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Five ways to control ticks in your lawn

We all know how unpleasant these blood-sucking insects can be, they bear Lyme disease, exposing you and your pets to this disease. Eliminating a tick infestation will imply most frequently finding the common areas tick likes example your pets, house, and yard. I advise that you start with your pets and home, then your yard. Failure to handle all three regions is probable to result in mistake and may lead to a worse infestation. Fortunately, the treatment of ticks follows the same measures regardless of the sort of tick or species. These bloodsuckers can leave unsightly bites on your skin as well. Spray repellent on your yard to prevent ticks and do a frequent pest control by local exterminators to avoid worrying about pests. In today’s post, I will be giving you five ways to control ticks from your lawn.

1. Mow your yard: Ticks like climbing to the edge of tall grass stalks and searching for chances to catch animals such as pets or humans. Start by getting rid of tall grass and bushes to eliminate the favorite hangout places of ticks, particularly at the edge of your lawn. Clean the leaf litter and attach it to your compost pile instead of tossing grass clippings and leaves into the garbage, and use the rich soil modification in your garden. Grass clippings create excellent mulch after they dry, which can help prevent the sprouting of weeds and assist the soil to retain water.

2. Use DEET pesticide on your lawn: Get a pesticide for repelling ticks. In the form of a spray or a liquid solution, you can get pesticides that will help you repel ticks from your lawn. Chose a pesticide with a low amount of DEET, 50 per cent or less, as it will be less environmentally damaging. It has still been shown that pesticides with small DEET concentration are powerful in preventing and stopping ticks. Make sure you read and follow instructions on the label for guidance and do not apply more than directed. You can search your local hardware store or online for the pesticides. For safety reasons; Contact your local Environmental Protection Agency telephone or by online to ensure that you are permitted to use certain pesticides in your district because DEET may be environmentally toxic.

3. Remove woodpile and debris: Toss out or use any extra lumber or wood in your yard. Remove from your yard any junk, old furniture and other debris, so ticks do not have to hide anywhere. Keep pots and containers in the garage or storage room placed nicely. Make sure you do not have them all over your yard because ticks can conceal in these items.

4. Target wildlife animals instead of your yard: Research has it that Mice play a significant part in the Lyme disease transmission process. You can place a drop in the tick population in and around your yard if you can prevent critters from transmitting ticks. Keep animals with a fence or obstacle from your yard. All these animals can bring ticks to your yard, like deers, squirrels, mice, rabbits, raccoons, and feral cats. Put a wooden fence to keep them out of your yard. Stop wildlife from regular visits by ensuring that your yard is free of debris or trash. Keep fruit shrubs and fruit trees trimmed so that they do not attract these animals. Remove any wildlife that attempts to reside in your yard or under your roof to prevent you from being subjected to ticks.

5. Get ticks eaters: For some individuals, this method is not a solution, but consider investing in a few chickens. In addition to providing you with new eggs, raising chickens will also peck off ticks in your yard. If you are choosing this method, make sure you look for the right nutrition and shelter these chickens need. Robins and other backyard birds that are ground-feeders also feed on ticks so that a bird-friendly yard can assist in maintaining the tick population down. Unfortunately, some birds usually bear ticks, so be sure to keep places close to bird feeders and birdbaths free of brush and debris so that any hitchhiking ticks will survive.

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