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A Practical Guide To Tick Control For Souderton Property Owners

Ticks In Souderton

Ticks in Souderton are year-round pests. In the dead of winter, they can enter your home when mice, rats, and other wildlife seek harborage from the cold. But during the summer months, they have more opportunities to hitch a ride inside.

They can come into your home on your dog or your cat. They may even come in on your kids or on you. When they do, they can present a serious threat to your health. Ticks are able to transmit dangerous diseases. But you don't have to let them. There are several things you can do to protect yourself and the people you love.

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Personal Protection

When you or someone else goes outside, it is important to stay protected. There are a few simple steps you can take. Select what works best for your specific situation.

  • Consider tucking your pants into your socks if you'll be in a location that is known to have ticks.

  • Wear bright colors so you are able to see ticks as they crawl up the outside of your clothing.

  • Apply mosquito repellent to your legs and feet. This will help protect you by causing ticks to disengage and fall off.

  • Avoid tall grass, bushes, and shaded woods if possible.

  • When you come back inside, do a check for ticks.

Pet Protection

If you have a dog or cat that goes in and out of your home, it is important that you take steps to prevent your furry loved one from getting sick, or making you sick.

  • A tick collar is a good place to start. Find out from your veterinarian if a collar is right for your pet and for your family. This won't provide 100 percent protection, but it will get you on the right track.

  • If you will be walking your dog in an area where ticks are known to be, consider using a mosquito repellent that is designed for pets. It will repel ticks as well.

  • If you have a dog, but you do not have an outside fenced-in play area, consider constructing one. This will help to keep wildlife from bringing ticks into the area where your dog will be recreating outside.

  • Do frequent checks for ticks. Check between the toes and in the ears first, this is where ticks tend to attach on pets. Run your fingers through your pet's fur (or hair) and feel for unusual bumps.

Yard Protection

Wild animals can bring ticks into your yard and deposit them. If you understand how this works, you can make your yard more resistant. Keep these facts in mind.

Tick Eggs — Tick eggs are smooth and do not stay on animals like ticks do. They slide off. They can slide off anywhere in your yard. But they are most viable if they land in moist, shaded locations. If you keep your landscaping dry, you can make it tick resistant.

Tick Nymphs — When ticks hatch, they have six legs instead of eight. In this stage of development, most tick species will seek tiny animals to attach to. Generally, it isn't until ticks mature to their nymphal stage that they become a threat to humans. This is why mouse and rodent control is key to protecting your health from tick-borne diseases. Seal entry points around your home to keep rodents out.

Adult Ticks — Ticks aren't born with diseases, they contract disease-causing organisms as they develop. This makes adult ticks the most cause for concern. Any animal that drops an adult tick in your yard creates a health risk for you. Everything you do to control wildlife will protect you from being exposed to ticks in your yard.

  • Keep trash in sealed and secure containers.

  • Apply fencing to protect voids that can be used for harborage.

  • Keep your grass and landscaping trimmed.

  • Remove conditions of standing water.

  • Put bird feeders at least 20 feet from your exterior.

  • Remove lawn clutter.

Don't Go It Alone

Remember that Moyer Pest Control offers tick control in Souderton. This service is included in our Platinum Home Guard protection plan. This comes with six service visits per year and 100 percent coverage all year long for a wide range of pests, including ticks, mosquitoes, and termites. Chat with us today. We're standing by to assist you.

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