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Beginner’s Guide to Tick Control for Yards
April 22, 2022 at 8:30 PM
Image of a lawn next to a wooded area that needs tick control services.

No matter how thick and lush your lawn is, it’s impossible to enjoy time outdoors if mosquitos or ticks plague it. Insects can feel like an inevitable, unavoidable part of summer. But there are ways to protect your yard and home against nuisance and dangerous insects, including mosquitos and ticks. Keep reading for a beginner’s guide to tick control for yards and learn why insect prevention is so important for your family and property.

Ticks can transmit a range of diseases.

While the initial tick bite can be painful and annoying, the bigger threat is becoming sick or infected. Depending on the bacteria, viruses, or parasites a tick carries, those who are bit can get a variety of ailments that, if left untreated, cause long-term health problems. Tick bites can cause:

  • Lyme disease: a bacterial infection that causes facial paralysis and arthritis if left untreated
  • Anaplasmosis: another bacterial infection that can cause neurological issues
  • Babesiosis: those with Lyme disease are often diagnosed with Babesiosis as well.
  • Powassan virus disease

These are just a few of the dangerous infections ticks can cause. If a tick bites you, catching it and bringing it with you to a doctor can help identify the species and potential illnesses. Tick control lawn services are the best way to eliminate the risk of tick bites in your backyard.

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How to reduce the risk of tick bites on your property

Thoughtful landscaping is one of the best ways to avoid a tick bite at home. With a bit of planning and regular lawn care, you can significantly reduce or eliminate the tick population in your yard.

Use wood chip barriers between grass and wooded areas.

A three-foot-wide barrier of wood chips or gravel can reduce the migration of ticks on properties that neighbor wooded areas. Espe