Protecting your family against tick born diseases is the primary function of our Tick Management Program. Although there are no guarantees of completely eliminating the risk of ticks you can greatly reduce the chances of being bitten by reducing their numbers and making sure your yard and lawn is free of any tick infestations. Managing ticks requires a comprehensive approach that includes possible landscape modifications accompanied by safe treatment techniques.
While deer may appear to be dainty, harmless creatures, they can do plenty of damage to your property. Hungry deer can wipe out foliage, crops, flowers and plants in short order. Deter these beautiful but destructive critters with the help of a deer repellent program from INTEGRAL!
Below are Landscaping techniques that can help you reduce tick populations:
Remove leaf litter – Clear tall grasses and brush around homes and at the edge of lawns- Place a 3-ft wide barrier of wood chips or gravel between lawns and wooded areas to restrict tick migration into recreational areas – Mow the lawn frequently. Stack wood neatly and in a dry area (discourages rodents) – Keep playground equipment, decks, and patios away from yard edges and trees – Discourage unwelcome animals (such as deer, raccoon’s and stray dogs) from entering your yard by constructing fences – Let the sun shine. Both ticks and fleas like shady, moist areas. Prune trees and shrubs to allow more sunlight to enter your landscape.