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The 6 C’s of Tick-Proofing Your Yard

With the sheer population of deer ticks in Massachusetts being at epidemic proportions, we always advise signing up for Mosquito Squad of Worcester’s Intensive Tick Treatment for your property. But, we always want our neighbors, friends & relatives to have as much information as possible. When it comes to deterring ticks from your property, there are some steps you can take at home. To help you remember, we have created the 6 C’s of Tick-Proofing to make your yard less hospitable for ticks and the deer that bring them to you.

1. Clear out
Clear out surplus lawn debris to reduce your exposure to ticks. Ticks thrive in moist shady areas, making it vital to keep compost piles far away from high traffic areas.
2. Clean
Mow your lawn frequently, 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
Check with your local nursery to choose the best deer repelling plants for your unique yard. You can also install physical barriers such as fencing to keep deer out.
4. Check hiding places
Ticks love to hide along the base of fences, retaining walls and within wood piles. Check those hiding places regularly to eliminate ticks that may have assembled.
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 prevention for your pets. As with all pest control products, follow the directions carefully.
6. Call in the Pros
Mosquito Squad of Worcester can eliminate 85-90% of the ticks in your yard with intensive tick treatment (our traditional barrier spray plus the addition of tick tubes placed twice a year).

Contact us today to sign up for Worcester tick control for your home and property 1-877-78-SQUAD (77823)

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