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Sarah from Ft Walton Beach, Fl writes

What would you recommend for flea control on an outdoor screened patio?

My patio is carpeted with a very low pile outdoor type carpet. It is very susceptible to moisture when it rains because the porch is merely screened in. I do have a dog, cats, and young children who come onto the porch to play and access the yard. I'm not sure what products would be safe for this application because many indoor pesticides are poisonous to mammals when wet and many outdoor style pesticides are specifically designed for outdoor only applications (yeah I know that's a no brainer)and require watering in which won't work on a porch. What would you recommend for flea control in this area?

Answer:

You are correct that there are many products on our site for flea control but most of which you would not want to get wet over and over when it rains if applied in the sun room.  Since fleas are either brought in by clothing or pets, or fleas would come inside from the outside perimeter of the sun room, your best option is to do proactive treatments around the perimeter of the sun room.  You should obviously keep flea medicine on your pets which you probably already do.  Outside in your yard and around the sun room, we would recommend applying our outdoor flea control kit.

Answer last updated on: 03/24/2012

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