When you think about ticks, likely you think about the impact they have on animals. After all, if you have a dog or cat you probably give it a flea and tick preventative to keep them at bay. However, ticks are clearly a big problem for humans too. Not only are they annoying creatures but they can cause medical issues including Lyme disease. So, even if you don’t have pets, it’s important to make sure your yard is a tick-free zone. Here are a few tips to help you avoid a tick problem, compliments of our city of Los Angeles pest control.
Keep Your Yard Well-Tended
A well-tended yard is one that is less appealing to ticks. Ticks are much more likely to thrive when they have tall grass, heavy leaf cover and other areas to hide and breed. Also, much like mosquitoes, when there is standing water, ticks are likely to thrive. Finally, make certain there are no old furniture items or trash laying around. These are appealing areas for ticks to congregate. Just spend a little extra time each week on yard work and over time you’ll see it begin to pay off–not only will it help prevent ticks and other pests but you’ll have a beautiful yard too.
Keep Rodents Away
When you have a rodent problem, you’re much more likely to have a tick problem. Therefore, when you rid your yard and home of rodents you’re (figuratively) killing two birds with one stone. Rats and mice are particularly attractive hosts to ticks, but ticks may also decide to live on squirrels and other rodents as well. Some of the same ways that you can make your yard unappealing to ticks will also work to keep rodents away as well.
Don’t Forget the Pets
If you do have pets, whether they live indoors or outdoors, it is important to keep them treated for ticks, as well as fleas and other common pests. After all, ticks will see your pets as a walking snack bar. Regularly treat them with a vet-recommended tick treatment and ticks aren’t going to want to stick around your yard, nor will they bother your favorite furry friend.
Even if you do everything thing right, sometimes ticks can still choose your property as a home base. Luckily, there are safe and effective chemical treatments that will make an immediate difference in getting rid of these pests and helping you reclaim your yard. A good pest control professional will work with you to choose a tick repellent that fits your lifestyle, keeping in mind whether you have pets, children and certain types of plants. Today’s pesticides are safer, yet more effective, than ever.
If you’re looking for assistance with keeping ticks away, why not choose the best pest control Los Angeles has to offer? American Rat Control offers a number of different solutions for reducing the impact of ticks in your yard and on your family. Give us a call today and let us help you. We look forward to working with you!