March 7, 2017

1 Clear Out

 “Ticks thrive in moist, shady areas and tend to die in sunny, dry areas,” Jundt says. So keep their favorite habitat away from your favorite habitat. Place compost piles away from outdoor play areas, decks, and other outdoor living spaces. Also locate swing sets, sandboxes, and anywhere else your family typically plays or gathers away from wooded areas. In addition, a wide patch of chips or gravel can provide a barrier that prevents ticks from jumping from the woods into your lawn.

2Clean Debris

 Get rid of piles of brush, leaves, and grass where ticks like to hide. Also, mow your grass regularly so it won’t provide a shady shelter for pests.

3 Choose Plants That Don’t Attract Deer

 Ticks can travel on deer to get into your yard, so you need to dissuade deer from entering your lawn. One way is to avoid plants and shrubs that attract deer; your local nursery can help. Or install physical barriers, such as a fence. Jundt says spraying deer repellent can also help to keep the animals from wandering into your yard to nibble on your plants or tree branches.
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