Belmont Tick Control
Homeowners in the Massachusetts area need to be aware of certain regional pests and make sure that they are doing everything they can to protect their home and family members. One of the most dangerous pests in this area is the tick due to their potential to spread Lyme disease to their hosts, which include people and family pets. Over 30,000 Americans contract Lyme disease each year, which is then transmitted to humans through the bite of infected black-legged or deer ticks. As a homeowner you owe it to your family to protect them from ticks and the dangerous disease they can spread.
Keep It Clean and Clear
One of the best ways to keep ticks off your property is to keep landscaping debris cleared. Ticks love areas that are shady, cool and moist. They will die off quickly in dry areas that have a lot of sun exposure.
To reduce your risk, remove trees and brush that are near patios, decks or children's play areas. Keep your lawn mowed down short and clean up any litter or leaves around the edges of your property and around your house. If you have deer in your area, make sure to choose foliage that is not attractive to them and install fences or other barriers that will keep them out of your yard.
Check Frequently for Ticks
Because the risk in this region is so high, it is important to check areas that ticks would hide on a regular basis. Believe it or not, brick walls, patio retaining walls and fences are typical hiding places - ticks aren't just hanging out deep in the forest.
Check your family pets on a regular basis. Pets don't just bring ticks into the house, but they can also suffer from diseases caused by infected tick bites as well. Contact your veterinarian about sprays, treatments and collars that will help make your pets less desirable to ticks.
Hire a Professional
All of these tips can help you keep ticks under control, but the best thing you can do to eliminate them is to hire a professional to evaluate and treat your property for ticks. Professional pest control agents have access to barrier sprays and special tools that unlicensed users cannot obtain or use.
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