Ticks! Ticks!! Ticks!!! How to Prevent Ticks
We all can jointly accept that the sights of these creatures in our houses alone can be very disturbing.
Beyond the annoying sights, the presence of ticks in the house can cause a lot of both environmental and health havocs, as these little but deadly creatures are transmitters of some illnesses such as Lyme disease, Human anaplasmosis, rickettsiosis, tick-borne relapsing fever and tularemia to mention but a few.
Having known the aforementioned, the next point of action is how we can prevent these destructive and harmful parasitic creatures from taking abode in our houses and infecting us with diseases and illnesses.
5 Ways to Prevent Ticks
1. Mow your lawns often
According to research, we have found out that tall grasses and bushes are the number one hideouts for ticks in the house.
So what do we do about that piece of information?
Simple!! All you need to do is to lower the long bushes and grasses in the house!!
This simple yet effective task will help to mitigate the risk of a tick latching to your skin as you walk through your yard!!
2. Grow a tick repellent Plant
Rather than go for chemical-based insect repellents, most times it is advised that homeowners plant natural tick repellents in their yards.
When you do this, not only will you make your house a tick-free zone, you will also beautify your yard with healthy plants in the process, one stone two birds!!
Examples of tick repelling plants are marigold plants, peppermint, beautyberry, mint, lemon balm, rosemary, and lavender plants.
3. Eradicate moist, abandoned and shady hideouts
Ticks love to hide in moist and shady places, and they can build their habitats in any moist and shady environment obtainable. By this, we are talking about piled up logs of wood, old mattresses, abandoned items, moist stonewalls and wet debris.
Once you rid your house of any of these, your chances of breeding ticks in your home are drastically reduced.
4. Get a pet
The pet in question now is not a dog or a cat!! No, we are not talking about your regular favorite pets.
We are talking about tick-eating wild birds such as bluebirds, domestic chickens, robins, geese, domestic turkeys, and robins.
Having these birds in your house is an effective development as they would help to pick and eat any tick found in your yard especially.
5. Put away animals that are tick-friendly
Just as we explained in the previous sub-point that there are animals that can help remove ticks from our houses, in the same way, there are some animals that are carriers of ticks.
And welcoming these animals into the house might be dangerous for our health. Such tick-carrying animals include stray dogs, deer, squirrels, and raccoons.
Hence, it is expedient to keep these animals out by building a high fence around the house.
Now that you are aware of how to prevent ticks from your house, you can see that there is absolutely no reason to panic.
All that you need to do is to ensure that you put any or all of these above-mentioned tips to work, and your home would be tick-free!!
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