2 Ways To Control Ticks In Your Yard

With spring here and summer coming, you probably want to spend more time out in your yard, having fun and enjoying the weather. That can be great until you get in your house and realize that you have a tick, or your pets have ticks, or your child has a tick. That is considerably less great. Ticks can be a huge problem and can carry diseases that will affect you and your pets. That means that you should do everything you can to keep them from affecting you and your family, which means stopping them from even being able to get to you in the first place. You don't have to stay in your house to get that to happen. There are things that you can do to control them in your yard. 

Pesticides

One thing that you can do is to spray pesticides that will get rid of the ticks. Ideally, you want to spray in the spring, because that's when the ticks are in their young stage, and killing them then will disrupt the cycle. You shouldn't have to worry about spraying again, but it is a good idea to keep track of the ticks and use the spray again if you see any. Make sure that you protect yourself, your family, and your pets if you use pesticides, since the chemicals can be toxic. You also need to be aware that spraying to get rid of ticks can also hurt more beneficial insects. 

Clear Out Brush

If you have a lot of brush or debris in your yard, you should get rid of that or limit it to one place, if you use it for compost. That's because the debris gives the ticks a good place to hide and live. It's also a good place for pets and kids to run around and play in, which would put them in direct contact with ticks. Getting rid of that brush and yard debris will help to eliminate that problem. It can also help to keep deer from having something to eat, if you live in an area where deer are prevalent. Keeping deer out of your yard will help to keep ticks down as well. 

If you are worried about ticks in your yard, there are several things that you can do to control them, including calling a pest control service. They can come and spray for ticks and they can also help you with some ideas of how to keep ticks under control. Contact a company that offers tick control services to learn more.

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