Create a Tick-Safe ZoneWhile the winter weather may have some impact on the pest that want to call your landscape “home”, we cannot solely rely on the weather of a previous season to help control the tick population.
Ways to create a tick-free landscape include:
• Remove taller grass and brush that surrounds the landscape perimeter.
• Install a woodchip, or gravel, barrier between grassy or wooded areas and patios or other outdoor living space items. The barrier(s) will help restrict the tick migration into spaces used for fun or relaxation.
• Spray an application of wood line protectant around the perimeter or your lawn and landscape.
• The landscape will need to be mowed and maintained on a regular basis.
• A granular application of lawn treatment should also be applied to the entire lawn. Our treatment kills ticks no matter what stage of life they are in and ensures prevention for 3 weeks!
Additionally, you may want to consider making your landscape less attractive to animals that ticks live off of.
• Install fencing around the perimeter of your landscape to create a barrier and keep unwanted animals from wandering onto your property.
• Woodpiles and debris are an ideal home for pests and wildlife, having them cleared away can help encourage them to find a home elsewhere.