Without the proper care, various pests can creep and crawl onto your property. Ticks are particularly dangerous. They’re hard to detect and carry serious diseases, like Lyme disease. If you have a large yard and are in an area that’s at high risk for ticks, then you might be wondering what you can do to repel these tiny pests. You can’t possibly keep your whole lawn protected from ticks—can you?
It is possible. You’ll be surprised by some of the ways you can handle these nuisances. Read on for 5 simple and effective ways help manage tick control of your large yard.
Keep the Grassy Areas Mowed
Mowing your lawn is one of the easiest means of reducing the amount of ticks in your yard. If you mow your lawn regularly and keep it short (around 2-4 inches), then it’s harder for ticks to make nests in the grass. Who knew basic lawn care could do so much!
Clear Debris from Your Yard
Don’t give ticks little hiding holes to live in. Get rid of any brush and branch piles you may have. These provide great homes for these nasty critters, just like the tall grass. This might be hard to do at times, but you want to avoid having these in your yard as much as possible.
Have Less Wildlife Appeal
Deer, mice, squirrels, and various other critters tend to carry ticks with them. As cute and cuddly as they are, you still want to keep them away from your property.
You can do this by following the tips already mentioned above. You can also plant certain flowers and plants that wildlife tends not to eat. Instead, make your yard bird friendly as some birds are known predators to ticks and other buggy pests.
Look at Using Natural Repellents
Some people are against using pesticides on their property. But did you know that there are a few notable, natural repellents you can use to manage tick control on your lawn? Well, there are!
A common one is to use cedar mulch as a buffer around the edges of your property. Ticks tend not to cross over cedar for some reason (though it’s important to note that this is far from foolproof, because wildlife and pets can still carry them over the barrier!). There are also certain natural oils and plants, such as garlic, that seem to work relatively well—though not perfectly.
Finally, pesticides are a great preventive treatment in tick control. With repeated treatments, you can prevent the majority of ticks from ever making their way onto your property. There are various synthetic and natural pesticides out there, but it’s best to call us right now. 1(866) 4GREEN1