The mere thought of ticks conjures up images of itchy bites and harmful tick-borne diseases. These troublesome pests thrive in tall grasses, wooded areas, damp soil, and shaded spots, environments easily found in any backyard. However, by implementing effective tick control strategies, you can create a safer and more enjoyable outdoor space while safeguarding your family and pets against ticks.
4 Top Benefits of Treating Your Property for Ticks
- Mitigates health risks: By treating your property for ticks, you reduce the risk of tick bites as well as the chance of contracting harmful and long-lasting tick-borne diseases like Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain disease, and Babesiosis.
- Allows you to enjoy your outdoor space: A tick-infested lawn becomes a huge deterrent against using the space for any activity. Treating your property for ticks allows you to reclaim your yard and enjoy it with peace of mind.
- Protects your pet’s health: Ticks can bite pets and potentially give them the same tick-borne diseases as humans.
- Prevents secondary pests: Ticks serve as hosts for pests like mites, fleas, and bacteria. With timely tick-control methods, you disrupt the lifecycle of pests and provide them less opportunities to spread in your outdoor space.
How to Keep Ticks at Bay
- Mow your lawn regularly. Remove debris, fallen leaves, and other materials that can be used as hiding spaces by ticks.
- Do a thorough check of your dogs and cats. If you spot any ticks, remove them at once with special twist and pull tools designed to remove ticks without breaking the head. Use collars and other tick-control products on your pets as advised by your veterinarian.
- Create a tick-resistant landscape. Grow plants like rosemary, mint, marigold, lavender, and lemongrass to deter ticks and other pests from taking up residence in your space.
- Stop wild animals from entering your outdoor area as they may be tick-infected. Ensure that they stay away from your yard by fencing it properly. Deer are particularly prone to being tick carriers.
- Apply tick-resistant products on shrubs, trees, and moist areas in your front and backyard to eliminate these creatures. Always follow instructions before applying any products. Or call trained pest management professionals to safely apply it for you.
Enjoy Your Tick-free Outdoor Space All Year
Ticks are a hard-to-eliminate nuisance and can be potentially harmful to you and your family. Keep yourself and your loved ones safe by following the above-mentioned steps. Contact our landscaping professionals for the best recommendations and services to tackle any pest-related issues.
At Greenskeeper, we offer a unique Bug Barrier treatment designed to rid your lawn of ticks and other pests like mosquitoes, insects, and grubs. Our team of professionals has the necessary expertise and tools to apply our safe formulation, providing you with a pest-free yard.