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How to Keep Ticks Away From Your Lousiville Property

Few outdoor pests frustrate homeowners quite as much as ticks. Obviously, mosquitoes are right up there at the top of the list, too.

What’s so frustrating about ticks is that they often sneak on our clothing or body, without us ever knowing. And when they bite, they can potentially transmit disease. Ticks are especially a threat to children and pets who tend to spend a lot of time on the lawn and can’t necessarily tell us that something might be wrong.

For that reason, the best defense against ticks is a preventative one. You want to aim to keep ticks away from your property in the first place. And when they do make it into your Louisville yard, you want to take care of them quickly.

In this article, we’ll talk about how to keep ticks away with some good cultural practices as well as how lawn tick treatment can address any remaining invaders. We want to help you keep your family safe.

What are Ticks?

Ticks are small parasites that look like insects but are actually related to arachnids. They have eight legs as nymphs and adults. 

Ticks range in size from being as small as a pinhead to around the size of a pencil eraser. It’s not uncommon for people to get bit by ticks without realizing it at first. They are small and stealthy. 

Unfortunately, ticks survive by getting blood meals from their host and it’s during that process that they can potentially spread disease. Ticks can carry and transmit Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme Disease, among other diseases.


Does Your Louisville Yard Have Ticks?

People commonly associate ticks with being in the woods, in fields, or on trails, and that’s certainly true. Ticks are found in these locations. 

However, ticks can make it into the residential backyard on the backs (literally) of wildlife like deer, rabbits, mice, or stray cats. If you have any sort of creatures that pass through your yard, then they could be bringing ticks with them. Most suburban properties have animals that pass through (or nearby), so ticks can easily become a threat in the residential lawn and landscape. 

It’s virtually impossible to know if there might be ticks lurking on your lawn or around your home. Of course, there are certain habitats that ticks prefer. They love to stay hidden and don’t like being out in the open or baking in the sun.

Some of the areas around your Louisville yard that you’re more likely to find ticks include:

  • Under rocks, around woodpiles, and on stone walls
  • In tall brush and grass
  • In landscaped areas, especially any that have a lot of cover or shrubbery
  • Wooded areas or fields that border your home

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How Can I Keep Ticks Out of My Yard?

Ticks can adapt and survive in many habitats but those like the ones mentioned above tend to be more favorable. You can take some important steps to make your property less enticing to ticks.
These steps include:

  • Keep wood piles covered to prevent rodents from taking up residence and ticks from hanging around.
  • Keep tall grasses trimmed and mow the lawn regularly.
  • Clear your property of debris, fallen branches, and leaves.

You’ll also want to invest in tick yard treatment. Because even when you make your property less habitable for ticks, you can’t always prevent creatures from passing through and dropping ticks on your lawn.

An effective, professional-grade product can help prevent these pests from getting a chance to bite your family. 


Investing in Pest Control Services in Louisville, KY

As we’ve mentioned, even with all your best efforts to reduce or eliminate tick habitats, there could still be pests lurking. That’s why investing in tick yard treatment is also so important.

Yard treatment for ticks should involve targeting any potential tick habitats around your property to give you peace of mind these pests are being taken care of.

At Limbwalker, we use highly skilled and trained professionals to apply our professional-grade products. These products are safe for children, pets, and plants. We know that you’re trying to protect your family from ticks and don’t want to worry about the safety of the products being used on your property to achieve this goal.

To keep ticks out of your yard, you’ll want to choose a company that you can trust. We’re here to help do just that, so you can hand over your worries and get back to enjoying your yard to the fullest. 

If you’d like to learn more about adding flea and tick control to your mosquito services at your Louisville home, get in touch, get your quote, and get back to enjoying your yard.

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Chris O'Bryan

Chris O'Bryan

Chris grew up in Louisville, KY. He holds a Forestry degree from the The University of Kentucky and a Master's Degree in Economics from Clemson University. He is a Certified Arborist and 5-time Kentucky Tree Climbing Champion. When not at work, he has fun with his family, enjoys traveling, one-wheeling, and working in his yard.

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