Ticks

There are over 80 types of ticks active in North America, but only seven species can carry Lyme Disease.

What should I look for?

Ticks live in the damp and humid areas of your yard, such as stone walls, overgrown gardens and wood and brush piles. They are most active during the beginning of the fall. Ticks can carry Lyme disease that can be harmful to humans and pets.  The risk of human infection is the greatest in late spring and summer when ticks are beginning to mature.

The best way to help reduce tick populations is keeping your yard cleaned up by clearing brush piles and weeding your garden. This will reduce the number of places the ticks can hide.

Ticks populations can be prevented and managed. Contact your local arborist here to devise a plan to reduce the threat of ticks in your yard to protect your family and your pets. You can also view the full PDF here.

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