Tick bites are typically painless and the relatively small in size, which will make it very difficult to notice when you have been bitten and potentially infected with the Lyme disease virus. Many people believe that ticks only thrive in warm temperatures and they are not susceptible to a tick bite in the winter time, which unfortunately is not the case. Reducing your exposure to ticks will help lower the risk of becoming infected with a tick induced disease infection. If you are consistently exposed to tick infested environments, it is very important that you always perform thorough inspections of your body and immediately remove any ticks you may encounter.
By taking the following preventive measures, you can substantially decrease your risk of a tick bite and the potential for infection.
Stay away from areas where ticks are heavily populated. Ticks are commonly located in heavily wooded areas that contain a lot of brush and high grass. It is important to avoid these areas during the summer months.
Wear light-colored clothing, long sleeves and pants, and tuck your pants into your socks. If you are going for a hike or are spending time in a wooded area, wearing light colors will allow you to more easily spot any ticks that may be crawling on you.
Apply tick repellents to discourage ticks from biting you. N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide (DEET) products can be utilized on any exposed skin you may have. There are controlled release DEET formulations products that are available on the market which decrease skin absorption and increase protection time.
If you have been in an environment where you may have been exposed to ticks, when you have the opportunity to do so, you should place your clothing in a dryer and set it on high heat. The hot temperatures will kill any ticks that may have attached to your clothing.
Hire a Connecticut tick protection specialist to perform tick spraying on your property. Tick and Turf specializes in providing pest management services including Tick Protection and Weed Control and have the professional equipment, staff, and experience to assist all type of clients from residential property owners, apartment complexes, hospitals, and all types of commercial businesses.
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Ticks are commonly located in overgrown areas of your landscape where the ground is covered with leaf litter, weeds, and high grass, etc. These are the areas where they are protected from the weather elements that are harmful to ticks. Most ticks are found within 9 feet of your lawn’s edge – especially near the woods, stone walls, or ornamental plantings. Ticks do not like the sunny, manicured areas of lawns.
You can hire the Newtown Connecticut tick control contractors at Tick and Turf to create a tick-safe zone for your property by altering your landscape to increase sunlight and discouraging ticks and pests from infesting your lawn. Tick and Turf offers tick sprays and tick protection, spring fertilization, deer repellent, tick & weed control, landscape design & maintenance, birch leaf miner, foliar sprays, deep root spraying, core aeration and much more to the following towns and surrounding areas in Connecticut: Southbury, Farifield, Stamford, Greenwich, Darien, Westport, New Canaan, Ridgefield, Oxford, Danbury, Waterbury and beyond.