Due to the fact that they reproduce very fast, ticks rapidly spread all through your house in a concise time. Which makes eliminating ticks difficult most times, which is why if you should call a professional pest control agent. Tick are small arachnids, with a typical length of about 4mm. They usually suck blood from animals and humans. They are typically found hiding in dark, moist and shady areas. They tend to die in sunny and dry places. Below are six ways to keep your home free from ticks.
Treat your pets
Pets are usually the main carrier of ticks. They may get in contact with it from other pets, from dumpsters, or the ticks may even find its way to their homes from neighboring pets. Therefore, treating your pets occasionally is the best way to keep ticks away from your home. There are some ways to treat your pets. The options differ based on the size of your pet, the age, the weight, and the breed of your pet. It is a good idea to consult your veterinary doctor for a more elaborate explanation of the available option you have before choosing.
Fumigate the premises occasionally
If you have pets or you occasionally watch over your friend’s pet in your home, then it is an excellent idea to fumigate your house at least once a month. Peradventure if your pet is infected with ticks, there is a chance that the whole premise is already infected with ticks. If you have seen a tick anywhere around your home, know that there is probably a chance that it is not the only one. There are many products that you can use for this purpose both organic and non-organic.
Using substances like apple vinegar, neem oil, eucalyptus oil, aromatherapy and essential oil (rose geranium and sweet grass are most active in keeping ticks away) among others, can help you irritate the ticks causing them to relocate from your home.
Inspect any furniture that is coming into your home.
Because of the size of ticks, it is straightforward for them to get attached to chairs, tables etc.
Ticks tend to survive in damp and dark places which makes it an excellent idea to sun-dry any furniture you are bringing into your home. For more information on this, see your local tick control operator near you
Give your pet a tick bath
If you have a pet, then you should occasionally give your pet a tick bath. Tick bath is basically like a regular pet bath except you using a prescribed disinfectant to bath your pet.
Keeping good hygiene
Keeping proper hygiene is essential in keeping ticks away from your home. Ticks lay their eggs at rough and hidden places such as windows, in the wooden structures of doors etc. You should clean your door and window structure every week.
Get rid of pests
In a few occasions, the tick may not be from your pet but from an external mammal. Tick feed on any animal with blood such as rat, raccoon among others. If you have no pet and you still have a tick issue, then you should consider getting get rid of any mammal pest around.