Fleas and ticks

Asked May 18, 2017, 3:43 PM EDT

Currently I have not seen fleas or ticks, but hear this will be a bad summer for them. Is there a safe yard treatment to prevent them that is safe for pets and beneficials?

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3 Responses

Please search both fleas and ticks on our website. It offers many tips on managing your environment (yard) in order to discourage these insect pests. We do not recommend treating your yard unless you can target a current situation, because all pesticides are toxic to a range of insects, including beneficial ones that may normally be eating or parasitizing the pest insects!

ticks: http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/deer-black-legged-and-wood-ticks

fleas: http://extension.umd.edu/hgic/fleas

Be sure to read through the links provided also.

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Thanks so much for this helpful information.