As the warm temperatures of spring and summer arrive, you should prepare your home and lawn for tick and mosquito season. These pests can pose health threats to your family and your pets and can be a nuisance that prevents you from enjoying the landscape you’ve worked so hard to create. While you can’t remove insects and pests entirely from your yard, there are steps you can take that significantly reduce the appearance of ticks and mosquitoes on your lawn and in your home. Contact Scientific Plant Service professionals for recommendations for your unique property and pest concerns.
Get Rid of Material Pests Love
Preparing for tick and mosquito season involves creating an inhospitable environment for those pests. Mosquitoes and ticks love damp, dark, and leafy hangouts. Stroll through your yard to remove these materials, including clogged gutters, buckets, wheelbarrows, empty flower pots, or anywhere else water accumulates. You can also:
- Remove leaf litter
- Clear tall grasses and brush
- Improve drainage in areas where water accumulates
- Keep your lawn mowed
- Stack any wood neatly and in a dry area
- Use deer repellent to discourage deer from entering your yard
Discouraging deer from entering your lawn is especially important, as they can carry deer ticks into your property.
Treat Your Yard for Ticks and Mosquitoes
Another crucial part of preparing for tick and mosquito season is applying professional treatment in the areas where these pests are likely to appear. You can rely on Scientific Plant Service to apply insect control or organic repellents to discourage the appearance of these pests. You can schedule a one-time treatment or arrange routine spraying throughout the season. You can also control the deer tick population in your yard by using tick tubes, which contain nesting material treated with tick control to kill ticks.
If you are ready to spend more time outdoors without fear of ticks or mosquitoes, contact Scientific Plant Service today to plan your pest prevention methods.
Scientific Plant Service Is Your Go-To Source In Landscape Healthcare
Scientific Plant Service, located in Baltimore, is a privately owned corporation, chartered in Maryland in 1957 by Frank J. Burke. We started as a full-service Arborists specializing in the care of shade trees and ornamental shrubs, but today we are a Lawn Care company that is a huge part of the community. From aquatic environments and snow management to deer and mole control, SPS has services tailored specifically for your lawn and landscape.
We offer services in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Virginia, including: Harford, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Anne Arundel, Montgomery, Prince Georges, Talbot, Queen Anne’s, Calvert counties in MD, as well as Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church in VA. For more information, contact us online, or call us at 410-321-0970. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.