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6 C’s of Tick-proofing your yard

Tick populations are at an epidemic proportion in Massachusetts. Spreading Lyme Disease and other tick-borne disease, deer ticks are more than just a nuisance. In addition to signing up for Mosquito Squad of the South Shore’s Intensive Tick Treatment, you can help you keep your yard free of ticks by following the 6 C’s of Tick-Proofing your yard.

1. Clear out
Reduce your exposure to ticks by clearing out lawn debris. Ticks thrive in moist shady areas. Keep compost piles away from recreation or high traffic areas.
2. Clean
Mow your grass regularly, keeping it nice and short. Clean up grass clippings and leaf litter to avoid giving ticks a place to stay cool and moist.
3. Choose plants
Deter deer by choosing plants that are not attractive to them, or install physical barriers such as fencing to keep them out. Check with your local nursery to determine the best deer repelling plants for your area.
4. Check hiding places
Ticks love to hide along the base of fences, brick walls and patio walls. Check those hiding places frequently to eliminate ticks that may have gathered.
5. Care for family pets
Pets can be infected with tick-borne diseases too. They also can carry infected ticks into the home. Talk to your veterinarian about using tick medication. As with all pest control products, follow the directions carefully.
6. Call in the Pros
Mosquito Squad of the South Shore can eliminate 85-90% of the ticks in your yard with our traditional barrier spray plus the addition of tick tube placement twice a year. By eliminating ticks on contact as well as eliminate nymph ticks where they nest, exposure to ticks in your own yard will be significantly lowered.

Contact us today to sign up for the best South Shore tick control. Call (508) 536-4855

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