The holiday season is upon us! It always feels abrupt when this time of year creeps up, perhaps due to its proximity to summer’s end. With so many festivities coming up, as well as decorations to place around your home, it can be hard to take a step back for a breather. However, doing so is important so you can get the full picture of everything happening around you. For example, when you purchase Christmas decorations like trees, wreaths, and other materials, do you ever wonder if something could be living in that organic matter? We know, it’s a weird thought, but there is actually a decent chance of bringing various pests into your home in your decorations! Fortunately, the odds of bringing a dangerous bug indoors are low. For example, we are often asked if ticks can be brought in with a Christmas tree. The easy answer is that this scenario is highly unlikely. Ticks like to burrow underground with mice and other mammals, so you probably don't need to worry unless an animal like a mouse is living in your tree. For other insects in your tree, there are a couple ways to deter them from entering your home.
At-home Rockland pest control is less effective after winter
The first and probably best option is to leave your Christmas tree in the garage for the first couple days to allow insects to leave their shelter in the tree. The next option you have is to give the tree a good shake before bringing it inside. By dislodging insects and their eggs from decorations, you dramatically improve your chances of avoiding an encounter with one inside. If you do happen to see a tick in your tree, make sure to remove it quickly. Ticks are very resilient insects and can be difficult to eliminate. One method of removal is by sealing it in a plastic bag and proceeding to throw it in the trash. Ticks are known to carry various diseases like Lyme disease, which can be devastating for those who contract it. When ticks return this spring and summer, it is important to know where you can find effective tick control.
Rockland County pest control from the experts
At Mosquito Squad, we’ve worked for nearly 20 years to defend our customers against ticks and the various diseases they can carry. With our help, you can expect a dramatic reduction in the tick population on your property.
For Rockland County pest control, look to the experts at Mosquito Squad of Southern Westchester & Rockland County. We have tick control options you can rely on. Give us a call at (914) 533-1159