Some individuals think that ticks are only a nuisance during the spring and summer. However, these pests can also cause issues in the fall and winter. Another common misconception is that ticks adhere mainly to animals. Ticks like to suck blood. This means that humans are also ideal hosts for them. If you have a dog that spends a lot of time outside and you notice a tick, chances are that you have ticks in your area and should check your body daily. Ticks can hide under folds of skin or in hard to find places. This is why some individuals who have ticks get sick and cannot determine what is wrong with them until they go to a doctor or the ER. The following points will help you to understand ways to deter ticks from your property.
Keep Grass Low
Ticks enjoy tall grass and thick brush. Ensure that you trim brush and keep your grass cut. Tall grass comes into contact with skin and clothing. This can allow ticks to attach and find a place on your body to hide.
Ticks favor trees too because they can habitat in them. The issue is that a tick can fall from a tree on an unsuspecting person or pet. Since they love hiding, they might hide on a person's scalp and go undetected until the person gets ill. In the winter and fall, ticks may enjoy feeling the warm air that is ventilated from your home. This can make them crawl down branches and possibly attempt to enter your home.
Pay Attention to Outside Time
If you and your family spend time outdoors doing activities such as hiking or playing, you need to pay special attention to ticks. Ticks look for hosts and are attracted to warmth. Even if it is chilly outside, ticks find humans as attractive hosts to feed off of and stay warm. This is why it is ideal to always check your clothing after outdoor fun. Do this before you enter your home. When you enter your home check your skin and scalp to ensure that ticks are not present.
Ticks search for warmth.
A tick control company is a good resource to use to understand more about ticks. They can educate you about the types of ticks that are common in your region and the diseases they can transmit. They can also offer treatment options for your property. These professionals can inspect your property and determine whether there is a certain area that has a significant tick population and eradicate them.