Ticks can be found in your yard among tall vegetation and grass. They will climb to a level where they are able to reach an animal, including humans, and will then attach themselves to the body of the animal so they can suck its blood. Not only can they be difficult to remove but they can also spread diseases. If your property has a lot of ticks, there are several ways you can get your tick population under control.
Why Ticks Are On Your Property
You might wonder why you have so many ticks in your yard. There are some animals that tend to bring ticks to a yard, such as deer and rodents. If your property has too many rodents or if you find a way to keep deer off your property with deer repellent and deer fencing, you may be able to reduce the number of ticks.
The Removal of Ticks with Pesticides
If your property has a large tick infestation, spraying your property with pesticides can be very effective. However, while you can do this yourself, it's a better idea to hire a tick control specialist. You will need to know the right time to apply the pesticides to your backyard so that you will be able to kill the most ticks. You'll also need to know the rules and regulations for using pesticides in your area.
The Right Time to Exterminate Ticks
Usually, the best time to spray for ticks is when they are in the nymphal stage. You will only need to spray once during the short feeding and reproduction season. However, the type of pesticide you use is important because some insecticides can also kill beneficial insects such as honeybees.
How to Protect Yourself from Ticks
Even if there are ticks on your property, you are less likely to get bitten by a tick if you are not brushing up against vegetation. Make sure to create walkways that are clear of vegetation and discourage kids and pets from playing too close to shrubs. If you are bitten by a tick, the best way to remove it is to use tweezers to slowly pull the tick until it lets go.
It's important to check your pets for ticks whenever you bring them inside because you will want to remove any ticks you find and they might accidentally spread ticks inside your home. However, if you have ticks eliminated through a tick control service, you will mostly not have to worry about them.
For more information on tick control, contact a professional near you.