With warmer weather approaching, the anticipation of getting outside and enjoying the fresh air and sunshine can be very exciting! However, nothing will ruin a fun day out quite like a tick bite. So here are a few ways you can protect yourself and your family from the impending reemergence of the tick population.

Make sure everyone is covered when venturing into tick territory. Consider tucking pant legs into socks and wearing long sleeves. There are many tick repellents that can be sprayed on skin and clothing, including organic options. Always check yourself and the kids over thoroughly when coming in from outdoor activities.

When you’re enjoying an outing with pets, do your best to keep them out of the brush or high grass and always make sure they’re equipped with a proper repellent. Be sure to read the instructions so that the repellent is working as intended.

Keeping your yard well-maintained can help limit the tick population where you hang out. It is also best to keep leaf debris and glass clippings far away from the perimeter of your yard.

We also recommend preventative tick treatments to your outdoor space. Implementing an effective tick control program is an excellent way to minimize tick activity around your home.

If you would like to learn more about tick control options for your home, please contact us for a free inspection. We offer residential pest control and commercial pest control for the greater Capital District area including Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga and Rensselaer Counties.