A yard full of ticks isn’t just irritating. It also presents a significant health risk to both your family and your pets. These pests are capable of carrying Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and other dangerous diseases, making managing their numbers a top priority. But to fight ticks, you first need to determine if they’re around. To help you do this, we’ll go through some helpful tips below. And to fight these harmful pests, we offer professional tick yard treatments to our neighbors located all over the Menomonie, WI area.
Simple Ways to Determine Tick Presence
Here are a few quick tips for helping you determine whether or not ticks have made their way onto your property:
Use a Towel
One of the ways you can check your yard for ticks is with a light-colored towel or sheet. Dragging around a towel or sheet, paying special attention to areas with thick foliage and dense leaf litter can alert you to the presence of these pests. Once you’re done dragging your yard, simply bring it to your driveway or another outdoor area that’s not covered in grass to check your towel or sheet for ticks.
Check Your Pets
When ticks creep into your yard, your pets are likely to be their first targets. Routinely checking your pets’ fur and paws for ticks, in addition to alerting you to the presence of these pests, can help you get them off of your pets quickly and minimize their exposure.
Get Out the Flashlight
It’s also possible to manually search your yard for ticks. However, because of the dark, covered places they normally hide, it’s essential to bring a flashlight. When checking your yard for ticks this way, make sure to pay extra close attention to retaining walls and other dark spaces.
Our Professional Tick Yard Treatments in Menomonie
To effectively address active tick populations and prevent additional populations from developing in the future, turn to the pros. Our cutting-edge treatments provide local residents with top-notch protection from these invasive pests.
Our treatments are available to those located in the following communities:
- Eau Claire
- Chippewa Falls
- Rice Lake
- Barron County
- Pepin County
- Buffalo County
- Rusk County
- Dunn County
- Eau Claire County
- Chippewa County
- And throughout the surrounding areas in Western & Northwest Wisconsin
For tick yard treatments in Menomonie, contact us today!