Ticks pose a threat to people and pets, with tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease causing long-term health issues.
Ticks can vary in size, are often found in grassy, wooded, or brushy areas, and can attach themselves anywhere on the body, especially in warm and moist areas like armpits and the scalp. Getting a yard treatment for tick control becomes important to minimize these pests' threat.
The Dangers of Ticks in Your Yard
Ticks carry various health hazards that can affect individuals and pets for a lifetime. In 2019, the CDC reported over 50,000 cases of tick-borne diseases in the United States, with almost 35,000 cases attributed to Lyme disease alone. Symptoms of Lyme disease may include joint and muscle pain, chills, fever, and fatigue, sometimes becoming chronic.
Wearing the right clothing provides a barrier against ticks. Long sleeves, long pants, closed-toe shoes, and tucking pants into socks or shoes can help protect you from these pests. Light-colored clothing makes ticks more visible, helping in quick detection and removal.
Keeping Ticks at Bay
For a comprehensive approach, combine tick control treatments with cultural practices. Regular mowing, prompt leaf raking, and proper bush pruning disrupt tick habitats, giving them fewer hiding places.
Perform Regular Tick Checks
After you spend time outside, conduct a thorough tick check on yourself and your clothing. Check the common tick areas such as the scalp, armpits, and groin area. Quick removal of ticks helps to minimize the risk of disease transmission.
Environmentally Friendly Tick Yard Treatment
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Ready to fortify your lawn against ticks? Contact your local NaturaLawn of America location today and take the first step towards a safer, tick-free environment for you and your family.