Best Flea Spray for Yard 2018 Guide

If you have pets, you’ve probably already taken steps to de-flea your house using a flea fogger

But did you know that many flea infestations actually start in the yard? That’s why it’s important to also de-flea your garden, especially if your four-legged friends spend lots of time outdoors.

The best way to get rid of fleas in your yard is to use sprays made specifically to tackle this very issue. But knowing which flea spray to use can be confusing. Luckily we’ve put together this handy guide to help you decide.

Best flea spray for yard 2018 

This comparison table gives you a good summary of the best flea sprays for yards. We’ve also included a full buyer’s guide further down.

1. Pivot 10 IGR Concentrate – highly effective for large yards

This is the best flea spray for yards that we could find. Pivot 10 IGR disrupts the entire flea life cycle. It can be used both indoors and outdoors.

And with coverage of 41,250 square meters, it’s perfect for large yards but is one of the more expensive flea sprays for yards available.


Pros

  • Disrupts entire flea life cycle
  • Long-lasting
  • Great for large yards
  • Can also be used indoors

Cons

  • Expensive


2. NyGuard Insect Growth Regulator – great for very large yards 

This is probably the best solution for very large yards, covering over 52,000 square feet. NyGuard also disrupts the entire flea life cycle, making it highly effective. You do have to pay a heftier price though.


Pros

  • Disrupts entire flea life cycle
  • Long-lasting
  • Great for large yards
  • Can also be used indoors

Cons

  • Expensive


3. Archer Insect Growth Regulator – does the job well

Another great flea spray that kills flea eggs, larvae, pupae and adults. However, with coverage of 24,000 square feet, Archer is not as effective for larger yards as its competitors.

It is also a very expensive product for such a low coverage.


Pros

  • Disrupts entire flea life cycle
  • Long-lasting
  • Can also be used indoors

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Not good for very large yards


4. Martin’s I.G. Regulator – fantastic for small yards

This is one of the best flea sprays for small yards, covering up 6,000 square feet.

Martin’s is also great in killing fleas across their entire life cycle and can be used indoors too.

5. Vet’s Best Flea and Tick Yard and Kennel Spray – natural ingredients

If you’re looking for a product with natural ingredients, then Vet’s Best Flea & Tick Yard & Kennel Spray is the one for you.

It’s safe to use around your pets, which means you don’t have to keep them away during or immediately after spraying.

Even though it uses natural ingredients, this spray is effective in quickly killing both fleas and their eggs.


Pros

  • Made of natural ingredients
  • Safe around pets
  • Kills fleas and eggs

Cons

  • Not very long-lasting
  • May need several applications for larger yards  


6. SENTRY HOME Flea and Tick Yard and Premise Spray – good for small yards

Not only does this product kill adult fleas, but larvae and eggs too. This means you stop the problem at its source.

One drawback is that it only covers a small area (up to 2,667 square feet) so you’ll need to buy more than one bottle if you have a bigger yard.


Pros

  • Long-lasting
  • Disrupts the entire flea life cycle

Cons

  • May need several applications for larger yards  


7. Wondercide Ready-to-Spray Natural Flea and Tick Yard Spray – non-toxic

A non-toxic product is always a win and that’s why we love the Wondercide brand. This yard flea spray is safe to use around your pets and young children too.

Not only does it kill adults, it also kills the eggs, larvae and pupae. It may not last as long as the other products but that’s quite common for organic products.


Pros

  • Organic and non-toxic
  • Safe around pets
  • Disrupts the entire flea life cycle

Cons

  • Not very long-lasting  


8. Cutter Backyard Bug Control Spray Concentrate – cheap

Cutter Backyard Bug Control Spray Concentrate is probably best known for killing mosquitoes. But it’s also quick and effective in killing adult fleas.

While the brand claims that the spray will last up to 12 weeks, it’s more likely to last around 4 weeks or less. And you’re likely to have to reapply each time it rains.

However, it is the cheapest product on our list that still does a decent job. All you need to do is attach the sprayer to your hose and you’re ready to spray on your lawn, trees, flowers, bushes and concrete areas.


Pros

  • Cheap
  • Fast acting  

Cons

  • Needs to be reapplied after rainfall
  • Doesn’t last as long as the package claims
  • Only kills adult fleas   


9. Advantage Yard and Premise Spray – good for large yards

A great product for killing fleas and ticks in your yard before your pet brings them indoors. You’ll need to spray every 3-4 weeks, which is about the average for all the products listed in our guide.

Advantage Yard and Premise Spray also comes with an easy-to-use hose attachment. You can use it on lawns, patios, sidewalks and driveways.


