DIY Controls To Help Manage Ticks in Your Yard
Tired of pulling ticks off yourself, your family and your pets, and worrying about whether or not these ticks carry lyme? Here are a few actions you can take to help prevent tick bites:
1. Remove tick habitats in your yard, such as leaf and stick debris piles.
2. Wear light colored clothing, especially socks and pants when spending time outside. Ticks will be easier to spot and you can brush them off before they bite.
3. Cover up when hiking or spending time in shaded, wooded or grassy areas. Tucking your socks into your pants isn’t a great fashion statement but can prevent ticks from crawling up your legs!
4. Put your clothes in the dryer for 20 minutes after spending time outdoors, the heat will kill any lingering ticks.
5. Stay on trails and in sunny areas. Ticks don’t like short, mowed grass or heat from the sun.
The above tips along with tick checks are a smart, but it’s easy to miss these tiny creepy creatures and sometimes it’s too late. Lyme disease is a real issue in our neck of the woods, and now we are finding new types of ticks that come with a whole other host of threatening diseases. So what can you do about it, besides avoid the great outdoors?
And - there are no harsh chemicals so you don’t need to worry about side effects creating other problems for your families, pets and wildlife. Our solution is a spray applied to the perimeter of your property, the tall grasses and wood piles along the edges of your yard where ticks make their homes. The spray consists of organic oils, botanicals and soaps and has ZERO mammalian toxicity, meaning that there’s no need for you to move kids toys, lawn furniture, close your windows, or keep your pets out of the yard during the application process.
We recommend our treatment 3 times during peak tick season, or once a month from Spring through Fall for heavily tick-populated properties. Call or email now to save your family from these terrible ticks!