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How To Make Your Property Less Attractive To Ticks


With dangerous tick-borne diseases such as Babesiosis, Lyme disease and anaplasmosis, it is important to avoid ticks and tick bites. In Southeastern Wisconsin it is as easy as 1,2,3 with the 6 C’s of tick control to guide the way.

Reduce tick exposure by clearing out areas where lawn and tree debris gather. Ticks thrive in moist, shady areas. Locate compost piles away from play areas or high traffic.

Eliminate leaf litter and brush by cleaning it up around the house and lawn edges, mow your grass regularly and keep the lawn short.

Select plants and shrubs that are not attractive to deer and/or install physical barriers to keep deer out of your yard. Check with your local nursery to determine the best choices for your area.

Know tick hiding places and check them frequently. The base of fences, brick walls and patio retaining walls are popular hiding places.

Family pets can suffer from tick-borne disease and also carry infected ticks into the home. Talk to your veterinarian about using tick medication. As with all pest control products, be sure to follow directions carefully.

Our team of professionals at Mosquito Squad of Waukesha County & Milwaukee North Shore utilize barrier treatments that eliminate adult ticks on the spot and “tick tubes” that effectively eliminate nymph ticks.

Fill out the form to the right or give us a call to find out more about a customized treatment plan to protection your yard from ticks.

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