While deer ticks usually enter homes via you, your loved ones and your pets, take extra precautions after hikes and woodland walks. Deer ticks are small, hard to spot and like to hide in hair, skin folds and armpits. Checking in and behind your dog’s ears, around the neck and in the leg and armpits of dogs can prevent deer ticks from crawling on humans as well.
Some basic prevention measures
Truly Nolen suggests sealing all cracks and crevices around the foundation of your home along with doors, windows, and all other points of entry. By excluding rodents and potential disease-carrying pests from your home, you can exclude ticks as well.
On the exterior of your home
Around the exterior of your home, eliminate clutter and yard debris. Keeping grass cut short and branches trimmed away from your house and roof can go a long way in deterring pests from finding your home an attractive place to live. Also, regularly clean pet lounging areas and remove pest-nesting materials from the exterior of your home.
Truly Nolen’s Four Seasons approach takes into consideration pest life cycles. With our innovative Integrated Pest Management (IPM) system, we treat and monitor all areas of your home and property, throughout the year, using naturally occurring materials and pet and people friendly methods and practices to create a pest barrier around your property.