My father-in-law keeps a small kennel of hunting dogs (don't worry unlike some hunting dogs they're well cared for). He's having a terrible time with fleas. He's treated the dogs and the ground but hasn't had much luck keeping them away. He sprays the area and within a week or so they're back and in large numbers. I wish I knew what spray he was using so I could post it here. It does seem to work but doesn't last. The ground in the kennels is a hard packed clay (we've lots of that in Georgia) which I know is better than sand or gravel for flea control but don't know if there's something better he could do. The kennel is in a wooded area and I know I'll mention that we need to get some of the vegetation down around the kennel but there aren't any plants inside the kennel. My father-in-law has the means to be able to provide well for his dogs and is willing to try things I suggest to a degree. He's not going to build them a palace but he doesn't want them covered in fleas either so may be willing to do more than most might. I'd like to pass on any suggestions people may have to him so we can get the flea under control. It really is a big problem and any help would be appreciated!
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9/12/08 at 12:41pm