How to use natural tick control

How to use natural tick control

How to use natural tick controlHow to use natural tick control? Ticks are known for transmitting many diseases, and the past few years have seen a high tick population. Ticks usually enter your gardens, lawns, and yards through wildlife. So tick control begins by taking steps to stop wildlife from coming into these spaces.

Another reason you may find ticks in your yard is if you provide darkness and moisture, hence the need to eliminate tall grass, shades, and moist dirt. Here are steps to take to get rid of ticks from your yard. Product Review…

Steps to take to control ticks in your yard

1.   Confirm you have ticks

You can also confirm if you have ticks by performing a “tick drag.” Simply tie a 5-inch square fabric to an 18-inch-long stick and then drag the fabric through weeds and tall grasses. Focus on areas near the edges of your lawn. Ticks would generally move to the fabric, which means you must act fast to eliminate them. You can also check if you have ticks by checking your pets and using a flashlight to inspect your landscape.

2.   Trim and mow grasses consistently

You want to ensure that you never allow your grass to grow above 4 ½ inches and then trim about 3 inches with every trim. This drives healthy growth and prevents them from growing too back too quickly.

3.   Build a mulch moat

You can also build a mulch moat to stop diverse tick varieties, especially Lyme-transmitting ticks, from coming into your yard. The strategy is to install a 3-foot wide area of much at the edges of your garden. Such a barrier would be dry and hot at most times, which is something ticks dislike. For that border, focus on mulch from bark or dry wood chips, not damp and shredded.

4.   Make your yard mice and deer-free.

Stop mice and deer from entering your yard as they play a significant role in the transmission cycle of Lyme disease. In truth, the higher the mice population in your yard, the more challenging it is for your other tick-repelling strategies to work. One way to stop mice and deer from coming into your yard is by investing in scent-based repellents and keeping your yard clutter-free. Another way is to maintain your lawn and ensure it is free of clutters, especially near the edge of the lawn.

5.   Sprinkle diatomaceous earth

Diatomaceous earth (DE) can kill ticks. So you can apply them to the ground, especially around areas where you noticed tick activity. You can also use DE as a barrier between your home and the wooded areas around you. That said, DE fades quickly, so you must re-apply after a few weeks or after heavy rain. Click here for CDC tips and tricks on how to control ticks.

Create a robust defense against ticks

Nature’s Mace Skeeter Mace is a top-performing natural tick control for your garden, yard, and lawn. It combines the powers of plant-based extracts to effectively keep your home and outdoors free from pesky bugs like ticks and mosquitoes. You’ll love that Skeeter Mace is people, pet, and environmentally safe to use.  Choose Skeeter Mace today and build that protective barrier against ticks. Product Review…

Deer Tick Information

Homemade Tick Repellents

Tick and Flea Preventatives for Pets

 

Brad

Leave a Comment





Subscribe to Receive Exclusive News and Promotions!

We're Social

Search the Blog

Contact Us

Do you have any questions or comments? Feel free to send us an email or call 800-760-0544

Organic Based Solutions | Proven Technology | Guaranteed Results

Choose a name you can trust to protect your property against pesky animals! Every season hundreds of homeowners, commercial applicators, professional gardeners, and nurseries continue to choose Nature's MACE Animal Repellents.