It can seem like a “Darned if you do…” situation.
You’d like to enjoy your outdoor property with your family and guests — without worrying about tick bites and the serious illnesses they can transmit. But you also don’t want to expose your family and pets to harmful tick-killing chemicals.
That’s why SavATree is pleased to offer you two organic tick-control options that help protect your family and pets from the growing tick population and are friendly to humans, pets, and the environment.
- Our Organic Tick Treatments use applications of organic, plant-derived ingredients that include cedar oil, which has shown to be highly effective in repelling and killing ticks.
- Our Tick Habitat Treatments reduce Lyme disease-carrying deer tick populations on your entire property by targeting the white-footed mice the ticks love to feed — and travel — on. (It’s ingenious. Read more about it below.)
Why is effective tick control important?
Ticks are major carriers of diseases—-according to the CDC there are more than 16 different tick-borne pathogens including Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Colorado tick fever, Heartland Virus, Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Controlling the tick population amounts to fewer tick bites, which can protect you, your family and pets.
When are ticks most active?
Tick exposure can be year-round. They are more likely to spread diseases in the spring and summer during the nymph stage because they are harder to detect due to their small size, giving them ample time to feed and transmit infections.
By the fall and winter seasons, ticks have grown to their full size and are typically active during this time as well.
Regardless of time of year, if the tick carries the bacteria, people and pets can become infected after they are bitten.
Where do ticks typically hide?
Ticks love damp, dark environments. If your property is moist and wooded, it likely has a tick population.
Additionally, ticks thrive in vegetation. Tall grass, weeds, leaf litter, and brush are some of the common places ticks can be found. In fact, many ticks use tall grass as an opportunity to search for a host — they latch onto the tall weeds and wait for an passing animal or human to jump on.
Lastly, ticks love to latch on to two common animals: deer and white-footed mice. If deer or mice tend to roam your property, there’s a chance they might be carrying ticks.