While May and June are considered “high tick season” in Nebraska, these pests can actually be active all year round. The same goes for fleas. For many property owners—especially those who have large lawns or dense vegetation—flea and tick infestations can be a real problem. To prevent fleas and ticks from infiltrating your property, there are a few things you can do, such as regularly mowing your lawn, keeping it free of debris, and hiring a professional flea and tick control service. All of these preventative measures can help to create an environment that is less conducive to fleas and ticks, thereby reducing the risk of infestations and protecting the health and well-being of your family and pets.
1. Mow your lawn on a regular basis to limit where fleas and ticks can hide.
One way to keep fleas and ticks off your property is to mow your lawn on a regular basis, as these pests are attracted to tall grass and use it to hide. Not only that, but they usually climb to the top of tall grass blades and wait to latch onto a passing host. So, maintaining an appropriate grass length can help to reduce the chances of finding fleas and ticks on either you or your pets and minimize hiding places, dissuading them from seeking shelter and taking up residence on your property. It also allows more sunlight to reach the soil, which these pests don't like. Additionally, mowing your lawn regularly will keep it looking great, so it's a win-win!
2. Keep your lawn free of debris to reduce potential flea and tick attractors.
Another way to reduce fleas and ticks on your property is to keep your lawn free of debris. Debris such as fallen leaves, grass clippings, and branches can create a moist, shady environment ideal for fleas and ticks, which attracts them and provides refuge from the sun and potential predators. When you remove these, it eliminates potential hiding places and breeding areas for these pests. Before long, you might notice a drastic reduction in their population on your property, which will protect you and your pets from these disease-carrying pests.
3. Sign up for a professional flea and tick control service.
While regularly mowing your lawn and keeping it free of debris are great ways to help reduce the flea and tick population on your property, they won't eliminate all of them. The only way to ensure that it is free of fleas and ticks is to sign up for a professional flea and tick control service. A skilled and knowledgeable professional will administer multiple treatments to eliminate these pests and keep your property sufficiently protected throughout the flea and tick season. Each treatment will last until the next application, providing consistent, overlapping coverage, and the best part is you don't even have to remember to reschedule! Once you sign up, they'll put you on their rotation, returning every time you are due for another treatment. That way, you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing your property is free of fleas and ticks, and you can go back to enjoying the outdoors!
The active flea and tick season here in Nebraska goes from mid-April until late September.
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If you're looking for professionals to help keep ticks and fleas off your property, you’ve come to the right place. Since 2008, our team at Yard Boss has been providing reliable flea and tick control services to property owners in Lincoln, Hickman, Seward, Crete, and other nearby areas in Nebraska. Give us a call at (402) 418-2233 to schedule our flea and tick control treatments today!
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