Fleas are one of those nagging problems that pet owners despise. No matter how hard you try to keep fleas off of your pets, it often seems the moment they step out into your backyard that they become a magnet for the parasitic pests. What many pet owners do not know is that some people naturally have more fleas in their yard than others even though it is a known-fact that fleas come from the outdoors. If you feel like you have a lot of fleas in your yard or at least more than what seems usual, there can actually be reasons why.
Geography can have a big part to play in flea infestations.
If you live in a cool and dry area, you may not have a lot of fleas hanging around on your property. On the other hand, if you live in a warm and humid climate, you probably have a lot of fleas. These insects prefer areas that are warm and humid. There is not much you can do about the climate where you live if you are trying to eradicate a flea problem on your property, but you can work with a pest control agent to have your home and your yard treated.
Tallgrass can be inviting to fleas.
If you are having a major flea problem on your property, it is important to be especially attentive to your grass. Overgrown, tall grass gives the fleas a good place to hang out and thrive, so the more frequently you mow your lawn, the fewer fleas you will see hanging around. Likewise, if you have only been mowing a small patch of your backyard and leaving a perimeter filled with weeds and tall grass, it is best to expand the scope of what you are keeping mowed to deter a flea problem.
Wildlife populations in the area can contribute to a flea problem.
Fleas are naturally going to thrive in areas where they have access to plenty of food. Therefore, if you live in a rural area where there is a lot of wildlife, it can be a factor that contributes to the fact that you have a lot of fleas in your yard. Again, you may not be able to deter wildlife around your property, but you can work to keep these creatures out of your backyard. A pest control company can help you set traps and safeguards to lessen the concern.