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Ways to Avoid Attracting Ticks

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Avoid Tick Encounters

Staying out of ticks’ way is half the battle. The following tips can help prevent tick run-ins in the first place to reduce the risk of being bitten:

  • Know Their Habitats
  • Avoid Wooded Areas
  • Stay Away from Areas With Brush or Tall Grass
  • Walk on Pavement Instead of Grass When Possible

If you must venture into places with heavy vegetation, check your clothing, gear, hair and body for ticks as soon as you get home. In addition to inspecting kids post-outing, check your furry family members for ticks. Shower immediately to further reduce the risk of tick-borne diseases.

Repel Ticks

Sometimes you can’t avoid tick-prone areas. Protect yourself and family members with these tick-repelling measures:

  • Use EPA-Registered Insect Repellents
  • Treat Clothes With Anti-Tick Products Containing 0.5% Permethrin

Avoid using bug repellents on children two months or younger. Repellents with PMD and OLE should not be used on anyone three years of age or younger.

Make Your Yard Less Tick-Friendly

Your yard should be a haven for you and your family. Lower the odds of ticks invading your territory with these tick-prevention tips for the lawn:

  • Clear Brush and Tall Grass Regularly
  • Stack Firewood Neatly in the Sun to Keep It Dry
  • Plant the Tick-Repelling American Beautyberry Bush
  • Keep Tick-Carrying Deer Out with Strong-Smelling or Prickly Plants
  • Create Gravel or Wood-Chip Barriers Between Your Lawn and Wooded Areas

Professional tick control treatments can also help create a tick-free environment around your home.

Arkadia Eco Pest Control provides plant-based tick solutions to residential and commercial customers in 13 counties. Make your New Jersey home or business a tick-free zone by contacting our friendly team online or by phone for an inspection today.

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