St Louis, MO Tick Control for Yard Owners
The 6 C’s of Tick Control
Ticks are both dangerous and annoying. To cut down on the ticks on your property, Mosquito Squad recommends the 6 C’s of Tick Control.
CLEAR OUT – Reduce your tick exposure by clearing out areas where lawn and tree debris gathers. Ticks thrive in moist, shady areas and tend to die in sunny, dry areas Locate compost piles away from play areas or high traffic. Separate them with wood chips or gravel. Don’t position playground equipment, decks and patios near treed areas.
CLEAN – Eliminate leaf litter and brush by cleaning it up around the house and lawn edges, mow tall grasses and keep your lawn short.
CHOOSE PLANTS – Select plants and shrubs that are not attractive to deer and/or install physical barriers to keep deer out of your yard. Learn which plants deter deer from HGTV. Check with your local nursery to determine the best choices for your area.
CHECK HIDING PLACES – Know tick hiding places and check them frequently. Fences, brick walls and patio retaining walls are popular hiding places.
CARE FOR FAMILY PETS – Family pets can suffer from tick-borne disease and also carry infected ticks into the home. Talk to your veterinarian about using tick collars and sprays. As with all pest control products, be sure to follow directions carefully.
CALL THE PROS – Professional tick control utilizes both barrier sprays that will eliminate adult ticks on contact as well as tick tubes. Strategically placed, tick tubes prompt field mice to incorporate tick-killing material in their bedding, effectively eliminating hundreds of tick nymphs found in each mouse nest.
While mosquito protection in St. Louis, MO is important, there is also another nuisance that is lying in wait for you. It’s called the tick. Mosquitoes and ticks can carry with them numerous viruses that when contracted by humans can be quite bothersome and in some cases fatal.
Parents state that controlling mosquitoes and ticks in their yards is one of their primary concerns when it comes to their children and the outdoors. Ticks have been associated with Lyme disease and mosquitoes have been tied to illnesses such as the West Nile Virus, Yellow Fever, Malaria and more. When a child is bitten they can experience extreme skin irritation and inflammation, redness and constant itching around the bite area. The key to this problem is to avoid being bitten at all, which is why we offer St Louis, MO Tick Control to yard owners experiencing tick problems.
The Center for Disease Control states that:
- While ticks are often mistaken for insects; they are actually a member of the spider family and are classified as arachnids.
- Wooded areas and areas of heavy brush are perfect homes for ticks.
- Blood from the person bit by a tick is what it survives on. This is why they bury themselves in the skin.
- Infections can be spread by a tick from one person to the next.
In addition to landscaping your yard to prevent the infestation of ticks, The Center for Disease Control also recommends treating your yards. Treating your yard is a proven way to provide a barrier of protection so that you, your family and your guests can enjoy your yard and the great outdoors. Some of the best moments have been spent outside. Don’t worry about being bit; just focus on having fun because Mosquito Squad’s treatments will protect you. We want you to go outside, have fun and remain worry-free.
If you find yourself being overrun by ticks and you’re ready to try something that truly works; then contact us today by calling us at 314-569-2483 or fill out our online form. One of our staff will contact you to discuss your needs and how the Mosquito Squad can help alleviate your problem.
Mosquito Squad – Providing Superior Mosquito Protection and St Louis, MO Tick Control to yard owners since 2010!