Ticks pose a major problem to humans and pets alike, as well as wild animals. Ticks can carry Lyme disease, which can be harmful to all animals and to humans. This disease can eventually be deadly for some, taking its toll after a long battle with illness if it is not caught quickly enough. This disease can spread through bites from these pests, which burrow their heads and bodies into you or into an animal. If it embeds itself into a spot on the body that you do not regularly check, it can easily go unnoticed. To control the population of ticks and tick-borne diseases, there are things you may be able to do to help. Read on for helpful information.
Trim Back Trees
Keep your trees trimmed and off of the ground. Ticks are usually found in densely wooded areas, but they can be found in the trees in your own backyard as well. Trim back your trees and clear out some of the thick woods around your home to help clear your yard of ticks. If you have tree limbs touching the ground, trim them back and trim them high. Thin out bushes and remove a lot of the thick brush as well, especially in areas close to your home where you or your pets may get nearby.
Keep Wildlife Out
Wildlife may be bringing the ticks to your yard. Keep the wildlife out of your yard by putting up a fence, setting up your yard with a sprinkler system, or with decoys to scare the wildlife away. You should also keep your yard neat, clean, and free of debris or clutter where the wildlife may find food or shelter. If you keep the wildlife out, you may have a chance to keep ticks out as well.
Spray Your Yard
Having your yard and your trees sprayed for ticks by a professional pest control service can also be a benefit to you. They can spray a pesticide that is safe for your landscaping that will only target the ticks to keep you and your family, as well as your family pets safe from these pests.
If you have a lot of ticks in your yard, or you have a dense, wooded lot, you may want to consider hiring a pest control company to get control of the ticks and prevent tick-borne illnesses from affecting you, and your loved ones, as well as your pets and others.
Reach out to a local pest control company to learn more.