Prevent Ticks and Fleas in Your Yard With These 5 Tips
If your family and pets love spending time in the yard, it’s important to keep an eye out for outdoor pests like fleas and ticks. These pests pose a serious threat to your family - and furry friends - with all of the diseases they can carry and transmit. With approximately 30,000 cases of Lyme disease every year, ticks pose more of a threat than ever.
How to Prevent Fleas & Ticks
Here in Florida, we have beautiful weather -- so spending time outdoors is a year-round activity. Don’t you want to be able to enjoy your backyard without the threat of pests like fleas and ticks? Today, we’ll discuss the easiest ways you can prevent these pests from taking over your lawn!
1. Mow Your Lawn Regularly
Since fleas and ticks like to hide out in tall grass, mowing your lawn regularly can help deter them from hanging out in your yard. Be sure to consistently mow your lawn at the right height -- this can help eliminate some of their coverage, sending them to seek shelter somewhere else.
2. Avoid Overwatering Your Lawn
Just like fleas and ticks love the shade of the tall grass, they also like to hang out in moist environments. Avoid over watering your lawn by implementing a regular watering schedule that will allow adequate moisture, without leaving your grass too wet.
3. Keep Your Yard Neat
Overgrown brush and shrubs make the perfect hiding place for fleas, ticks, and other pests. Keep your trees and shrubs groomed, and your yard debris-free to avoid giving fleas and ticks any additional coverage.
4. Keep Wildlife Away
Since fleas and ticks target any and all animals -- including squirrels, deer, and other wildlife -- these animals can bring them into your yard. Avoid feeders that attract wildlife, and contact a professional to eliminate any wildlife issues.
5. Lay Down Cedar Mulch
Cedar is a natural deterrent for fleas and ticks, so incorporating it into your landscaping can be another great way to deter them!
Try a Professional Application!
Once fleas enter your home or yard, they can quickly take over, and a bite from just one tick can spread dangerous, life threatening diseases. While consistent lawn care can help deter these pests, professional treatments are the best way to keep you and your family safe. Here at Anti-Pesto, we have the experience and knowledge to eliminate flea and tick problems for homeowners with effective, family-friendly treatments!