We are in the heat of summer here in Northeast Ohio, and the calls for ticks have been coming in on a daily basis. Ticks are small, parasitic arachnids that can transmit serious diseases to humans and animals. They are found in many parts of the United States, and here in Ohio their numbers are increasing. If you have ticks in your yard, it is important to take action to get rid of them.
There are several reasons why you should consider having Prevention Pest Control treat your property for ticks. First, ticks can transmit serious diseases, such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and tularemia. These diseases can be life-threatening, and they can cause a variety of other health problems.
Second, ticks can be difficult to see and remove. They are often very small, and they can hide in tall grass, leaves, and other vegetation. If you try to remove a tick yourself, you may not be able to get the whole tick out, which can increase your risk of getting sick.
Third, treating for ticks can help to protect your family and pets. Ticks can attach to both humans and animals, and they can transmit diseases to both. By treating your yard for ticks, you can help to protect your loved ones from getting sick.
There are a number of different ways to treat for ticks. Some common methods include:
- • Chemical treatments: These treatments use pesticides to kill ticks. They can be applied to the yard as a spray or a granular treatment.
- • Biological treatments: These treatments use natural predators of ticks, such as nematodes or ladybugs. They can be effective in controlling tick populations, but they may not be as effective as chemical treatments.
- • Integrated pest management (IPM): This approach combines a variety of methods to control ticks. It may include chemical treatments, biological treatments, and other methods, such as mowing your lawn regularly and removing leaf litter.
The best way to treat for ticks will depend on the severity of the infestation and the specific type of ticks that are present. Prevention Pest Control can assess the problem and recommend the best treatment method for your situation.
Here are some additional tips for preventing ticks in your yard:
- • Keep your lawn mowed short.
- • Remove leaf litter and other debris from your yard.
- • Plant tick-repelling plants, such as lavender, mint, and echinacea
- • Apply tick repellent to yourself and your pets when you go outside.
- • Check yourself and your pets for ticks after you come inside.
By following these tips, you can help to keep ticks out of your yard and protect your family and pets from getting sick. If you would like to learn more about tick treatments from Prevention Pest Control, give us a call at 234-571-1203 and we would be happy to discuss it with you.