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6 C’s Of Tick-proofing your yard

In addition to signing up for Intensive Tick Treatment from Mosquito Squad of North Central Rhode Island for your yard. 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 bases 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 North Central Rhode Island 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 tick control in North Central Rhode Island 401-441-5444

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