Ticks can be rather difficult to manage once they get into your home. This becomes an even bigger problem when you consider that ticks can bring diseases to both your family and any pets that you may have. Given this, it’s in your best interest to deal with your tick problem effectively. To help you out, here are four tips to deal with ticks in your home.
Check on Your Family and Your Pets
A long walk in the woods with your dog and the family on a beautiful fall day can be a risk for ticks. Ticks can climb onto your clothes, then onto your dog’s fur, then into your house. While this may seem trivial, this can cause some serious problems down the line. This is why you’ll want to do all you can to prevent ticks from infiltrating your home. Be sure to carefully check your dog after a walk, and check yourself too! Comb through your dog’s fur and check for any ticks. Also, check your pet’s feet, inside their ears, and around the face and neck. If you want to protect yourself and your family from ticks, be sure to wear clothing that covers you completely.
Repair Crevices and Gaps
Most ticks are not interested in coming indoors. However, brown dog ticks are a notable exception. If a brown dog tick finds a crack or crevice in a home that isn’t well maintained, it can be enticed indoors. Once inside, brown dog ticks are likely to lay eggs. If you have an infestation, you could be in trouble. To protect your home, make sure you seal up any and all cracks or openings in your home’s exterior.
It’s a common misconception that you’ll need to use chemical pesticides to get rid of ticks. Some of you may be surprised to know that a simple vacuum can help solve your tick problem. Use a vacuum to clean your home of ticks. The device will not only pick up the ones you see but ticks in all life stages. Clean especially the places frequented by your household animals and dogs, as well as the carpets, rugs and furniture.
Transform Your Landscape
If you really want to protect your home from ticks, you’ll need to transform your landscape. This is because the best way to keep ticks out of your house is by keeping them out of your yard. Mow your lawn to a height of three inches, rake up leaf litter, and remove brush and bushes from the perimeter of your house.
We hope these tips prove to be useful when it comes to helping you deal with your tick problem. While ticks may be rather difficult to get rid of, these tips should help make the problem more manageable. If you find that you are in need of more help, don’t hesitate to reach out to pest control professionals.
If you are in need of tick control in Sydney, then you’ve come to the right place. Clean & Green Pest Management are your local pest controllers specialising in both traditional and green pest control methods that are safe for your family and pets. For more information on what we can do for you, visit our website today!