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Landscaping Tips to Help Keep Ticks Out of Your Yard

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As you may have heard in the news in recent years, ticks and tick-borne diseases are on the rise in the Northeast. Unfortunately, there are no signs that this trend will end any time soon; in fact, research suggests that conditions that allow ticks to thrive will become more favorable to these arachnids. Such news is extremely troubling because ticks and their diseases are already very widespread. Every year, an estimated 300,000 people are infected with Lyme disease. Should tick populations continue to thrive, and they most likely will, we can expect that instances of tick-borne diseases are going to increase for the foreseeable future. From the forests to our very own back yards, ticks are coming in force this year. Make sure you are prepared.

To ensure that your health is defended against ticks, there are steps you can take to discourage ticks from living and breeding on your property. For example, ticks love to hang out in tall, unkempt grass that gives them the perfect vantage point to latch onto unsuspecting victims. By removing habitats like long grasses, you decrease the likelihood that ticks will enjoy spending time in your yard. By raking leaves, removing grass clippings, and any other habitat that a tick could shelter in, you are taking valuable tick control steps. Furthermore, you can add yard elements like cedar woodchips or gravel between lawns and wooded areas to create a barrier that discourages ticks from moving towards your outdoor living areas. Ticks like shade, shelter, and a degree of moisture, so make sure places your yard have as few of these elements as possible.

Searching for “How can I rid my yard of ticks?”

Finding a tick in your yard will send you directly to the Internet, in search of an answer for ridding your yard of ticks. Although there are steps you can take yourself, professional tick control is the only way to be sure that you have effective tick control in place. At Mosquito Squad, we’ve been defending our customers from ticks for nearly 20 years and we’re still going strong. With a reputation as an industry leader, Mosquito Squad has the tools, knowledge, and expertise to guarantee an excellent experience. Ticks aren’t something to mess with, but neither are we. Our barrier protection mist, which we apply within and around your yard, has a long track record of elite results against both ticks and mosquitoes. If you want to see a dramatic reduction in ticks on your property, tick control from Mosquito Squad is your answer.

Proper yard maintenance is a great way to discourage ticks from entering your property, but the only way to be sure is with professional tick control. Mosquito Squad of New Hampshire Lakes Region can provide this to you. Give us a call at (603) 301-4857.