Like bed bugs, pet owners know that once their dog or cat has fleas and brings them into the house, it can be a challenge to get rid of them. Fleas and ticks may be treated indoors, but the goal of a flea-free home really begins outside. Flea treatment for yard prevents these pests from multiplying and invading your home by targeting the places they live and reproduce.
The most common species of flea, the cat flea, reproduces readily in gravel, sandy soil, wood chips, and other dark, damp, well-drained areas. The rate of reproduction is incredible—one female flea alone can produce over 20,000 offspring in a month. With those kinds of numbers amassing right outside your door, you may wonder how an ‘over the counter’ treatment will be sufficient to stop them. In many cases, it’s just not. While the female fleas already on your pet can explode the infestation quickly, it’s the swarms hiding in the shadows outside in your yard that are the real problem.
Flea pest control frequently takes place in the home, but when we or our animals go outside, we can easily pick up jumping pests and bring them back inside. Eggs and larvae can also come in attached to shoes. Purple Care outdoor flea control gets to the source of the problem, creating a wall of protection around your home that will not let these potentially dangerous insects survive.
Left untreated, fleas and ticks can suck enough blood out of your pet to cause anemia. They may also introduce bacteria into the bloodstream, potential parasites, and can trigger allergic responses as well. If fleas get inside from the garden, they can also affect the people in the house, causing itchy red bite marks. Spraying a purchased or homemade treatment on your grass will do very little to get rid of a flea infestation. Professional pest control experts like us know the right formulas to stop the explosive reproduction, kill fleas at every stage of their life cycle, and target the places where they are most likely to live. The end result of flea pest control outside is a more comfortable time in the backyard, fewer fleas in the house, and happier pets and family overall.