Alongside Mosquito Squad of Greenville’s traditional barrier spray, the second step in protecting your family against tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme Disease is to make sure your yard is not inadvertently attracting ticks. To help you remember how, we have created the 6 C’s of tick-proofing your Greenville yard.
The 6 C’s of Tick Proofing Your Greenville Yard
1. Clear out
Clearing out lawn debris reduces your exposure to ticks. Keep compost away from recreation or high traffic areas. Ticks thrive in moist shady areas. 2. Clean
Keep your lawn nice and short, ticks hide well in tall grass. Clean up grass clippings and leaf litter to avoid giving ticks a place to stay cool and moist. 3. Choose plants
Choose plants that are not attractive to deer to deter them from visiting your yard. You can also install physical barriers such as fencing to keep them out. Check with your local nursery to determine the best deer repelling plants for the Greenville area. 4. Check hiding places
Ticks love to hide along the bases of fences, brick walls and patio walls. Check those hiding places frequently to eliminate ticks that may have gathered. 5. Care for family pets
Pets can be infected with tick-borne diseases too. They also can carry infected ticks into the home. Talk to your veterinarian about using tick medication. As with all pest control products, follow the directions carefully. 6. Call in the Professionals
Mosquito Squad of Greenville can eliminate 85-90% of the ticks in your yard with our traditional barrier spray & tick tube treatment. By eliminating ticks on contact and providing continuous protection for up to 3 weeks, exposure to ticks in your own yard will be significantly lowered.
Contact us today to sign up for tick control in Greenville. 864-277-4299