If ticks are a problem in your area during the summer, you want to do everything you can to keep them at bay. From managing your leaves to trimming your trees, here are tips to keep ticks from calling your property their own.
Take Away Moisture
Ticks love moisture, and they will seek it in your yard. Leaves left on the ground, unattended wood piles, and thick, low shrubbery will be the perfect places for ticks to call home unless you do something about it. Trim your shrub’s limbs so they let in sun and keep moisture away, rake up all leaves so they don’t create a wet atmosphere, and keep wood away from fences so it can ventilate and not rot. Ticks will move on to somewhere else.
Keep Pests At Bay
Mice and deer roaming through your yard may accidentally bring ticks along with them. Prevent deer and mice by keeping birdfeeders up high, fences around trees, and make sure all pet foods are locked in a garage or in your home. If there is no food available for mice and deer to eat, they won’t come into your yard as often. This keeps ticks at bay who travel on unknowing hosts.
Make A Barrier
A barrier of wood chips or gravel around the edges of your yard can deter ticks. If ticks can’t easily just hop onto your property, they will move on to a yard where they can. You can get large rocks, decorative gravel, or lovely wood chips from your local greenhouse supplier.
Ticks can become a nasty problem in your yard all summer season if you don’t keep them in check. Use this guide to keep ticks at bay, and you can enjoy being out in your yard without worrying about these bloodsuckers taking over your property. Use Your Computer to find a rental center near me