Flea and Tick
Black legged ticks, also known as deer ticks are the primary carrier of Lyme Disease.
One method of controlling the deer tick population includes the use of tick tubes, which are cylinders like a paper towel tube that contains nesting material treated with insecticides that kills ticks. The mice use nesting material in the tubes for building their nest, therefore the young mice are protected from getting ticks.
Other methods include the use of insecticides and repellents to reduce tick populations in the landscape. The use of deer repellent to reduce the number of deer in a landscape can help lower the tick populations as deer are an important host during the life cycle of ticks.