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Fleas aren't the problem they once were.
Products put ON the pets like Advantix, Frontline have done-away with lots of infestations.
Medications used INSIDE (orallY) have done even better with less resistance. Examples are "Comfortis" and "NexGard" (my two favorites)

There are other medications for fleas.
The ones I DO NOT LIKE ARE: Simparica, Bravecto, Generic Heartworm pills.
Would not use them in my dog or cat.

I like Trifexis but I don't carry it because it's too expensive in the winter when you may not need flea control.

In the yard, control of fleas can be professionally undertaken or at Home Depot they have "Spectracide Granules" which you can spread like grass seed and water in.

In the house, I've used and liked flea bombs, but also "Flea Busters" anhydrous Boric Acid.

If I had small children or someone was pregnant, I'd avoid the chemicals in bombs.

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Spectracide 53960-1 FBA_53960-1 Triazicide Insect Killer for Lawns Granules 20 Pounds

I used this stuff and spread it with a grass-seed spreader. I was "pretty good" about pet areas and places they walked and went. I didn't get the corners of the yard very well - I mean, the fleas would have to cross a LOT of yard to get to my Ajax.

Yes this kills a lot of bugs but not many of the flying ones. It's a soil-level bug killer. I liked that.

What To Use In The Yard for Fleas

The best dental exercise.
Single Knucklebones are good when you don't know if the dog is gonna want to chew one. I buy several knucklebones at a time and it's a little cheaper most of the time.
Something else I found for my dog "Ajax" that's cool:

Sporn Dog Halter STOPS "pulling and tugging" NOW. (Link)

This is what I use now, with my dog Ajax. I used to use the Gentle Leader, but I didn't like including his face in the thing. Now, this just goes around his chest and he DOES NOT PULL ANY MORE. It's great! Amazon.com has it.

You can buy a fat bundle of 'wet wipes' with Cetaphil and I'd recommend it. They're great for cleaning healing wounds, dirty ears, cleansing around some eyes, under-tails, surgery sites, sores.

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