Ticks are a year-round problem in Florida. These pesky and potentially dangerous insects can make themselves at home in your yard, posing a health concern for humans and pets alike. For your peace of mind, defending your home and yard is the best way to keep ticks away and keep your family safe. Here are our top four tick prevention tips to safeguard your home during tick season and beyond.
1. Keep Up with Your Landscaping
Ticks look at tall, dense grass and brush as a great place to call home. One easy way to keep ticks out of your yard and away from your house is by keeping your grass mowed to an appropriate length. You should also rake leaves, compost leaf litter, and generally keep your entire lawn well-landscaped to reduce ticks’ habitat around your home. Most homeowners find that investing in regular care and maintenance from a professional lawn and landscaping service is the best way to keep up with their yard and keep ticks at bay.
2. Use Tick Control Tubes
Ticks aren’t infectious on their own—they become infected when they bite mice that carry disease. If you suspect that ticks have set up shop in your yard, you can kill ticks and keep them away for good by placing tick control tubes around your lawn. These tubes contain cotton and the insecticide permethrin. As mice steal the treated cotton and use it to make nests, it kills ticks as soon as they contact it. It’s best to place these tubes in your yard in the warmer months like July or August, then again, the following May to prevent an infestation.
3. Create a Barrier
Due to Florida’s warm climate, ticks can be found throughout the year across the state. If you live near tick-friendly habitats like tall grasses, shrubbery, or wooded areas, you should consider investing in a physical barrier to keep ticks out of your yard. All it takes is a three-foot-wide barrier of gravel or wood chips between your lawn and the tick-friendly habitat to prevent ticks from entering your property.
4. Invest in Eco-Friendly Treatments
The best way to prevent a tick infestation—or to get an infestation under control—is by relying on a professional pest control service to exterminate the problem. Your pest control experts understand that every property is different, and they’ll create a treatment plan that works for your specific needs. Using family-friendly, eco-friendly treatments, you can say goodbye to ticks in your yard for good.
Keep Ticks Out of Your Yard with the Help of Evergreen Lawn & Pest Control
Ticks are potentially dangerous insects for humans and pets alike, and they can easily set up shop near your home. The best way to prevent ticks from making your yard their home is by relying on Evergreen Lawn & Pest Control – Debary to keep your landscaping in excellent shape. Call us today at (407) 880-6655 for your free consultation!