The summer of 2017 is shaping up to be a banner year for tick problems in Tulsa and Oklahoma City area lawns. Ticks don’t just confine themselves to woods and country settings. They can be found anywhere in Oklahoma, and with the mild winters and abundant rains, conditions are perfect for a population explosion. Last month one of our dogs came home just covered with ticks, so we’ve had to treat them with special products for tick control on dogs. In addition to this though, it’s wise to treat your lawn and landscape for ticks to help cut down on the potential for problems.
The Tulsa World recently published a front page article on the current tick problems, which can be found here.
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme Disease are just two health concerns from tick bites. Prevention is the best medicine, so LawnAmerica can help with either subscribing to our flea & tick program, or with Buzz Off, our mosquito control service. With the mosquito control service, the insecticides used do a great job of also controlling other pests such as ticks, spiders, and fleas. The applications consist of blowing a fine mist into shrubs and small trees on your property, where ticks can actually be found. So this service will provide you the benefits of both helping to combat mosquito problems, while also helping to control ticks.
Don’t let ticks keep you and your family from enjoying the outdoors. Repellents are useful to use before going outdoors. And even with these control methods, it’s good to do a “tick check” every day on your pets, and on you and your kids also!