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5 proven tips to prevent dogs from getting ticks from your lawn
June 9, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Close up shot of tick perched on a leaf

Ticks are a serious problem for dogs. Once attached to a host, they can transmit a large number of diseases, including ehrlichiosis, Q fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, and even tick paralysis.

As a pet owner, prevention remains the best measure against tick infestations. By taking some precautions you can help keep your furry friend safe and healthy even when playing outdoors. Here are five helpful tips to prevent your dog from catching ticks in your yard.

1. Keep your lawn trimmed short

This may seem like an obvious solution, but it is one of the most effective ways to prevent ticks. As you know, ticks like to live in areas that are dark and humid, so by keeping your lawn trimmed, you are making it a less inviting place for them. In turn, this makes it much harder for ticks to hide and attach themselves to your dog.

2. Get rid of any standing water in your yard

Another way to prevent ticks is to get rid of any standing water in your yard. This includes puddles, birdbaths, and anything else that may be collecting water.

Standing water is the perfect breeding ground for ticks, so it is important to get rid of them as soon as possible. This will also help to prevent other pests such as mosquitoes from dwelling on your lawn.

3. Keep bushes and trees trimmed

If you have bushes or trees in your yard, it is important to keep them trimmed. Ticks like to hide in these areas.

4. Use a tick repellent

There are various tick repellents available on the market today. Some of these repellents contain chemicals, while others are made with natural ingredients.

If you are concerned about using a chemical tick repellent, there are a number of natural alternatives available. You can also talk to a lawn care specialist about which tick repellent is right for your dog.

5. Check your dog regularly for ticks

Even if you take all of the necessary precautions, there is still a chance that your dog could get ticks. That is why it is important to check your dog regularly for ticks.

The best way to do this is to conduct a full-body check after your dog has been outside. You should also look for any signs of irritation, such as excessive scratching or biting.

If you find a tick on your dog, it is important to remove it immediately.

Achieve a tick-free lawn with Andora Lawn Care

At Andora Lawn Care, we can help you to achieve a tick-free lawn with our effective tick control solutions.

We offer a variety of services that can help to prevent ticks, including tick spraying, tick tubes, and more. We also offer mosquito control services to help you keep your yard free of these pesky pests.

With our Organic Mosquito Control Plan, mosquitoes and ticks are eliminated on contact. What’s more, it provides a repellant barrier that keeps these pests away for weeks to come. Because the treatment is organic, there’s no waiting period and you and your dog can return to enjoying your lawn in no time.

Schedule your appointment

If you are concerned about ticks in your yard, contact our experts at Andora Lawn Care today. Give us a call at 914-525-2961 or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. You can also reach us via email at Andora4Homes@aol.com.