Safety First: forget synthetic treatments and learn how to naturally get rid of ticks in yard and gardens!
Ticks: small, hard to spot, blood-sucking bugs that no one wants to encounter in the outdoor spaces of their home. Yet ticks are everywhere, and they can be dangerous. They can transmit serious illnesses like Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and others. But perhaps even more frightening than a tick bite is the overuse of nasty synthetic pesticides to keep them at bay. You don’t want your family to avoid tick bites only to be met with the hazards of pesticides. That’s why you’re wondering how to naturally get rid of ticks in yard and landscaping around your home.
When it comes to your outdoor spaces, you want the best, most effective care. But you also want the best for your family. Borst has the experience you can count on to eradicate ticks and other pests in an environmentally friendly way. Call us today at (201) 581-8076, or reach us online.
Did you know that sixteen species of ticks have been identified in New Jersey alone? Among these it’s the tiny deer tick, also called the Black-legged tick, that poses the worst danger. Why?
Because most people that are infected with Lyme Disease get it through the bites of immature ticks called nymphs. Nymphs are tiny and hard to see. The deer tick nymph, at the size of a poppy seed, has the best chance of going undiscovered after biting you.
The good news is that there are methods of natural tick control to help you avoid exposure at home.
How to naturally get rid of ticks in yard and garden
Ticks are most active during the warmer months of April through September. In particularly hot years, that active season can stretch even longer. Ticks favor dense cover and thrive in grassy, brushy, or wooded areas. But you don’t have to be in dense woodland to pick up ticks. Many people get them in their own yard.
Ticks love to latch onto animals. If you have pets, make sure they receive a tick treatment and limit the amount of free-range wandering they have that may bring them into contact with ticks.
Or, if your yard gets visited by wildlife, there’s a good chance ticks may be hitching a ride. It’s a good idea to take steps to reduce the amount of wild traffic on your property.
And, if you’re looking for how to naturally get rid of ticks in yard and landscaping at home, we can help! The CDC recommends some reliable ways to get rid of ticks in the outdoor spaces around your home, such as:
- Removing leaf litter and grass clippings to reduce the conditions they favor
- Clearing tall grasses and brush around homes and at the edge of lawns
- Restricting tick migration into recreational areas with a barrier of mulch or gravel
The key is a well-maintained landscape that considers the natural behaviors of ticks to control them. Borst Landscape & Design has been providing organic lawn care and pest control services to the Bergen County area for over thirty years, and we’re eager to help you find a natural and effective approach that works for you.