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Reduce the Tick Population at your Brainerd Lakes Cabin or Home

Posted by Mosquito Squad

March 3, 2017

Do you want to reduce the tick population in your yard? Mosquito Squad can help.

If you’re like us, you’ve started to get your yard back in to order. But with getting your yard in order comes the unwanted pests; ticks. If you plan on spending your next couple of weekends outdoors cleaning up your yard, getting your docks in the water and planting flowers and shrubs then you’ll want to be aware of the 6 C’s of Tick-Proofing your property.

Clear out

Reducing the population of ticks in your yard can easily be accomplished by making your yard less attractive. Clear out and remove lawn and tree debris that have gathered over the winter months.


Keeping your lawn, tall grass and leaf litter clean around your yard and home during the spring and summer months is especially important to help reduce the tick population you may be experiencing.

Choose plants

When planting this spring, choose plants and shrubs that are not attractive to the deer that pass through your yard. Ageratum, Ornamental onion, Coneflower or Blue salvia are a few examples of plants that can be used.

Check hiding places

Ticks thrive in shady, moist areas such as the base of fences, tall grass, patio retaining walls and leaves. These areas are popular hiding places and need to be cleaned up at least once a week to help reduce the tick population.

Care for family pets

Family pets love to spend time outside in the sun and exploring their yards but the dangers of ticks are everywhere. Ensure that you are discussing protection with your veterinarian and utilizing Mosquito Squad’s pest control to keep your pets and family safe.

Call in the Professionals

Mosquito Squad specializes in mosquito control and tick control. By utilizing our barrier treatment, we can reduce 90-95% of the tick population at your Brainerd Lakes cabin or home.

Call Mosquito Squad of North Central Minnesota at (218) 304-7704 to discuss your tick control options!