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Lisa from San Jose Ca writes,

Bad flea infestation on patio and in garage

We had a family of possums make our crawl space and garage their home. Once we got them out we had a huge flea infestation on our patio under a small deck. We've had terminix come spray 5x over the last 4 weeks and nothing has improved. We bombed the garage yesterday which had a slight improvement but the garage isn't nearly as bad as the patio near our sliding door ( there is a small dark place under the sliding door). Terminix has used cy-kik and tempo but neither has helped and they don't know what else to do. So I'm hoping to use Acher and talstar to get rid of the problem. We feel trapped in our home and defeated.


We apologize you are having such a time eradicating fleas. Fleas control can take time due to their life cycle. Talstar and Archer would work fantastic outdoors and in the garage. The IGR to break the reproduction cycle sounds like what your treatments have been missing. Please view our Flea control page. If you have a problem indoors, Talstar and Archer can only be applied to cracks and crevices. We recommend using Alpine Flea insecticide for indoor control.

Answer last updated on: 07/15/2014

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