What to use to kill fleas?

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by Humbertslawncare, May 2, 2011.

  1. Humbertslawncare

    Humbertslawncare LawnSite Member
    from SC
    Posts: 15

    Hello, I need to know what is the best spray to kill fleas in my yard. I have a few dogs and fleas are getting bad and I want to know if there is something that I can buy that will work good. I have used once in done from Lowes, but I am looking to purchase a larger quantity that a quart. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you in advance Lawn Site friends.
     
  2. stumpman

    stumpman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    You can spray Sevin XLR or Crosscheck. Crosscheck is cheaper to use than Sevin. You can get Crosscheck at John Deere Landscape.
     
  3. Humbertslawncare

    Humbertslawncare LawnSite Member
    from SC
    Posts: 15

    Thanks man, I will get some of that today.
     
  4. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,964

    Sevin can no longer be used as a general application in residential areas. Only as a "spot treatment", which makes it useless for fleas.
     
  5. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Yea, that's true for trained professionals, but a homeowner can do what ever he wants. :dizzy::hammerhead:
     
  6. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sevin is hard to get and the last time I saw it in Walmart, all lawn usages were removed from the label. I know there is Sevin granules, but that makes a better grub treatment than a surface and nuisance pest treatment. Apparently, the issue is possible human exposure to a liquid formulation. I read this in the RED for carbaryl.
     
  7. Humbertslawncare

    Humbertslawncare LawnSite Member
    from SC
    Posts: 15

    Thanks guys for all of the answers. Just one more question, would granules be better than liquid spray?
     
  8. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 8,964

    If you can, use a liquid spray applied at a volume and pressure to penetrate into bushes and past the leaf canopy of grass. In most cases, that means 5 gallons per 1000 or more with some pressure behind it.
     

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