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Tick Control – Is Your Yard an Ideal Tick Habitat?

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As you have probably realized, you aren’t the only one who enjoys the comfort of your yard. After the long, cold winters we endure in the Northeast, we anxiously await summer’s warmth, and many other organisms feel the same way. From birds to ants, life flourishes at all levels when the consistently stays warm. However, not all these organisms are friendly. A few nasty bugs probably pop into your mind when you imagine summer pests, and ticks should be near the top of this list. Emerging as soon as temperatures stay above freezing, ticks are one of the insects you should make effort to avoid. Doing so can be tricky, though. Ticks can be difficult to spot even after they’ve decided to latch onto your skin, so how can you possibly take measures to keep them away in the first place?

Ticks aren’t something you see every day, except when tramping through the woods, but their apparent absence from view is deceiving. These creatures are all over the place in the Northeast, with populations booming almost every year. Due to climate change, their numbers are only expected to grow, which means defensive measures are more important than ever. Powassan virus was recently detected in CT, and this tick-borne disease can cause serious damage to the central nervous system, including the brain. Unfortunately for us, ticks can thrive in both rural and suburban environments, meaning there are few places where we can seek refuge from these arachnids. There are some measures you can take to discourage ticks from choosing your property.

Tick control you can implement yourself

Ticks like to shelter in dark, moist environments. Thus, it is very important that you keep your yard tidy and free from excessive clutter. Wood piles, tall grass, underbrush, and even mulch piles can provide ticks with habitat. Clearing your property of this clutter is a key component in any tick control mission. Animals are also responsible for bringing ticks onto your property, so removing any potential shelter for these animals can keep them from spreading ticks to your yard. Self-implemented tick control is imperfect, but it does help! For the best defense, make sure to go to the professionals.

Who to trust for Wallingford tick control

At Mosquito Squad, we pride ourselves on nearly 20 years of service to our neighbors and friends. We want to ensure no one has to endure summers plagued by ticks and their diseases, which is why we’ve developed innovative treatment options to defend against such scenarios. With the help of our EPA-registered spray, we are here to defend you through the spring, summer, and fall. Further, we use tick tubes in the late fall and winter to keep you defended throughout the colder months.

At-home tick control is helpful, but it won’t solve your tick problem. The professionals at Mosquito Squad of New Haven & Fairfield County will defend you against ticks at all times. Give us a call at (203) 275-0078.