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Old 08-18-2016, 03:47 PM
 
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Anyone else's yard infested with these annoying things?

My three dogs are constantly scratching.
I know by then scratching, they are spreading flea eggs everywhere but I am literally trying everything I could to contain them.

They are on Advantix (**** is expensive). But the stuff fades away after a week and they are back to non-stop scratching again.

I've sprayed the hell out of furniture &beds with Flea Killer/deterrent.

I've given them flea shampoo baths but they are crawling in them by the end of the day.

I've tried searching my yard (half acre) for any signs but can't find anything. Is there a nest in supposed to be looking for? Or are they evenly disbursed throughout the yard?
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Old 08-18-2016, 03:57 PM
 
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They're probably all over the yard. You won't see a nest. You need to treat the yard, house and dogs at the same time (on the same day) to get rid of everything. I would vacuum first, throw out the vacuum bag when done (if it's bagless empty it and clean it out), you want to get rid of any flea eggs you vacuum up. I'd then spray or set off a bomb inside. You also need to spray under the furniture and under the beds. The key is to do dogs, house and yard on the same day.

Once you've done that maybe switch to frontline once a month. I've had good luck with it but you need to get the infestation under control.

Good luck.
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Old 08-19-2016, 10:45 AM
 
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We switched to NexGard because the topical stuff would fade and the dogs would have fleas after 2 - 3 weeks. Haven't seen a single flea since we changed.
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Old 08-19-2016, 11:09 AM
 
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Get some Nexgard or Bravecto
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Old 08-19-2016, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Spring Hill, Florida
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My vet claims the OTC topical stuff like Frontline has lost its effectiveness over the years, like the fleas have developed a tolerance. Interesting theory, not sure how credible...
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Old 08-19-2016, 02:55 PM
 
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Anyone else's yard infested with these annoying things?

My three dogs are constantly scratching.
I know by then scratching, they are spreading flea eggs everywhere but I am literally trying everything I could to contain them.

They are on Advantix (**** is expensive). But the stuff fades away after a week and they are back to non-stop scratching again.

I've sprayed the hell out of furniture &beds with Flea Killer/deterrent.

I've given them flea shampoo baths but they are crawling in them by the end of the day.

I've tried searching my yard (half acre) for any signs but can't find anything. Is there a nest in supposed to be looking for? Or are they evenly disbursed throughout the yard?
Are you sure the itching is caused by fleas? Are you actually seeing fleas on your dogs?

Between the multiple shampooing with flea shampoo and sprays you are putting on bedding, you are subjecting their skin to all kinds of things that could be causing either an allergic reaction or simply drying out the skin.

Your dogs could also be having an allergic reaction to the flea bites.

I use Frontline and my dogs never have fleas.

I would lay off the chemicals, rinse your dogs with cool clear water to help with the itching, and talk to your vet. All those chemicals in the flea baths, sprays, and topicals added together could be toxic and causing the itching.

BTW- if there are still fleas, they aren't necessarily coming from the yard; if you have carpeting, the fleas could be living in the carpet. Vacuuming relentlessly will help. You may need to evacuate the humans and dogs from the home and flea bomb.
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:35 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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If the problem is really fleas, and if they're getting them outside, you can call a pest service that will spray the yard with nematodes. They will kill eggs and larvae. We had it done in out back yard one year when fleas were particularly bad and the problem stopped completely.
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Old 09-26-2016, 09:28 PM
 
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I am getting fleas like crazy as well we have treated the yard 4 times already my dog is on actyvil and the vet said the fleas die in 12 hours but every time my dog goes out she comes back in with them she is on her second dose. my indoor cats are on it as well.Anyone useK9 Advantix II .I have also sprayed the house inside with hot shot bug spray several times vacuuming twice a day. My house is clean as hell.But actyvil doesn't have a repellent so after she come in and I hold her I get a flea or two on me.I think that's why I keep getting fleas . I did here frontline isn't working as well

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Old 09-27-2016, 03:49 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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Advantix is still good in most areas but NOT for use on cats...
advantage is still working for us (but only covers fleas)
actyvil/frontline, anything with friponil is USELESS here.

flease quickly develop resistance to products.

we are having good luck with soresto collars on our 2 big dogs too.

(I cant ue any of the pill forms due to sensitivities in the dogs)
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Old 09-28-2016, 05:50 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Diatomaceous Earth (food grade): Bug Killer You Can Eat!

check this stuff out, its the only thing that got rid of the fleas we had..
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