Controlling The Ticks In Your Yard: What You Should Do

Posted on: 26 January 2021


Ticks can become a major problem. Ticks can carry Lyme disease, which can affect animals and humans alike. Ticks usually are found in trees and tall grass, although they can also be on wooden structures as well. If you have ticks in your yard, there are a number of things you can do to help get rid of them. Read on for a few tips to help you get rid of ticks in your yard.

Trim Trees

Trim the trees or have the trees trimmed in your yard by a professional tree service. Low-hanging limbs can allow ticks easy access to your yard and to you and your pets. Trim trees so the limbs are not hanging too low. If the limbs are overgrown or cover too much of your yard, you may want to consider trimming the tree further or topping your tree. Hiring a tree service to get this done can help prevent injuries and ensure the trees are trimmed properly to help prevent a tick issue in your yard.

Spray A Pesticide

Having your trees sprayed to kill ticks can help keep ticks at bay as well. Ticks in the trees can be difficult to get rid of and having them sprayed with a pesticide that is safe for your trees is essential. A professional tree service can get this done for you to ensure your trees remain safe, and you get rid of the ticks. You may be able to purchase a pesticide that can be used outside to spray on your trees yourself, but you need to read the manufacturer's information thoroughly to ensure your trees remain safe.

Keep Your Yard Trimmed

If your yard is overgrown, it can lead to a tick issue. Be sure you are trimming your lawn often, and trimming around trees especially. Tall grass surrounding trees can be a perfect combination for ticks. Use a yard trimmer to trim around your trees in your yard, and keep this area trimmed throughout the entire warm-weather season.

If you have an issue with ticks, you and your pets could be at risk for Lyme disease. Talk to a professional pest control service about having your trees sprayed and trimmed to kill the tick population in your yard. Using a professional service to do this will ensure this task will be done correctly. A local tick control service can also give advice specific to your yard.