Fleas are driving us crazy!
(I'm either Zone 20 or 21, can't remember....)
We have a BAD problem with fleas this year, especially out in the backyard. It's probably because we have no lawn or other ground cover back there - we're in the process of remodeling our house, and the yard was torn up (purposely) in the process of putting in an addition.
The workmen trot through the flea-infected yard and come into my house (now working on the kitchen). Therefore they bring some of the fleas in, who immediately made headway for my carpet.
We've tried some chemical for ants and fleas in the backyard but that was about a month ago. It said "good for 8 months". Should I do it again, or is there something else for outside? I'm going to try 20-Mule-Team Borax on the carpets inside, as I've been told that's a good way to kill the fleas inside. Can I use it outside if we're planning to put in a new yard in October or November???