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Tick Suppression by your lawn care professional

NH Ticks

Creating a safe play area around your home against ticks is smart

While most people are generally aware that their lawn care company can address turf problems, many are not aware of tick suppression.  Tick suppression can be a valuable service, especially for homes surrounded by fields and woods.  Spring begins the tick season in NH and VT as the adults become active and seek a blood meal to reproduce.  Ticks seek wild animals, pets, or your family members as they move out of winter hibernation.  Unfortunately, most ticks are so small they are virtually impossible to see or avoid until you find them on your clothing.  Nothing is more unsettling then finding ticks on your pets or children.  Although the common dog tick does not transmit Lyme disease, the common Deer tick does carry this dangerous disease.

Most tick control products function well for 2-5 weeks ranging from organic to traditional materials.  In fact, many new products are used in pet supplies and products found at your local pet store.  The key to safety is using a responsible, experienced, and licensed lawn care company.  You must have a license in NH or VT to treat for ticks, even if you use an organic product!  Ticks are noxious pests and the saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” is certainly worth heeding to avoid the painful condition brought about by Lyme disease.

While you may see a typical dog tick, you are not likely to see a Deer tick, a primary vector of Lyme disease.  Therefore, treating your lawn around the house during the growing season is a sound decision.  A tick treatment can be liquid or granular and should be applied to the perimeter of fields, woods, and your lawn to reduce the existing tick population.  Reducing ticks in the spring is a sensible solution toward maintaining a safe outdoor living space.

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Lawn Care Companies Can Target Ticks

Now that the month of May has arrived, most everyone in NH and VT can begin seeding projects, treat for broadleaf weeds, and apply a crabgrass barrier if desired.  May is typically a very busy month for most lawn care companies because they are not only implementing these treatments, some are able to treat for ticks.  While most people are usually aware that their lawn care company can treat turf, many are not aware of tick control.  Tick control can be a very valuable service, especially coming out of a mild winter which assists in the survival of adult ticks.  May is the ideal month for tick control because the adults are waking up and crawling out in search of food- animals or you!  While you may see a typical dog tick, you are not likely to see a Deer Tick, a primary vector of Lyme disease.  Therefore, treating your turf around the house and into the perimeter of fields or woods is an excellent means in which to reduce the adult population before they mate and seek out a blood meal.  May is the official tick month and with our mild past winter, this could be a banner year for all kinds of ticks in NH and VT.

Most tick control products can work for 2-5 weeks depending upon the rate and type of material used.  In fact, many new products are used in pet supplies and products found at your local pet store.  The key to safety is using a responsible, licensed lawn care company like mine not just Bob in his pickup truck.  You must have a license in NH or VT to treat for ticks, even if you use an organic product!  If you are targeting a pest, you must have insurance and have the training needed to treat for ticks.  So before you try this yourself, you might want some advice from a professional.  Ticks are nothing to mess around with and they can cause numerous diseases including Lyme disease a painful and expensive condition.

Deer, Dog, and other ticks

Ticks are difficult to see and detect

Enjoy the outdoors, but be sure to use an insect repellent to help protect your family and friends.  Better yet, get a quote for tick control!

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