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Flea and Tick Prevention


May 17, 2023


Your yard should be a place where you, your family, and your furry family members, can relax and play with no worries in mind. Unfortunately, that can all be interrupted if you have a flea or tick problem in your lawn. Flea and tick infestation can put the health of your loved ones and pets at risk.

Your yard should be a place where you, your family, and your furry family members, can relax and play with no worries in mind. Unfortunately, that can all be interrupted if you have a flea or tick problem in your lawn. Flea and tick infestation can put the health of your loved ones and pets at risk.

Tick prevention usually involves scanning and feeling for any ticks on your body or on your clothes after coming from outside. The same method can be done for pets, but it is also helpful for your pets to receive products/treatments that help protect them against these insects.

Rather than having the constant worry to check you and your loved ones for ticks, the best way to go about treating ticks is to make them feel unwelcomed on your lawn.

Fleas vs. Ticks

First things first, before we can prevent fleas and ticks in the lawn, it’s important to know what makes these two insects different from one another.

Fleas are very small in size. They are dark and oval-shaped with a hard shell. They cannot fly, but they do jump, which is usually how they travel and attach themselves to live on your pets. Unlike ticks, fleas do not live on humans, but they do bite. The bites can present as red itchy bumps, or in severe cases, cause diseases.

Ticks are also small, but not as small as fleas. They are reddish, brown and their bodies are flat and oval-shaped. Ticks are known to hide in tall grass or wooded areas. Unlike fleas, ticks do live on humans. They are known to attach to humans or pets and stay until they are physically removed or full of blood.

How To Keep Your Lawn Tick-Free

There are plenty of DIY tips and tricks for establishing a tick-free zone on your lawn. First, because ticks love the shade of tall grass and piles of leaves, you can mow your lawn frequently to keep the blades at recommended length. Ticks love moist, wooded areas so make sure you do not leave piles of leaves collected on your lawn for long periods of time. If you have stacks of wood nearby make sure the area where the wood is kept, is dry and receives sunlight.

These tactics will help keep ticks away, but it still does not create a full-proof method or barrier.

Creating An Effective Barrier: Tick Spray

Flea and Tick control sprays are products that help create a control barrier to provide high-quality results while also being safe for your family and pets.

There are many different products out there for DIY, but they all have pros and cons. With these products needing to be applied multiple times throughout the season, it is best to rely on professionals. Licensed professionals apply regulated products and are trained to know how often to treat your lawn.

Although applying a flea and tick spray will help add a line of defense to your lawn, it is important that you still use flea and tick control medication to help protect your pets. 

 

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