Yard Armour® Treatment Tips for Mosquitoes and Ticks
Homeowners want to enjoy their yard and the great outdoors, without fear of getting bitten by pests like mosquitoes or ticks. We have collected the top tips from local Lawn Doctor Yard Armour experts on treating your yard for mosquitoes, ticks as well as other unwanted pests:
Mosquito Control Tips
- Eliminate standing water
Mosquitoes need standing water to breed, but they do not need very much of it. Think of a teaspoon, and how small it is. That is all the pests need in order to lay their eggs. So go through your yard and get rid of any standing water. A good time to look at where standing water can accumulate is after a rainfall.
- Make sure window screens fit snugly, without gaps or holes. Repair or replace as needed.
- When outdoors, apply an insect repellant to clothing and exposed skin.
- If you have water as part of your landscape, get fish
If you have a pond or water garden in your yard, and you do not want to have mosquitoes take it over, you may want to get fish for the pond. Fish, especially goldfish, like to eat mosquitoes, so this can help eliminate your problem.
- Use lotions or anti-allergy creams after being bitten
Things like calamine lotion can provide some relief from mosquito bites. Either hot or cold temperatures – via a hot shower or an ice pack – can also provide relief. There are a variety of homegrown remedies as well; some suggest simply rubbing bar soap over a bite could provide some relief.
Ask your local Lawn Doctor about Yard Armour mosquito control treatments
While the above tips can potentially prevent mosquitoes from showing up in your yard, and help alleviate mosquito bites, they are not the only answer. If you want to reduce mosquitoes safely and effectively, Lawn Doctor’s Yard Armour treatments are designed to help with your mosquito problem.
After treating your yard our technicians can arrange regular treatments – between five and eight per year, depending upon your climate – to continue to reduce the ongoing threat of mosquitoes in your yard.
While you can buy over-the-counter products to get rid of mosquitoes, they can be expensive and time consuming considering the products and equipment that you would need to properly treat your property. That is why the ideal way to help solve your mosquito issue economically and effectively is through a professional mosquito control service, like the services you get with the Lawn Doctor Yard Armour treatment program.
Tick Control Tips
Ticks are another type of unwanted pest that could be a little more problematic to deal with. There are a number of reasons how ticks can get into your yard, but no matter the reason, it is essential that you make sure to treat your yard so it is ready to help repel ticks and keep them away from your loved ones. These yard treatment tips will help prepare your yard so it is ready to help reduce the threat of ticks and work to keep them away.
- Prune trees and shrubs and mow lawns
Having overgrown or unkempt foliage can prove to be irresistible to ticks. So make sure you have the foliage trimmed neatly, and pruned regularly so they don’t have a place to stay.
- Establish an anti-tick barrier around your yard
Setting up a barrier or edging around your yard can help repel surrounding ticks before they get a chance to get in. Ticks like to go to more “wild,” woodsy areas and can easily be carried in by an unwanted animal. Animals like deer and mice are prone to carrying ticks; by keeping these animals out of your yard you are also helping to keep it free it of ticks.
- Make sure to treat your pets with anti-tick medication
Whether it is a topical product, anti-tick collar, bath, or powder, make sure your dogs and cats regularly get anti-tick treatment. This will keep them – and you – healthy.
- If you have a bad reaction to a mosquito or tick bite, see a doctor
Both mosquitoes and ticks can carry a variety of diseases, from West Nile Virus to Lyme Disease. So if you are bitten by either one of these pests, and you do not feel well afterwards, take it seriously. Go see a doctor right away.
Contact Lawn Doctor of South Oklahoma City-Norman for professional Yard Armour Tick Treatment Services
While these tips can help you in the fight against ticks, they are not the ideal solution. Lawn Doctor’s Yard Armour Tick Treatment Program is the best way to reduce the threat of ticks and make sure your yard is set up to help in repelling future infestations. Yard Armour Tick Control Treatments are more effective than trying to treat your yard yourself.
To learn more about treating your yard for mosquitoes and ticks, contact Lawn Doctor of South Oklahoma City-Norman and ask us how our Yard Armour Treatment Program can help.