nothing as well.
*Vacuum up a powder pesticide into the vacuum bag. That way any that are captured will die. If they are all over your yard, I'll bet there are some in your floors. You're the host that can carry them from your yard to the house.
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Old 06-12-2018, 12:31 AM   #14
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Go to Vet and get the pill. Screw spraying the yard
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Old 06-12-2018, 01:14 AM   #15
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I give my dogs Trifexis it takes care of heartworms, fleas and ticks.
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:42 AM   #16
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following as my GS, is having issues, I bought spectraside granules and spray for the yard, bought the pills, @ wally world for the fleas, but,, don't see a change, my terminex, guy says they are bad, and going to get worse this summer
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Old 06-12-2018, 05:06 AM   #17
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Taking my 3dogs in this weekend to get bathed while I bomb the house. Got some stuff called “Demon” to spray yard with while they are not there also. Hoping it will kill the ones in the yard. Also putting some stuff on the dogs that goes between the shoulder blades. Got it at tractor supply but don’t remember the name.
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Old 06-12-2018, 05:43 AM   #18
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I give my dogs Trifexis it takes care of heartworms, fleas and ticks.
This is what we use. It works!
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Old 06-12-2018, 06:31 AM   #19
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Demon works. We use Bifin XTS. Pretty potent chemical. We had a huge infestation last year and this took care of it. Also treat dogs with expensive Flea Collars.
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Old 06-12-2018, 08:10 AM   #20
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I give my dogs Trifexis it takes care of heartworms, fleas and ticks.
This is what I use and it works. My dogs are not outside that much though.

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Old 06-12-2018, 08:17 AM   #21
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You need to treat the yard and the dogs. Otherwise you'll never win the battle.

Imidacloprid 1.47% is what you need.
Compare n save Tree and Shrub drench.

You put it directly on the dogs 1cc per 10lbs. Put it between the shoulder blades and down the spine just like K9 Advantage (same active ingredient).

Then mix a few oz per gallon and spray the yard and kennels.

No more fleas.

(Bayer used to be the thing to get, but they lowered the percentage and added fertilizers and stuff to it. Now it makes dogs sick)

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Compare-...FRGFaQodWicA-g

I've tried everything over the last few years. Imidacloprid just flat out works.
DE doesn't do squat. Bifenthrin and Permethrin wouldn't knock out a severe infestation.

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Old 06-12-2018, 08:40 AM   #22
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You need to treat the yard and the dogs. Otherwise you'll never win the battle.

Imidacloprid 1.47% is what you need.
Compare n save Tree and Shrub drench.

You put it directly on the dogs 1cc per 10lbs. Put it between the shoulder blades and down the spine just like K9 Advantage (same

Then mix a few oz per gallon and spray the yard and kennels.

No more fleas.

(Bayer used to be the thing to get, but they lowered the percentage and added fertilizers and stuff to it. Now it makes dogs sick)

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Compare-...FRGFaQodWicA-g

I've tried everything over the last few years. Imidacloprid just flat out works.
DE doesn't do squat. Bifenthrin and Permethrin wouldn't knock out a severe infestation.
Thanks, I will try this.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:12 AM   #23
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I give my dogs Trifexis it takes care of heartworms, fleas and ticks.
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:27 AM   #24
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the only thing I have found that worked well in my yard was diatamacious earth. Last time I had a flea issue, I bought the big bags of the feed type at Tractor Supply and spread throughout the yard. It did get rid of them. Of course, I dipped the dogs also so maybe a combination of the two worked.
Tractor supply has the 40lb bags on sale right now for 17.99
This is the best thing I've found it also kills ants and other pests by cutting the exoskeleton.
I've got six dogs and live in the Piney woods - Cut the grass short and often - fleas won't lay eggs in exposed areas. By mowing aggressively they just all disappeared w/o any chemicals
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Old 06-12-2018, 09:28 AM   #25
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Beneficial nematodes. Buy them online. Spray the yard and they will kill the fleas, their larvae and the pupae.
I have used the nematodes and it works great. One treatment lasted 2-3 years.
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Old 06-12-2018, 10:17 AM   #26
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feed your dogs garlic. It will keep fleas and ticks off of them. I learned this from grandfather and as long as I feed a little garlic daily, I have never had a flea or tick on any dog I have owned and all my dogs are outside working dogs.
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Old 06-12-2018, 10:34 PM   #27
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feed your dogs garlic. It will keep fleas and ticks off of them. I learned this from grandfather and as long as I feed a little garlic daily, I have never had a flea or tick on any dog I have owned and all my dogs are outside working dogs.
I have heard about the garlic, even used by some people to keep mosquitos away. I have also heard brewers yeast. Just bought some yeast and trying it for the cats since they definitely aren't confined to just the yard here in the country.
Quit using the Trifexis on the dog after I saw all the bad side effects it was causing to so many animals.
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Old 06-12-2018, 11:05 PM   #28
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Spray the yard with Bifen and sprinkle the dogs with food grade diatomaceous earth. The earth won’t hurt the dogs and can even be used the sprinkle on the carpet lightly brush in and let sit for 12-24 hours before vacuuming.
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Old 06-13-2018, 07:28 AM   #29
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Years ago we had fleas real bad in the sandy areas around the barn. We had some folks over and ended up with a nice sized fire that night. Folks around the fire were getting bit from them after dark. However after that we never really ever noticed any fleas around there again. If you can build a fire and let burn into dark. They came to is and died.
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Old 06-14-2018, 07:24 AM   #31
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the only thing I have found that worked well in my yard was diatamacious earth. Last time I had a flea issue, I bought the big bags of the feed type at Tractor Supply and spread throughout the yard. It did get rid of them. Of course, I dipped the dogs also so maybe a combination of the two worked.
Tractor supply has the 40lb bags on sale right now for 17.99

do a check on the medication you give your dog. We had been giving one of our dogs something that was working very good(sorry, don't remember the brand). Did some research and found out there was a ton of side effects. Many owners were reporting horrible side effects their dogs were suffering from.
Did the diatomaceous er the as well! It works
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Old 07-03-2018, 08:51 AM   #32
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Found this looking for other options myself. Trying to prevent getting as bad as he had it a few years ago which was the worst infestation I've ever seen. Can't remember what we used then to kill them in the barns. If you wore white out there, you'd be black in 30 seconds and had to strip down before walking inside. Bought some carbaryl 4l, and did 1st spray yesterday, but not at the recommended dose. Decided to bite the cost and will do it as recommended friday, put the sprayer on the tractor and lay it thick, then again for the next 2 weeks

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Old 07-03-2018, 08:58 AM   #33
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I put out the Ortho granules then water it in with the liquid. It kills everything. Then we get some kind of pill for the mutts.
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Old 07-03-2018, 09:43 AM   #34
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I stopped trying to kill them in the yard, and instead knocked them dead on the dogs. Give them some Bravecto. Kills everything on them in 30 minutes and kills everything for 12 weeks after. Flees will move off of the property in no time. I usually give it to my dogs in June and it lasts all summer.
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I sprinkle a little garlic powder on my dogs food when I feed. He hasn’t had fleas or ticks for a year now. Doesn’t take much after about 2 weeks of doing it.
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Cheaper, in the long run, to treat the dogs with a quality product like Barvecto. All that yard and house spray can add up in a hurry..

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Cheaper, in the long run, to treat the dogs with a quality product like Barvecto. All that yard and house spray can add up in a hurry..
Yeah, this stuff I'm going haywire with is 150 for 2.5 gal. That whole jug is for 2 acres, once a week, for 3 weeks. Figuring there had to be something more effective for someone with an applicators license

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