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What makes tick prevention an essential lawn care service?
April 5, 2022 at 4:00 AM
Deer tick (Ixodes scapularis)

A vibrant green lawn you can be proud of is a great benefit for any homeowner to enjoy. Whether it’s large or small, it provides an open green space for you, your friends and family, and your pets to enjoy. But there are certain threats to be found lurking in your grass. If you’re not careful, any person or animal passing through your lawn could find themselves dealing with a tick problem.

Ticks can enter your lawn by hitchhiking their way there off the back of many different types of people or animals. Whether it’s a neighbor’s dog or child, or even a wild animal passing through your property, ticks may have many different opportunities to enter your grass. A tick problem can be a serious one, putting you at risk of contracting any number of serious diseases or infections, some of which could cause debilitating long-term effects.

The good news is that there are steps you can take to prevent tick infestations in your lawn. Some of these, like frequent mowing, are simple enough for most homeowners to handle. If an infestation has already begun to develop, however, you may need to be prepared to employ pesticides to resolve the issue.

In this blog post, we’ll explain the scope of the threat ticks pose to both your own health and that of your lawn, offer more details concerning how ticks may arrive in your grass, and outline some tactics for preventing or removing their presence in your lawn.

The threat of ticks in your lawn

As mentioned previously, ticks pose potentially serious threats to your health. A bite can transfer any number of different types of pathogens into your bloodstream, including tularemia, anaplasmosis, and Lyme disease, a bacterial infection with flu-like symptoms that, if left untreated, can spread and affect yo