No one wants to cut back on picnics, days at the park or other outdoor activities, but being aware and prepared is important to prevent Lyme disease.
Use these five tips and tricks to help keep your family safe from ticks and Lyme disease in your own backyard!
1. Cut the Grass
Get rid of any tall grass and brush, even if it’s at the edge of your lawn. Tall grass is a favorite hideout spot for ticks. If they’ve made a home in the tall grass next to your yard, chances are they’ll make their way into your yard.
2. Use a Buffer
Ticks enjoy grass. They don’t like to cross a path if it’s lined with something rough like wood chips or gravel. Use one of these materials as a buffer between your lawn and a wooded area to help keep ticks from crossing into your yard.