Ticks can quickly become a pest and hinder your enjoyment of your outside space. We have compiled six simple and easy tips that you can use to get rid of ticks for good, ensuring that you can relax outdoors without any worries.
How To Get Rid Of Ticks Simply
Clean Away Any Debris
Ticks love to hide amongst debris such as piles of leaves and a build-up of grass, choosing any shady spot across your outdoor area. Ensure that any piles of debris are immediately cleaned up and tidied away, preventing a build-up of ticks hiding under the radar. Mowing your lawn regularly is also important so that ticks cannot shelter underneath the long blades of grass.
Clear Out Your Garden
Moist areas of your garden, which are shaded from the sun, are the certain home of choice for ticks. Alternatively, dry, warm areas of your garden will not appeal to ticks and you will discover that ticks will not thrive in such a habitat. To get rid of ticks from your garden area and to protect your family, ensure that any sandboxes or swing sets are positioned away from wooded areas, with a barrier of gravel or wood chip separating the wooded area from your family area.
Avoid Plants Which Attract Deer
One way which ticks can travel to your garden area is on the back of deer and so ensuring that deer are not attracted to any plants and shrubs across your garden is a strong preventative measure. A local nursery will be able to tell you which plants or shrubs to choose, dependent upon your area or state. Alternatively, install an effective fence or barrier to dissuade deer from entering your property, therefore reducing the chance of ticks invading your garden area.
Investigate Tick Hideaways
Understanding where ticks will live and thrive is an important step in expelling ticks from your property. Investigate outbuildings, sheds, and retaining walls regularly to keep up to date with your pest problem.
Look After Your Pets
Looking after your pets well is a further preventative measure to dispell ticks. Providing your pets with tick collars and ensuring that they are sprayed are the best preventative measures for dispelling ticks. Protecting your pets will, in turn, protect your family as ticks will travel on the back of your pets and into your family home.
Seek Professional Help
If you experience a chronic tick problem, then it may be necessary to seek professional help. The professionals will use specialist sprays, which instantly destroy ticks, in addition to a device called ‘tick tubes.’ A ‘tick tube’ is filled with permethrin-treated balls of cotton, which mice will collect to build a nest. Ticks will then be exposed to permethrin and will die.