With the extremely high population of both whitetail and mule deer here in Massachusetts and the subsequent massive deer tick population, it’s important to consider signing up for Mosquito Squad of Boston Metro South’s Intensive Tick Treatment for your home’s yard. In addition to our Intensive Tick Treatment, there are several steps you can take to ensure the tick population within your yard isn’t astronomical. In order to make it easier for you to remember, we have created the “6 C’s of Tick Control” to make your yard less of a hospitable environment for ticks.
Clear out surplus lawn debris to reduce your exposure to ticks. Ticks thrive in moist shady areas, making it vital to keep compost piles far away from high traffic areas.
Mow your lawn frequently, keeping it nice and short. Clean up grass clippings and leaf litter to avoid giving ticks a place to stay cool and moist.
Check with your local nursery to choose the best deer repelling plants for your unique yard. You can also install physical barriers such as fencing to keep deer out.
Check Hiding Places
Ticks love to hide along the base of fences, retaining walls and within wood piles. Check those hiding places regularly to eliminate ticks that may have assembled.
Care for Family Pets
Pets can be infected with tick-borne diseases too. They also can carry infected ticks into the home. Talk to your veterinarian about using tick prevention for your pets. As with all pest control products, follow the directions carefully.
Call in the Pros
Mosquito Squad of Boston Metro South can eliminate 85-90% of the ticks in your yard with intensive tick treatment (our traditional barrier spray plus the addition of tick tubes placed twice a year).
Mosquito Squad of Boston Metro South serves: Abington, Avon, Braintree, Brockton (02301), Canton, Cohasset, Dorchester (02124), Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Milton, Quincy, Randolph, Weymouth and Wollaston.