With warm weather and outdoor adventures comes the chance of hosting a tick. Throughout the spring, ticks feed on rodents becoming strong enough to feed on humans and deer. The deer tick is the main vector of Lyme disease in North America.

There are a few simple precautions to take to help you stay away from these dangerous ticks:

  • When working or playing outside, wear lightweight long sleeves and pants. As an extra precaution, tuck your pants into long socks. Ticks seek out a host by hanging on to a blade of grass with their rear legs and holding their front legs aloft, waiting for something to brush by so they can grab on. Covering exposed arms and legs minimizes the skin to which a tick can latch to.
  • In your backyard, ticks are attracted to leaf piles, grass clippings, and brush. Keep your yard clear of debris like this to prevent a potential tick infestation.
  • After being outdoors check yourself, your family and your pets for ticks.
  • Deploy tick reduction methods on your property such as a treatment application to tick harboring areas or a Tick Box which utilizes the rodents already present in your yard and brushes a small amount of insecticide onto the rodents’ fur, helping to control the tick population in and around your home.

If you suspect ticks are prevalent in your area, contact us today for a free inspection and to discuss our treatment application and Tick Box solutions. Attention Pest Solutions offers expert pest control for Saratoga County, Albany County, Washington County, Fulton County, Warren County, Schenectady County and Montgomery County.