5 Simple Ways to Keep Ticks and Lyme Disease Out of Your Yard!

 Dogs and cats are also susceptible to tick bites and tick-borne diseases. While vaccines are available, they won’t keep pets from bringing a tick into your home. Check your pets daily for ticks, especially after they’ve spent time outdoors. Change in behavior or appetite can signal that your pet has been bitten by a tick. If you find a tick on your pet, remove it right away.

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.

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