Minimizing brush and overgrowth near structures helps minimize harborage, but certain areas are prone to infestation and will need to be treated regularly. Effective treatments include spraying with an appropriately labeled insecticide or a botanical emulsified concentrate, which should be mixed per the label. Areas frequented by pets, such as kennels and yards, should be treated with a broad fan spray. Vegetation, brush, rock walls, wood piles and other harborage areas also should be treated. Treatment should cover entire areas, not just spots. Retreatments might be necessary to gain lasting control. The spray must be dry before reintroducing pets and people to the area.
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