Tick control program

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A consistent and timely treatment program can reduce the number of ticks in your yard.

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You know ticks and mosquitoes are dangerous carriers of lyme disease. The blacklegged tick or “deer” tick most commonly found in our area, transmits the causal agents of three diseases: Lyme Disease, Human Babesiosis and Human Anaplasmosis.

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) a consistent and timely pest control program can reduce the number of ticks in your yard. Royal Pest tick reduction program includes three timed-treatments at the peak of tick life-cycles:

1. Late May/early June, 2. August; 3. October.

Royal Pest uses EPA Registered materials for effective tick reduction. The CDC suggests you consider using a professional pesticide company such as Royal Pest to apply pesticides at your home.

 Tips to protect you and your family from ticks:

  • Avoid wooded and bushy areas with high grass and leaf litter.

  • Walk in the center of trails.

  • Repel Ticks using repellents that contain 20 to 30% DEET. (Always follow product instructions. Parents should apply to their children.)

  • Clear tall grasses and brush around homes and at the edge of lawns.Place a 3-ft wide barrier of wood chips or gravel between lawns and wooded areas to restrict tick migration into recreational areas.

  • Mow the lawn frequently.

  • Stack wood neatly and in a dry area (discourages rodents.)

  • Keep playground equipment, decks, and patios away from yard edges and trees.

  • Discourage unwelcome animals (such as deer, raccoons, and stray dogs) from entering your yard by constructing fences.