Ticks may seem small and insignificant, but they can create huge problems if you want to appreciate your home’s backyard and are instead bitten by heaps of those insects. Not only are they a physical nuisance, but tonsils also frequently carry dangerous diseases such as Lyme disease. If you want to reduce existing tick residents and maintain ticks from invading your yard without resorting to harsh chemicals, then look into eco-friendly alternatives.
Deer are among the main carriers of ticks from the wild. By deterring deer and keeping them off of your house, you dramatically reduce your likelihood of tick invasions in your yard while at the same time removing one of the largest food sources for existing ticks in your landscape. This in turn helps you to control tick populations and encourages them to move to places where deer are far more present. Avoid feeding deer, erect fences around your house that are a minimum of 8 feet tall, and prevent putting deer-attracting vegetation such as lilies, impatiens and hostas.
Pick up Debris
Debris around your yard, such as stacks of wood, heaps of brush and leaves, and stands of dead vegetation, attracts ticks by providing them with breeding websites which are moist, shaded and protected. Regular landscape cleanups help remove the ticks’ hiding spots and also expose them to natural predators, in addition to the lethal effects of sunshine and drying end. Over the years, the ticks will flee your yard for more shaded, protected parts of area.
Mow Your Lawn
Ticks thrive in lawns that have tall lawn grass because this produces a humid, protected layer just above the ground. Homeowners should regularly mow their lawn, keeping grass in the shortest height reserved for their particular species of turf grass. This removes the ticks’ hiding areas while minimizing soil level humidity, so helping to dry out and destroy any present tick populations.
Apply a Natural Insecticide
Chrysanthemum cinerariaefolium plants possess elevated levels of pyrethrins. These botanical compounds are extracted from the plant and used to make a natural insecticide called pyrethrum, which is available in numerous over-the-counter all-natural pesticide solutions. These goods paralyze and kill ticks and fleas fast for eco-friendly tick control. Pyrethrum powder can be dusted on a lawn’s surface while pyrethrum sprays may be applied to vertical surfaces, such as fences.