Tips about Ticks

More and more people are concerned about the increasing incidence of tick-borne disease, including Lyme, and we’re doing our part to prevent that. Therefore, in addition to providing you with tips about ticks in this post, we include resources so you can conduction additional research on your own.

We provide a protection plan using the latest spray technology and most advanced products to reduce harmful pests on your property. Our garlic and plant oil concentrate is pesticide-free, which allows you the full use of your lawn all season. Because our spray is effective at killing insects on contact and controlling the populations of both ticks and mosquitoes, you can resume enjoying your lawn immediately after we apply our all-natural tick and mosquito spray.

Tips about Ticks (click here for more info)

  • The tick population peaks between March and August, and again from October to November
  • The best way to repel ticks is to wear insect repellent and light colored clothing
  • Check frequently for ticks
  • The website contains educational materials, including tick ID card that enables you to determine different types of ticks

Avoiding Ticks (click here for more info)

  • Where ticks tend to live:
    • On animals, especially wildlife
    • In high grass
    • In leaf litter
    • In wooded areas
    • In areas with brush
  • Wood chips (especially cedar) helps repel ticks and mosquitoes), especially when placed between wooded and recreational areas
  • Keep wildlife from entering the yard, especially deer and raccoons
  • How to remove a tick – instructions with images
  • Places ticks live on people:
    • In and around the ears
    • In and around hair
    • Under the arms
    • Between the legs
    • Behind the knees
    • Inside the belly button
    • Around the waist
  • Places ticks live on pets:
    • In and around the ears
    • Around the eyelids
    • Beneath the collar
    • Around the tail
    • Between the back legs
    • Under the front legs
    • Between the toes

How to Take Care of Tick Bites (click here for more info)

  • Remove the tick ASAP and properly
  • Do NOT use Vaseline (petroleum jelly), nail polish, or a flame to remove a tick
  • Do NOT touch the tick with bare hands
  • Do NOT kill or squish the tick
  • Keep the tick safely (for example, trap it in tape) and/or get a good photo of it so it can be shown to a health care provider, if necessary
  • Wash your hands after handling the tick in soap/warm water or with rubbing alcohol
  • Rashes, flu-like symptoms (fever, chills, muscle/joint pain) and signs of infection should ALL be treated by a doctor
  • Deer tick bites often need to be treated with antibiotics; in other words, if the insect may be a deer tick, BE SURE to keep/photograph it and contact a doctor

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