Getting Rid of Fleas in Yard?

First, I do not have any pets, but for some reason I have an embarrassing problem in that fleas are attracted to me! I asked my PCP doc and she said it's probably the meds I'm taking because I've never had this issue before.


I've tried about everything for the yard off the porch where I sit; pyrethrin insecticides, IGRs, DE, dishsoap, lime, cedar oil, mothballs, and others that I've tried through the years. Nothing seems to work! I live in Florida where it gets very hot, humid, and rains a lot in the summer.

Note: there is wildlife like squirrels, coons, and stray cats that walk through the yard and apparently drop fleas. I've even gotten into essential oils for my hair/body, which helps a little, but not totally. I've found that mixing 1 part lemon juice to 1 part water in a spray bottle helps those little suckers stop, but I want to keep them totally off of me! Please help.


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April 11, 20130 found this helpful

If you live in FL you more than likely have sand fleas. Pesty little blighters, and somewhat difficult to completely eradicate. If you are not adverse to using a pesticide regularly, try using Liquid Sevin-it's what I used when I lived in Melbourne, Pensacola, and further north in SE AL. Regular applications work amazingly well to keep not only sand fleas down in yard and house, but also all the other 'lovely' crawlies hanging out in the FL and AL sun:)


It's available in the garden department of most big box stores and comes either pre-mixed in an applicator container (hideously overpriced but simple to use) or as a concentrate you mix and apply with a sprayer. The concentrate and sprayer purchase is much more reasonably priced. Get the sprayer with the shoulder carry strap for ease of use.

Follow the labelled directions very strictly and you'll see an immediate+long term drop in your sand flea population.

April 12, 20130 found this helpful

If you check with your doctor first and make sure it won't interfere with your other drugs:

Brewers Yeast

I started giving it to my dog for her coat. I noticed mosquitoes stopped bothering her. I checked with my doctor to make sure it was okay for me.


My thought is, if it stops one blood sucking bug, it may stop another. It is very inexpensive and one a day will work once you get it started.


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April 13, 20130 found this helpful

Do you have sand, it can attract fleas?

December 10, 20160 found this helpful

I have a major flea problem in my yard. I live in Australia and it's summer plus we have a sandy yard. Please can you help my fur buddies :(

April 13, 20130 found this helpful

Just get you a can of Raid and spray your door way and carpet, and your car I don't have any pets, but my yard is filled with fleas this year. So I keep a can of Raids in my car, outside my front door and inside the house at the door.


I was told that lime will rid yor yard of them also, so when I get pay Friday I am going to get some. I also keep a can of deep wood off outside and I spray my grand kids up and down with this.

April 13, 20130 found this helpful

Beware of Raid - the two people that I know that used it both died from Lung Cancer.

April 14, 20130 found this helpful

I went to the dollar store and got flea bombs and got boric acid and sprayed my carpet and left it for a few days fleas are gone thank god

July 24, 20130 found this helpful

I live in Florida and this past May applied beneficial nematodes to my yard. I had research this for a while before I took the leap and applied them to my yard and very happy to say No Fleas!


This saves me a ton of money on flea treatment and allergy treatments for my animals. You can order them on Amazon.

January 8, 20150 found this helpful

Fleas are very disgusting! There are a lot of ways to get rid of them but not all are effective, depending on how badly your home, yard, or animal is infested. What I'd suggest is actually looking through the information presented here [ ] and try to apply methods that equate to your situation or at least the ones that show more results.

November 11, 20150 found this helpful

Very sorry about your problem.. I've had a lot of experience with flea infestations, and my opinion is it's at times nearly impossible to control :/ Your best option is to wait for them to die out in the winter, then start applying flea prevention measures. Fleas in the yard are a huge problem for many people, but there is a way to stop it while it's managable.


Good luck to you, Ren :)

March 3, 20160 found this helpful

perhaps a granular combined with an Insect Growth Regulator would be more effective treatment.

July 22, 20160 found this helpful

We tried everything for fleas finally bought lice shampoo and spray and bomb it worked


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