When it comes to preparing for a trip through the woods, the threat of ticks isn’t one that is usually at the forefront of our minds. In reality, ticks can be quite dangerous as they spread Lyme disease, which can be a serious medical condition. Ticks tend to gather in high grasses and in the woods and will attach themselves to your leg as you walk by. This is why it is so important to wear long pants with little to no exposed skin on trips through the forest. Here are a few more tick pest control tips you can easily implement to stay tick-free this summer season.
First of all, you’ll want to keep your lawn in good shape. Keep grass short so that common pests like ticks cannot approach your home. You’ll likely need more than just a lawn mower to get the job done. If you don’t own a weed trimmer, get one and keep any long strands of grass short on your property. Push back the forest lines as far back as you can and maintain that line to help reduce creep. It can be hard work at first, but keeping your lawn free of threats is more than worth it.
Next, if you enjoy watching birds at a bird feeder, you may want to consider pushing back the feeder as far into the woods as possible. Birds and the other forest creatures that feed on fallen bird seed often carry ticks on them, so if you have the feeder next to your window, you could be inviting ticks into your yard. You may also want to think twice about having crawling ivy on your home as this can attract bugs, as well.
If you live in a very rural area and you routinely have trouble with deer and other animals coming into your yard, you may want to consider building a fence. There are many fencing options that aren’t eyesores and since deer are the biggest transporter of ticks, you really want to keep them as far away from your home as possible.
Ticks can be a frightening pest that can do quite a bit of damage if you don’t know to look for them. It is only with due diligence and proper care that you can keep your home and your children free of ticks this summer season. Learn how to perform proper checks of your body and the bodies of your children for ticks.
If you have a tick problem around your home contact the technicians at Young Environmental Solutions. They have years of experience in extermination and tick control.