When you can’t spend time in your own backyard because of annoying mosquitoes and ticks, that bites.
You have burgers to grill. Your kids love their swing set. Your dog wants to roll around in the grass and growl (what’s up with that?) and chase his ball.
Backyard life shouldn’t be dangerous. But when disease-carrying mosquitoes and ticks crash the barbecue, it is.
What’s the best way to control ticks in your yard?
Is there fast and reliable mosquito control?
Can you be the bug-blasting hero who makes your yard a no-bite zone?
Let’s take a look.
Ticks: They’re Gross, and Other Facts
Warning: this is a little creepy.
Ticks lurk on the tips of grasses and shrubs, waiting for a host to brush up against their spot. Then, they hop on board.
The tick quickly cuts into its host’s skin, then inserts its feeding tube. It sucks the blood slowly for several days.
Small amounts of its saliva may enter the host, and that’s how it transmits diseases like Lyme Disease, the most common disease spread by ticks in Wisconsin and Minnesota.
The average number of reported Lyme Disease cases has more than doubled here over the past 10 years.
Tick Control for Your Yard: Where Do They Hang Out?
Not in the middle of your yard. That would be too easy.
Ticks are sneakier than that, hanging out where your yard
borders a wooded area, or shady spots where there’s damp leaves and yard debris.
Now, Mosquitoes: Why Won’t They Buzz Off?
Mosquito bites can be more than just annoying and itchy. They can spread viruses that make you sick or, in rare cases, cause death.
West Nile virus is the most common virus spread by mosquitoes in the continental United States, but people can also get sick from less common viruses spread by mosquitoes.
Even without the threat of disease, mosquitos are a big pain. Their bites are itchy and annoying, sending you inside for cover when you just want to be outside, enjoying your beautiful summer evenings.
Mosquito Control for Your Yard: Where Do They Lurk?
Mosquitos love the same shady, damp places in your yard that ticks do. All mosquitoes need water to breed and survive. Some mosquitoes lay eggs in water, while others lay eggs in moist soil.
Sunlight kills them, so they stay undercover until sunset.
Then, like whiny little vampires, they emerge into the dusk to feast. On you.
Best Tick and Mosquito Control for Your Yard: Professional Spray
The best way to control ticks and mosquitoes in your yard is to enlist the help of professionals who spray every shady nook and cranny where the pests hang out.
Ticks and mosquitoes like the same type of habitat — damp, shady areas with access to moisture.
Targeting them where they live and breed is your best defense.
RainMaster’s barrier spray reduces mosquitoes and ticks on your property all season long, with regular visits every three weeks.
That’s a whole summer in your backyard haven or at your lakeside cabin, protecting your kids and pets all season long.
Two Pests, One Price
Many companies charge separate fees for killing mosquitoes and ticks, even though they’re using the same product to kill both.
That doesn’t seem right.
At RainMaster, we kill both pests for one price. The service starts at $489 for a season, based on the size of your yard, with regular applications every three weeks.
You get instant results. One visit controls ticks and mosquitoes for three weeks.
Tick and Mosquito Control: What Does it Entail?
We spray the perimeter of your yard, hitting the spots where ticks and mosquitoes lurk and breed:
- Underneath plant leaves
- Shady areas
- Wet areas
- Under decks
- Under tree canopies
- Wood piles
Then, bam, immediate results. Grab your lounge chair, a good book, and a frosty lemonade. No swatting required.
8 Other Ways to Control Ticks and Mosquitoes
There are other things you can do to control ticks and mosquitoes in your yard:
- Get rid of areas where water accumulates. Lots of these spots could be lurking in your yard, creating the perfect mosquito breeding grounds: old tires; clogged gutters; buckets; wheelbarrows; empty flower pots.
- Remove leaf litter.
- Clear tall grasses and brush around your house and at the edge of your lawn.
- Keep your lawn mowed.
- Stack any wood neatly and in a dry area.
- Keep playground equipment, decks, and patios away from yard edges and trees.
- Discourage unwelcome animals (such as deer, raccoons, rodents, and stray dogs) from entering your yard by constructing fences.
- Remove old furniture, mattresses, or trash from the yard that may give ticks a place to hide.
Need Tick and Mosquito Control for Your Yard? Trust RainMaster
It’s time to take your yard back.
No more retreating inside from the pesky invaders who took over.
Why should you have to avoid your own backyard? You shouldn’t.
Get back in the garden, out to the grill, and on the swing set again.
Doesn’t that sound better than swatting mosquitoes and worrying about ticks?
Are you ready to stop stressing about mosquitoes and ticks? Request a quote today! Then, you can get back to enjoying your yard, without all the swatting and scratching.