fleas in the yard

I have a pet dog that seems to get one or two fleas every time he goes out in the yard. I don’t see any animals out there except some squirrels and cats that hang around the bird feeder. Could he be getting fleas from them?

Fleas are commonly brought into the yard by animals like squirrels and cats. But trying to figure out where the fleas are coming from isn’t productive. What would be more productive would be to put out some flea treatment in the yard to the fleas left behind won’t be able to get on your dog or lead to futher problems in the future. I suggest you review our on line flea control article which talks abouts treating the yard. Apply some of the Bifen Granules out there and you should be able to keep the fleas at bay and still enjoy your bird feeder.