What Property Owners In The Woodlands Should Know About Tick Control
One of the joys in life is taking a leisurely walk around your property or going on a hike. Breathing clean air, hearing the birds sing, and enjoying the breeze blowing the changing leaves of fall are refreshing and healing to the soul as you take your walk.
When you return from your stroll, you hope that what you experienced will linger with you for several days, but then you notice something on your body that erases the peace in your soul; ticks. Seeing a tick buried into your skin is alarming; all you can think about is how to quickly and safely remove it. Once the tick is off your body, the next thought is of disease. Because of ticks on your body, fear has replaced peaceful, refreshing experiences from your trek.
If ticks are a problem on your property and you are tired of ruined peaceful strolls, get the best pest control in The Woodlands, Modern Pest Control. For over 65 years, we have served the Woodlands community by eliminating pests and giving people peace of mind.
Common Types Of Ticks Found In The Woodlands
The Woodlands is one of the best places to live in Texas, partly due to the 151 parks and over 220 miles of trails. It would be wonderful if there were no ticks in The Woodlands, but unfortunately, these ticks call our area home:
- American dog tick
Lone star ticks
Brown dog ticks
Blacklegged (deer) ticks
Tick bites from any of these species may result in serious illness, so stay alert and take precautions when taking a hike or walking outdoors.
Dangerous Diseases Ticks Are Known To Spread
The different ticks in The Woodlands may spread diseases. For example:
- American and brown dog ticks transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Blacklegged or deer ticks spread lyme disease, anaplasmosis, and babesiosis.
Lone star ticks spread Heartland virus, southern tick-associated rash illness, bourbon virus, and tularemia.
Other diseases caused by ticks include boutonneuse fever, Colorado tick fever, tick paralysis, and the Powassan virus. Ticks get these diseases from infected hosts spreading them to humans when they bite.
Five No-Nonsense Tips To Prevent Ticks On Your Property
You do not have to live with ticks on your Woodlands property! In addition to the tick control services from Modern Pest Control, here are five tips to stop ticks from living on your property:
- Mow the lawn on a low setting to stop ticks in the grass. Ticks use the tall grass as a launching pad to latch onto an unsuspecting passerby.
Create a three-foot perimeter of gravel, mulch, or wood chips between your property and any wooded areas around the home.
Rake up leaves and dispose of leaf piles.
Prune back trees and shrubs to reduce damp, shady areas.
Remove old tires, trash, furniture, and other items on the property.
Tick control for the yard involves keeping the property free from tall grass, debris, and excessive moisture. These same tactics will also discourage rodents from entering and living on your property, and since ticks feed on these types of mammals, it will stop ticks from infesting the yard too.
The Pros To Call For Total Tick Control On Your Property
Search no further than Modern Pest Control for tick extermination service in The Woodlands. When you schedule your free inspection, our experts will investigate your property to determine tick hot spots and attractions. We will create a personalized strategic treatment program to eradicate ticks and tick nests from your Woodlands property. We offer a range of service options depending upon your needs.
Contact us today to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in The Woodlands, and schedule your free inspection. We have the experience, tools, and knowledge to eradicate ticks from your property so you can enjoy peaceful strolls around your Woodlands property.