These little arachnids are more than just a nuisance. They also spread diseases that pose a health risk to your family and pets.

1. Maximize sunlight.

Ticks need damp, humid areas. Try to address drainage issues on your property and trim your trees to allow for more direct sunlight.

2. Keep your grass short.

Ticks depend on tall grass and brush to hitchhike on passing animals (and people). Mowing your grass regularly and keeping brush areas trimmed makes life harder for ticks.

3. Deter deer, mice, and other wildlife.

Ticks go where their food is. Do what you can to minimize wildlife in your yard with fencing, repellents, and removing attractors like wood piles and trash.

4. Create a perimeter.

If your property abuts any fields or wooded areas, you may want to consider creating a “dead zone,” or a path filled with gravel or mulch that ticks will find difficult to cross.

5. Treat your yard (organically).

One of the most effective ways to reduce your yard’s tick population is to apply a pet and human-safe treatment. Our blend uses cedar oil to kill ticks on contact and control populations for another 30 to 60 days.