Trusted, Experienced Tick Prevention Services in NJ
When it comes to protecting yourself and your family from tick-related diseases, it is important to understand the problems associated with ticks and what you can do to prevent ticks in your yard and in your home. One of the best ways to prevent ticks is to work with an experienced tick prevention team that can spray down all the areas in your yard where ticks might reside. The team at Last Bite Mosquito & Tick Control uses state-of-the-art tools and chemicals to keep your yard pest-free so you can enjoy spending time outdoors without worry.
Is Tick Prevention Treatment Safe For Your Family and Pets?
We use an EPA-approved water-based solution that contains the synthetic version of Pyrethrum (an organic compound called pyrethroids) which comes from the flower heads of Chrysanthemums (The African Daisy). Pyrethroids are used in lice shampoos for children and are also found in flea shampoos for dogs. We do recommend staying out of the treated area until it dries, which in most cases is about thirty minutes.
Types of Ticks in New Jersey
The types of ticks In New Jersey include black-legged ticks (deer tick), American dog ticks, and lone star ticks. Ticks can latch onto a wide range of creatures including dogs, rats, mice, deer, cattle, and also humans. Ticks that come into contact with humans generally target them indirectly by coming into a home on a pet and establishing themselves in a location where people sleep or lounge. They can also come into contact with humans directly when individuals are outside, especially in tall grassy areas.
How to Avoid Tick Bites
Anything you do to reduce the amount of wildlife in your yard will help in reducing ticks. Ticks generally won’t make it into your yard on their own. They ride into your yard on animals. Keep your exterior trash cans sealed, and protect any food sources that are growing in your yard to deter larger animals. Make sure shrubs are trimmed neatly and reduce or remove vegetation near your foundation walls to deter rodents. Ticks can also fly into your yard but not on their own. They use birds as hosts and that means your bird feeders might be increasing the tick population.
Here are a few ways to avoid tick bites:
- Wear closed-toe shoes and long-sleeved clothing
- Tuck your pants into your socks. You’ll look a bit ridiculous, but it works!
- Wear light-colored clothing which will help you spot potential ticks easier
- Wash off as soon as you get home to get rid of any loose ticks
- Do a full-body check of yourself, your kids, and your pets if you’ve come back from a tick prone location
Tick-Proofing Your Property
There are a number of things you can do to help mitigate the number of ticks in your yard. While a tick prevention company is the best way to fight ticks, some of the things you can do on your own include:
- Keep any tall grasses mowed and keep vegetation neatly trimmed
- Remove any leaf litter or weeds on the edge of your lawn
- Remove all brush and leaves around stone walls and woodpiles
- Move woodpiles away from the house
- Start to rake when leaves eventually fall
- Pets and kids should stay out of the woods to avoid bringing ticks back to your home
- Move swings or sandboxes away from the woodland edge
- Wash clothes in hot water after returning from a tick-ridden area
Contact Last Bite Mosquito & Tick Control Today
Our number one goal is to help you reclaim your yard by safely eliminating pesky mosquitoes and ticks. Our commitment is to provide the best quality service for all of our customers, both large and small! Whether you are looking for a long-term tick prevention option or one-time treatment service, we have got you covered! Our team of professional application technicians is courteous, well trained, insured, and licensed for pest control in the State of New Jersey. We look forward to helping you reclaim your yard! Contact us today to learn more about our services.