Fall Tricks for Fall Ticks
Ticks come out in full force even during the cooler months when fall is getting going. For this reason, it is important to stay diligent all year long to help avoid these nasty pests from taking over your yard. Below you will find some fall tricks to exterminate ticks that will give you more peace of mind when you, the family, and your four-legged friends are outside enjoying the beautiful weather.
Exterminate Ticks This Fall
To prevent ticks during the fall season and really any other time of the year as well, there are a few things you should keep in mind.
Keep the Grass Cut Short
When you properly maintain the lawn and keep your grass cut short, you will find that it is a great way to control the pest population on your property. Ticks prefer long grass as they wait for their next meal to pass on by. So, if you eliminate the long grass from your yard, you are effectively taking away their meal ticket.
Ticks prepare for winter by trying to locate the ideal environment. They often seek shelter in lawn debris that litters the yard. So, to keep ticks at bay, you need to remove any debris that exists on your property so you can eliminate their hiding spots. This means getting rid of piles of leaves, sticks, and twigs you have gathered up.
Trim Trees and Shrubs
Another common place to find ticks in Maryland is in the trees and shrubs on the property. If you allow the branches of these trees to grow too close to the home, you are giving them easy access to a warmer environment. They are also that much closer to gaining entry into your home. Make sure to keep everything trimmed back to prevent this and eliminate another common tick hiding place.
If you have followed these fall tricks but still fear you have to exterminate ticks that made their way onto your property, you may want to call in the professionals to help assess the situation.
Since they are very perceptive little pests, it can prove difficult to exterminate ticks on many occasions. They are able to detect breath, body odor, moisture, heat, and vibrations. The first step is having the professionals locate and identify the ticks, and then they can help come up with the most effective way to exterminate the ticks.