Posted on May 30, 2012 with No Comments
Pest Control to help keep your yard tick free this summer
Ticks and lyme disease are on the rise in New York. Here are some more prevention tips to reduce the number of ticks in your yard:
- Keep your yard clean of debris such as leaf litter and grass clippings and keep flowerbeds dry.
- Keep grass mowed and trim bushes and shrubs, especially near paths and walkways.
- Minimize ground cover.
- Separate your lawn from any wooded areas with a barrier.
- Minimize anything that will attract tick infested wildlife, including bird feeders and bird baths.
- White-tailed deer are known to be a carry of ticks. Deer enter suburban yards seeking food sources
- Have a New York Pest Control Company apply a pesticide to your property.
JP McHale can help protect your family and pets from diseases carrying ticks. Ticks are very small insects that feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals, including dogs, cats, mice, deer, and, of course, people. A tick will latch onto the skin, dig in its feeding apparatus, and then bite. When the tick is full, it swells in size. Then it drops off the host, only to repeat the cycle again later.