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How can I control pests in my yard?

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Here are tips to control pests in your yard:

  • Regularly remove leaf litter, tall grass, and brush.
  • Get rid of plants that attract deer, since deer carry ticks.
  • Cover garbage and store it out of reach of raccoons and rodents, which host ticks and fleas.
  • Trade chemicals for nematodes. These microscopic worms kill flea larvae and cocoons. Ask your pet or garden store for details.

SOURCES:

FDA: ''Safe Use of Flea and Tick Products in Pets.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: ''Safety in the Great Outdoors,'' ''Popular Flea Products Can Hurt Your Cat,'' ''Ticks.''

Environmental Protection Agency: ''Taking care of fleas and ticks on your pet,'' ''Frequent Questions.''

American Animal Hospital Association: ''Fleas.''

Veterinary Information Network: ''Flea Control.''

Merck Veterinary Manual: ''Delivery Systems.''

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on May 09, 2019

SOURCES:

FDA: ''Safe Use of Flea and Tick Products in Pets.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: ''Safety in the Great Outdoors,'' ''Popular Flea Products Can Hurt Your Cat,'' ''Ticks.''

Environmental Protection Agency: ''Taking care of fleas and ticks on your pet,'' ''Frequent Questions.''

American Animal Hospital Association: ''Fleas.''

Veterinary Information Network: ''Flea Control.''

Merck Veterinary Manual: ''Delivery Systems.''

Reviewed by Amy Flowers on May 09, 2019

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