Pros

  • Good for larger yards   

Cons

  • Only kills adult fleas    


10. Adams Plus Flea & Tick Yard Spray – good value for money

Despite its name, Adams Plus Flea & Tick Yard Spray can also be used indoors – an added bonus if you have adult flea problems inside your house too.

This makes it fantastic value for money. The product is easy to use. Just attach it to your hose to spray your lawn, bushes and flowers and enjoy up to 4 weeks relief.


Pros

  • Can be used indoors and outdoors    

Cons

  • The sprayer mechanism on some bottles can be faulty
  • Only kills adult fleas     


11. BioSpot Active Care Yard & Garden Spray – long-lasting

This is one of the best yard sprays for adult flea control. BioSpot Active Care Yard & Garden Spray is effective in killing fleas and keeping them away from your pets.

Lasting 4-6 weeks, it is also one of the longer lasting sprays available. This means you don’t have to spray as often and still enjoy the benefits of remaining flea-free.

It does contain some pretty toxic ingredients so be very careful in letting pets near the sprayed area until completely dry. However, this is the price you pay for an effective, potent solution.


Pros

  • Long-lasting
  • Fast-acting     

Cons

  • Quite toxic so be very careful when using around pets
  • Only kills adult fleas      


Yard Flea Sprays – Buyer’s Guide 

If you haven’t experienced problems with fleas yet, you may be wondering whether to bother with a flea spray for your home, let alone your yard. But remember – prevention is better than cure! 

Considerations to Make 

Buying flea sprays for your yard is different to buying flea control products for inside your home.

Here’s what we’ve taken into consideration in putting this guide together:

#1: Ease-of-use:

The flea sprays for yards we’ve reviewed can be used with a garden sprayer. Some even come with a very handy hose applicator.

#2: Duration:

Most of the products we’ve reviewed last 3-4 weeks.

#3: Coverage:

Is it suitable for small or large yards?

#4: Whether it only kills adult fleas:

Some yard sprays are very effective in killing adult fleas quickly on contact. However, these probably won’t kill the eggs and larvae. This means you’ll need to spray again, after the fleas have hatched and grown.

#5: Whether it’s also effective before the adult stage:

For the best results, you want to use sprays that get to the source of the problem: flea eggs, larvae and pupae.

These sprays are more expensive but far more effective. On the flip side, these sprays are less toxic to adult fleas – so you’ll either have to wait longer (8-10 days) before they die, or combine with other sprays for faster results.

#6: Whether it uses natural or chemical ingredients:

Generally, flea sprays for yards that contain chemicals are more effective. But there are a few good, non-toxic solutions available too.

Remember: always follow all instructions carefully. Not only is this important for safety reasons, but will also ensure you get the best results.

When buying flea sprays for your yard, you’ll want to consider:

#1: Is the yard spray effective for the entire flea life cycle?
This is probably the most important thing for you to consider when choosing a flea spray for your yard. If you’re looking for a cheap, quick solution, then get a yard spray that only kills adult fleas.

However, as we’ve shown in our guide, the most effective sprays are those that kill flea eggs, larvae, pupae and adults. While these are more expensive, they are your best solution for long-lasting results.

#2: How long does the spray last?

The longer the duration, the less frequently you’ll need to spray your yard. Most flea yard sprays last 3-4 weeks, despite what the product labels may claim. Cheaper sprays will wash away in the rain.

#3: How much area does the spray cover?

If you have a small yard, then a lower capacity will do. But for larger yards, you either want to buy a higher capacity spray or end up getting multiple bottles. So it’s important to check the coverage.

#4: Is it easy to use?

Some sprays come with a hose attachment making it easy to apply around your garden. Others will need to be used with a garden sprayer.

#5: Where can it be used?

Check whether the spray can be used on lawns, flowers, shrubs and sidewalks. While it’s hard to find sprays that can be safely used on vegetable patches, you want to make sure that most of your yard is covered. Some sprays can even be used indoors, giving you great value for money.

#6: Is it safe to use around your pets?

Always read the ingredients, instructions and warning labels carefully. Some sprays are made with natural ingredients and may be safe to use around your pets.

With other sprays, you’ll need to remove your pet first before spraying and also wait until it dries completely before bringing pets back into the yard.

Conclusion

We’ve shown you some of the best flea sprays for yards that we could find. Two products stood out for us:

– We liked Pivot because it’s great for large yards. More importantly, it kills fleas across their entire life cycle.

– Similarly, Martin’s also disrupts the entire flea life cycle and is fantastic if you have a small yard.

Both these products can be used indoors too, providing great value-for-money. Have you tried any of these or other flea sprays for yards? Let us know in the comments.

 

 

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