Unfortunately this is one of the worst seasons we’ve had in quite some time for ticks. It often occurs in your own back yard. There are ways to prevent it, let’s take a look.
The tick season started. It started in April, goes through November, peaks in July.
Unfortunately, the worst months for ticks are also the best months for being outside. The middle of your yard is typically safe, so where are the ticks living? It’s more those shady wooded edges where there’s stone walls, a lot of leaf litter.The more moist the area, the more likely you are to have ticks waiting to latch on and bite you. But there are ways to help keep the ticks out of your yard. First off, keep leaf piles far away from your house and yard, and use woodchips as a buffer.
Woodchips, mulch, that’s a great thing to put down. Basically keeping a nice clean area is key. Ticks will get into areas where there’s a lot of moisture.
Keeping your yard clean is important, but the best way to get rid of ticks (pause) is to hire a professional to come and spray your yard. Count on EHS Pest Control to tailor a program to protect you, your children, and pets from this potentially life threatening pest. We offer organic tick prevention.
A high pressure hydraulic system that will blast into those areas 40 to 50 feet with a nice fine fog of material to really get underneath that leaf litter.
What do you do if you have a tick on you?
Make sure you remove it properly, use a tweezer. You want to get it at the head and you don’t want to smash it because that increases the likelihood of transmitting the disease.For more information on organic trick control, contact EHS Pest Control.