Lyme disease is becoming more of a problem than ever before. Due to the increase in those affected by the disease, people are learning how dangerous those tiny little ticks can be. If you have dogs, cats or kids that spend time in your yard, it's time to look into what needs to be done to protect your family from this awful, painful disease. Here, you'll find a few tips that can help you reduce the tick population on your property to protect your furry, and non-furry loved ones.
Contact your local pest control specialist. Ticks aren't much different from spiders and other creepy-crawly things lurking in your yard. With the application of the right pesticide, the ticks that are on your property will be killed. Not only will the living ticks be killed, but so will the larvae that they've laid in the ground.
Working with a professional will allow you to create a treatment plan that will effectively protect your property from ticks. The technician will be able to set up a schedule for your exact location to ensure that the ticks aren't a problem throughout the year.
Keep your grass mowed and trim any long grass or weeds. Ticks love to hang off the ends of these plants and catch a ride with anyone that passes close enough for them to grab a hold of. If you eliminate the high weeds and grass, you'll reduce the likelihood of the ticks finding their way onto your body or your pets.
Spray yourself and your family with insect repellant that contains DEET. Not only will this help to keep the ticks off, but it will also keep the mosquitoes and other annoying bugs away. Just be sure to reapply it every few hours if you're spending a lot of time outside.
There are a number of flea and tick treatments for your pets. Be sure to get the treatment made specifically for your type of pet and the size of your pet. If you get drops that are meant for a 10-pound dog and put them on a 50-pound dog, the treatment will not effectively keep the ticks from climbing on and using your dog for a dinner source.
Ticks are a real problem, and the problem is only getting worse. If you do your part to protect your property, you're not only helping your family, you're helping put a tiny dent in the infestation of ticks spreading throughout the country.Share
6 June 2018
Hey, I’m Trinity Bonner. Welcome to my site. I am here to discuss pest control products for individuals and professionals. There are various levels of pest control products on the market today. In the initial phases, individuals can use commercially available products to keep pests out of the home and kill those that invade. If the infestation worsens or continues, it may be necessary to call in a professional to use stronger products to eliminate the problem. I will use this site to explore these products, and their application requirements, in more detail. Please visit my site often to learn more.