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Four Handy Tips To Keep Ticks Away From Your New Castle Yard

September 30, 2020


Ticks are among the critters that keep people from being out in nature for too long. Many New Castle residents will rethink walking a hiking trail, exploring a forest, camping, or just relaxing in their yard because of these pests. Ticks are very tiny bugs that stealthily attach themselves to your skin and absorb blood. With animals, they creep onto fur to access their blood. The idea of them being on your flesh is unsettling enough, but these pests can transmit over 15 infections, viruses, and illnesses

Considering the possible dangers, you must learn how to identify and prevent ticks. You don’t want to wait for them to arrive before you do something about them. With these four tips and the help of Moyer Pest Control, you’ll know how to arm yourself and your beloved furry friends.

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Tip #1: Love On Your Lawn

Ticks are outdoor creatures. They thrive and breed well in areas surrounded by wildlife. If a spot is wooded or has high grass, it’s ideal. Humidity and shade also attract these insects. These kinds of settings are where they will latch onto you and/or your pet. Given this, you must trim your yard with regularity. Groom plants, flowers, and shrubs to keep them from being overgrown and sheltering. Remove decaying matter and organic debris, like leaf piles

Here are facts about common ticks in New Castle:

  • American dog ticks: These are sometimes called wood ticks. Their size varies from 1/8 to 3/16 of an inch long, and they have four pairs of legs. When full of blood, the females measure 1/2 of an inch long.
  • Blacklegged ticks: This species is reddish-brown or brown, and has eight legs. Though they have the same measurements as American dog ticks, their females are only 3/8 of an inch long after feeding. They’re often referred to as deer ticks because they favor them and other livestock.
  • Lone star ticks: This subgroup is known for its distinctive white body marks. Females have circles on their backs. They too have eight legs.

Tip #2 Watch What You Wear

If there’s the potential for ticks, put on pants and a long-sleeved shirt. Wear boots and high socks as well. Examine your skin and clothes, and your pet’s coat, before returning indoors.

Tip #3 Pamper Your Pet

On a routine basis, groom and inspect your pet’s fur. Have on-going discussions with your animal’s veterinarian about deterring and treating ticks.

This is what you need to know about tick bites:

  • Sensation: It’s typically painless. You won’t realize a bug is on you unless you see one.
  • Illnesses: You and/or your pet could contract Lyme disease, Colorado tick fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, ehrlichiosis, the Heartland and Powassan viruses, and more. Fatalities can occur with these diseases, so it’s wise to seek medical attention as soon as possible.

Tip #4: Call Moyer Pest Control About Tick Extermination

Our Service Professionals™ at Moyer Pest Control have licensing and registration by state authorities in the industry. This means they have the skills and expertise to properly identify tick species and apply the specific treatments necessary. They will design a custom plan of approach and discuss it with you. Every product and device used will be a safe solution accepted by the Environmental Protection Agency. You and your animals will be in good hands, as we’ve been in business for over 150 years.

Don’t waste your time or money on average store goods or “do it yourself” methods. They are hazardous, expensive, and will only resolve the problem on the surface. Call us today for a thorough fix!

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