Do Ticks Live in Mowed Grass?

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Living in New Jersey comes with many perks, but there are downsides, too. Ticks are one of them. Across the nation, tick numbers are on the rise every year and the Northeast holds a claim to be one of the most dangerous tick populations in the United States. There are numerous reasons why ticks have become such an issue in our region, including expanding deer populations, restored habitat, and mild temperatures heralded in my climate change. Deer are a common food source for ticks as well as a reservoir for Lyme disease, which explains why the disease has become so common in New Jersey. Ticks are highly capable parasites with a painless bite and a nasty tendency to feed on victims for days at a time, aiding the transmission of tick-borne diseases to humans. So, the question often asked is: “What can I do to keep ticks away from my yard?” Your health and happiness are of paramount importance, which means keeping disease-ridden ticks away is crucial.

At-home tick control methods

There are a few methods for defending your property from ticks, the first being to remove their favored habitat. Ticks are hitchhikers, meaning they like to hang off slightly elevated natural features to snag a ride on an unsuspecting animal or human. Thus, long grasses are where you will often find these parasites. In addition, ticks like to seek out moist, dark, sheltered areas to hide. Yard waste like grass clippings, leaf piles or litter, and even mulch piles are common places where you can find ticks. Removing these features by mowing your grass or shifting waste elsewhere are great tick control methods, and you will likely make your property less prone to hosting ticks. However, there is no guarantee that ticks will stay away from your yard using such methods. Professional tick control is the only way to ensure you are defended against ticks at all times.

Who to trust for tick control

At Mosquito Squad, we’ve been defending our customers against both mosquitoes and ticks for nearly 20 years. Backyard pests didn’t receive an invite to your property, so why should they be allowed to stay? Ticks are not only a nuisance; they present a serious health threat, and we recognize this. Using our barrier protection mist, which is applied around the perimeter of your property as well as on potential tick habitat, you are guaranteed to see a dramatic reduction in the tick population on your property. And, with treatment every 2 weeks throughout the spring, summer, and fall, you can rest assured that you will be powerfully defended against these parasites. Treatments are highly effective against mosquitoes, too!

Ticks are less likely to reside in mowed grass, but there is no guarantee they’ll stay away. For proven tick control, look no further than Mosquito Squad of Princeton. Give us a call at (609) 778-1797.