Ticks are known to cause a very serious disease that is known as Lyme disease. Lyme disease can effect a human for the rest of their life. They will often have arthritis symptoms for several years all due to a bite from an insect that is less than 3mm big.
These ticks are often found in wooded areas and can attach to your skin as you walk through tall grass or bushes. But these pests can also be found in yards and can even infiltrate your home if you are not careful. These ticks will often attach themselves to rodents such as mice that can then enter your yard and your home. It is important to take precautions to avoid getting a bite from a tick and the subsequent disease that may follow.
- Deter Animals. Rodents and animals in your yard are a great way to attract ticks. Raccoons, deer, dogs and mice are all carriers of ticks. If these animals enter your yard, they could bring these ticks with them. By fencing the yard and preventing these animals from entering, you are also protecting yourself and your family from ticks.
- Clear Yard Debris. Ticks thrive in areas that are humid. Tall grass, fallen leaves, and other yard brush can attract ticks. Be sure to clean up leaves and brush and trim the grass. This will cut down on the number of ticks that will be able to thrive in your yard.
- Seal Your Home. By sealing your home, you will prevent rodents and the ticks that they are carrying from entering your home. You will also be able to prevent the ticks form entering as there will be fewer ways for them to enter the home.
- Pest Control. A pest control company like Cavanaugh's Professional Termite & Pest Services is a great way to make sure that ticks are not able to live in your yard and home. They will make sure that rodents are not around to bring in the ticks but they will also kill the ticks themselves. Using pesticides and other methods, the pest control company will be able to get rid of any ticks.
By taking the necessary precautions in your yard, you will ensure that the ticks are unable to attach themselves to your skin and give you Lyme disease. These are simple steps but they can go a very long way to keep you and your family safe from these dangerous pests.