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Having ticks reside in your yard is one of the last things you can want as a Tulsa homeowner. Ticks are not only a nuisance, but can also transmit harmful diseases to both you and your pets. You don’t want your family to be outdoors enjoying the fresh air only to come back inside with ticks!

At Lawnovations, we are committed to providing outdoor solutions to Tulsa residents. We don’t stop at landscape design and weed control; pest control is one of our many services. With this in mind, here are a few ways you can get rid of ticks in your yard without having to resort to harmful chemicals. Continue reading and contact us today to learn more!

Keep Your Grass Short

Keep Your Grass Short

Ticks like to reside in taller grass where they are better camouflaged and can easily attach themselves to unsuspecting victims. You can cut down on the tick population in your yard by simply keeping the grass trimmed. By doing this, you will also create a less hospitable environment for other pests, making it an effective pest control technique for Tulsa residents who are facing other challenges beyond just ticks.

Rake Leaves

Rake Leaves

In the fall, leaves can accumulate in your yard and provide the perfect habitat for ticks. Be sure to rake them up on a regular basis to discourage ticks from taking up residence. On top of being a strong pest control technique, it is also an effective lawn care tactic. A well-kept lawn free of leaves and other debris is one that will be the envy of your neighborhood!

Outdoor Wood Neatly Stacked

Keep Outdoor Wood Neatly Stacked

Loose wood can become a nesting ground for rodents. This may seem off-topic, but rodents attract ticks. For example, deer mice are often carriers of Lyme disease, which can be transferred to humans through tick bites. So, in order to keep your yard free of ticks, it is important to also keep it free of potential rodent habitats. By keeping your wood organized in a dry area, you can help to keep the tick population down and avoid related problems.

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Create a Barrier Around Active Areas

Wood chips or gravel placed around areas where you or your family spend time outside can help to create a barrier between you and any potential ticks. These kinds of barriers are effective for patios, playgrounds, and any other areas where you spend time in your yard.

On top of these natural methods, Lawnovations offers professional tick control services. With our Lawn Guard services, you can take advantage of our tick solutions, so your yard can stay safe. Contact us today for a free quote!

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