Tick Prevention Guide
How to Prevent Ticks
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Tick Prevention Steps
Tick Prevention For Dogs & Other Pets
If you take your dog to the dog park or walking in the woods, it would be a great plan to give them a quick rub down to be sure they are not bringing back any ticks back home. You can also apply a repellent spray on your pet fur just prior to venturing out to keep ticks away.
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Indoor Tick Prevention
How to Keep Ticks Out of Your House
Outdoor Tick Prevention
Tick Prevention for the Yard
You can help keep ticks off of your property by creating a tick free zone:
- You should have an area that is at least 9 ft wide between your yard and any wooded area.
- Trim back trees to allow as much sunlight as possible into your yard.
- Keep grass as short.
- Remove as much leaf litter, wood piles and other yard debris as possible.
- A clearly defined, well manicured border between your yard and any wooded areas or weedy lots will reduce the chance of ticks infesting your yard.
- The addition of wood mulch or pea gravel to this border area will help deter tick infestations
- If your yard becomes infested most years you can preventatively start spraying the hot spot areas in the spring and continue once every 30 days through to the first frost
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