Tick infestations, along with being irritating, can present several health risks for both you and your pets. These pests can carry Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and other diseases, making it important to keep them under control. At Mosquito Hunters™, we utilize comprehensive tick control treatments to fight these pests in Lancaster area yards. However, as part of our service, we’ll also help you identify and address the places where ticks can hide on your property. Below, we’ll give you a head start on identifying these common tick hideouts to help you get started.
Common Tick Hideouts
When ticks are seeking shelter, they typically seek out areas that provide plenty of cover from predators and from the sun. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most common tick hangouts in local yards:
Collections of Fallen Leaves
Leaf litter and other clutter, when left unaddressed, can quickly become a haven for ticks. Collections of fallen leaves provide ticks with all the shade and cover they need to hide out while they’re searching for their next meal. Because mice, rats, and the other small animals that ticks feed on often pass through or hide in leaf piles, it gives ticks an extra incentive to hang out in them. Tidying up any leaf piles in your yard is an easy way to make your yard less welcoming to these pests.
For many of the same reasons as leaf piles, ticks often hide out in tall grass. However, tall grass is often a highway for the animals that ticks prey on. When animals pass through these areas or use them to hide, they’ll bring additional ticks into your yard and give resident ticks a food source. Simply mowing these areas can help you prevent tick infestations.
If you have any wood piles or collections of fallen branches in your yard, there’s a much higher chance that ticks are around. With a nearly infinite number of nooks and crannies for ticks to hide in, wood piles give these pests their ideal hiding place. Separating wood and tidying up branches can help you avoid turning your yard into a haven for ticks.
Our Proven Tick Control in Lancaster
Although addressing tick hiding spots is important, it’s also important to fight these pests directly. That’s where our treatments come in. We offer comprehensive tick control solutions to our neighbors located all over the area. Here are the communities we serve:
- And throughout the surrounding areas
For tick control in Lancaster, contact us today!Back