Ticks in Augusta, GA are more than just annoying- they pose serious health risks to you and your family if they decide to make your backyard their home. Ticks are the carriers of Lyme disease, a potentially debilitating disease that can continue to cause symptoms up to years after initial infection. Although it is curable, the best protection against Lyme disease is prevention. This means stopping ticks before they get settled in your yard and before they get exposed to your family.
Ticks can’t fly or jump. They prefer instead to lie in wait on leaves or long patches of grass. They then latch on to their host, where they begin to feed- sometimes for up to several days. It’s during this time that diseases can be passed from the tick to its host. You might not even feel that the tick is there due to the anesthetics that it can deposit.
By the time the tick is found, it might already be too late. Ticks are carriers of troublesome diseases, so keeping them out of your yard should be a top priority. They can also make their way into your home by latching on to your pets, so it’s important to utilize items like tick collars or sprays to keep the pests away from them. Keeping piles of leaves clear and the lawn short is also a great way to control the natural environment of ticks.
Mosquito Squad of Augusta provides the best form of protection from ticks in the form of both spray treatment and tick tubes. Ticks are not born with Lyme disease- they actually get it from mice that they feed on. After they become full and infected, they can transmit the disease to other animals- including humans!
Tick tubes aim to stop the transmission at the source. Biodegradable tubes full of treated cotton balls are placed in target areas. As long as the tubes are in the right spot, mice will find the cotton and use it to build their homes. Ticks then feed on the mice and are stopped in their tracks, eliminated by the mouse’s exposure to the tick tubes.
Call the Mosquito Squad of Augusta so you can enjoy a tick free yard as soon as possible.