SOS – Prevent Ticks

Happy Spring!
Its that time of Season and Insects are coming out in full bloom!
Due to the warm winter, we will have an increase in the tick population this summer. Ticks were detected as early as January of this year, talk about getting an early start!
SOS is offering an early Insect Control Spray all this week. If you would like a Spray before Easter, call SOS (866-SOS-4030)

SOS Helpful Hints
Steps to Prevent Ticks
Step 1: Call us
We can prevent ticks from populating your lawn by starting Essentria IC3 application Late Spring to Early Summer. Applying a single treatment to your yard in Late May or Early June you can cut the tick population by over 50 percent.

Step 2: Clean-up
Are you providing Tick Heaven on your property? Let’s discourage ticks form taking up residence on your property. Ticks need shade somewhere in order to survive. Tick haven is damp dark areas such as; underneath brush and dead leaves. Therefore, do not allow piles of vegetation to build up anywhere in your yard, especially dead leaves.

Step 3: Cut Frequently
For a healthy lawn, mowing height is important. However, in the middle of the summer lawn height should be no shorter than 3 ½ inches. When your grass is allowed to grow longer, and not cut frequently to keep at the proper height, the lawn becomes another safe haven for ticks. Therefore, regular mowing denies ticks the shelter of tall grass and helps the sun evaporate the morning dew, this deprives the ticks of water. If at all possible water your lawn in the morning.

Step 4: Clean Bird Feeders
We never think of birdfeeders as a home for ticks. However, it is. Ticks can build a home under bird feeders without being disturbed. Therefore, it is important to thoroughly clean underneath.

Step 5: Confine firewood stacks
Firewood like brush and dead leaves provides the perfect darkness and moisture. Therefore, keeping your firewood stacked neatly and in a dry location will keep ticks away.

Step 6: Control over grown vegetation
Trim regularly and remove all dead, messy and overgrown vegetation. This will also help to keep ticks away from moving into the friendly foliage.