If your kids and pets are playing outside, you don't need to be worrying about fleas and ticks. Learn more about these lawn pests.
Fleas are tiny little creatures. They are parasites and they reproduce quickly. Fleas live mostly on pets, but even if you don‘t have pets, you can still have them in your lawn. They prefer shady areas and tall grass. Check for them in and around woodpiles, decks, and storage buildings.
There are many varieties of ticks, from ticks that prey on bird species to the common tick that you find on dogs and humans. They are all parasites that need a host organisms to survive. They like to hang out toward the end of grass blades as to “hop“ on a human or animal. They then burrow their head into the host and begin feasting. Since they survive on blood, there is potential for disease transfer. Ticks need 24-36 hours of time connected to the host for the transfer to occur. Disease and infection can also happen when you attempt to remove the tick. If you don‘t remove correctly, the tick can cause infection. Most diseases transferred are not serious, but the two to watch out for are Lyme disease and tick-borne meningoencephalitis.
How to prevent fleas and ticks
Full avoidance of fleas and ticks is just not possible. They are everywhere. But you can control them in your lawn by treating it especially for fleas and ticks. However, it is important to take care of these pests in the most natural way possible. Get rid of these pests without using loads of chemicals. Our all-organic treatments are applied to your turf and landscape. We will visit five times throughout the season to keep active pest populations under control. This treatment program runs from May through October, approximately every 30 days. Call today to receive a free estimate - 615-988-6777.