How to Keep Ticks Out of Your Yard
Ticks are no longer a pest you see just when the weather starts to warm up, they are becoming a nuisance all year through. This also means that you’re never too far away from a tick, so if you thought your back yard was safe, you may want to think again. Here are a few things you can do to keep your home safe and keep ticks out of your yard.
How can you keep your lawn tidy?
Ticks love long grass, so the best way to keep them away is to mow your lawn short and neat. Rake any leaves and try to keep the lawn landscaped to prevent ticks from setting up camp.
Would putting up a fence help?
Putting up a fence can help to reduce the number of wild animals that roam into your yard that could also be carrying ticks. They like to latch onto raccoons and deer and even stray dogs, so the best way to stop them from getting in is to put up a fence to keep them out.
Should you invest in a barrier spray?
Yes! Investing in a barrier spray program from a professional tick control company will help to reduce the number of ticks significantly. In fact, our programs not only knock these pests dead on contact but our backpack sprayers get deep into the foliage in your yard and coat leaves and bushes leaving a protective barrier that repels these pests.
If your dog likes to play in your yard…
Make sure you give your four-legged friend a thorough check before you let it back into your home. Ticks can hop onto your dog if they venture into a tick habitat, which means your dog could bring ticks back into your yard and your home.
Remember, that it’s not just your pets you should be checking for ticks. Make sure you give yourself a good once over and put any clothes into a hot wash. If you find a tick on you and it’s embedded into your skin, it’s important to know how to remove it safely. Ticks are harmful! They spread disease, so do what you can to keep yourself safe in your own home.