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JoeysZoey28
05-27-2006, 03:15 PM
What to spray my yard/lawn with to PREVENT Fleas & ticks?

any suggestions

Cthomas
05-30-2006, 11:33 PM
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Grow your own flea and tick control !
Predator nematodes. Different types. Do a web search for best price.
Works great on insects, like fleas, that spend part of their lifecycle in dirt.
http://store.arbico-organics.com/beneficial-nematodes.html
These may or may not work as well for tick control. Ticks aren't insects, but arachnids--like mites, scorpions, and spiders.
Here is a link to research where nematodes are being used against ticks.
http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/mar98/tick0398.htm
Chris

lablover
06-07-2006, 09:57 PM
Buy some liquid Sevin and spray your yard.

Cthomas
06-09-2006, 10:41 PM
Lablover,
In a difficult environment, I assume this stuff works.
I did a Yahoo search.
Sevin is listed as teratogenic in guinea pigs and beagle dogs.
Teratogenic means ?monster making?.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teratogenesis
Sevin causes birth defects in various animals such as guinea pigs and beagle dogs.
http://www.healthyworld.org/sevin.html
Sounds scary. What do the labratory studies mean in real life.

JoeysZoey28
06-11-2006, 12:45 PM
thanks,

I sprayed it with Pro strike a bottle spray that attaches to my hose. It said it is good for fleas, ticks, mosquitos etc.. for 4 weeks.

Seem to be pretty costly though at 21.99 a bottle for 5,000sq. ft.


I will see what i try next. Someone rec. to me a garlic spray from another thread.