6 C’s of Tick Control
To reduce the risk of getting ticks on your property, you should contact the professional tick control experts at Mosquito Squad. Our licensed and trained professionals share with you the 6 C’s of tick control tips to help keep ticks out of your yard.
Clear Out: Reduce your tick exposure by clearing out areas where lawn and tree debris gathers. Ticks thrive in moist, shady areas and tend to die in sunny, dry areas. Don't position playground equipment, decks, or patios near treed areas.
Clean: Eliminate leaf litter by cleaning it around the house and lawn edges. We also recommend mowing tall grass to keep your lawn short.
Choose Plants: Since deer can bring ticks to your yard, select plants and shrubs that don’t attract deer. You can also install physical barriers to keep deer out of your yard. Check with your local nursery to determine the best choices for your area. Learn which plants deter deer from HGTV.
Check Hiding Places: Know tick hiding places and check them frequently. Fences, brick walls, and patio retaining walls are popular hiding places.
Care for Family Pets: Family pets can suffer from tick-borne disease and can also carry infected ticks into your home. Talk to your veterinarian about using tick collars and sprays.
Call the Pros: Professional tick control uses barrier spray treatments and tick tubes to eliminate ticks before they can get to you. Our traditional mosquito control spray kills adult ticks on contact, while tick tubes are placed around your property to entice mice. Mice collect the cotton in the tick tubes for bedding, and since most ticks get their first blood meals from mice, they are exposed to the treated cotton that effectively eliminates them. Strategically placed, tick tubes prompt field mice to incorporate tick-killing material in their bedding. This helps effectively eliminate hundreds of tick nymphs found in each mouse nest.