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How To Get Rid of Ticks In Your Yard

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Wondering how to get rid of ticks in your yard? Ticks can be a very serious pest and they carry many diseases that are transmitted when the tick attaches itself to you. Getting rid of these bugs is much easier when you have some helpful pointers. Here are some guidelines to help you rid your yard of ticks.

First, remember that the best way to get rid of ticks is by creating an environment where they do not want to inhabit or reproduce. This will keep them out before having to resort to chemical sprays and other deterrents. However, if you're already experiencing ticks in your yard, you'll want to get rid of them fast. Some ways to get naturally rid of ticks include:

  • Tick Repellants: this includes different types of sprays, liquids, and granules to try to repel these pests. Consider using a natural repellant like cedar oil. 
  • Natural scents: Plant some garlic or rosemary, or, sprinkle some tea tree oil, lavender or orange peel around your yard. Ticks avoid these scents.
  • Tick Traps: These types of traps will attract ticks using heat, CO2, chemicals, etc., then trap them inside for good. Tick traps consist of a base, a lid and a catch.
  • Diatomaceous earth: This is one of the best ways to get rid of ticks. Diatomaceous earth comes from the hardened bodies of microscopic organisms known as diatoms, which are algae with a cell wall made up of silicon dioxide.

Tick Prevention

Many steps can be taken to prevent ticks from entering your yard. Tick prevention starts with one of the following:

  • Keeping your grass mowed short.
  • Collecting grass clippings after mowing so that they don't create a tick haven around your yard.
  • Using a citrus peel-based repellent spray.
  • Removing brush, trees, and other vegetation where ticks are known to flourish.
  • Cleaning up leaf litter or replacing mulch around your house's perimeter in order to remove the ticks' habitat.
  • Considering using an herbicide or pesticide on any shrubbery or other plants that could provide ticks with shelter.

Get Rid of Ticks With Professional Help

If you're finding a lot of ticks around your yard, it is best to get help from pest control experts. They will have the knowledge and equipment necessary to remove ticks from your yard. If you're located near Atlanta, GA, contact TruNorth Pest Control. We will get rid of ticks in your yard so you can get back to enjoying your outdoor spaces.