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Tick on human skin

How to Remove a Tick from Your Body

Ticks can cause Lyme disease and even make you allergic to meat.  I’m not kidding! Check out the latest tick article from the Wall Street Journal.

You can try to avoid ticks by avoiding wooded and bushy areas with high grass and leaves. You can also apply insect repellents that contain DEET or Permethrin. You could also try to avoid ticks by wearing light colored clothes, long pants, a long-sleeve shirt and closed toe shoes.

Deer standing in front of vegetation outside

Plants that Attract Deer (and their Ticks)

Deer and mice move hitchhiking ticks from one place to another. Suburban Exterminating offers ways to take care of the ticks on your lawn.

However, deer and mice are very difficult to keep out of your yard. What can you do about it? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created a list of plants that may attract deer. If you’re like me, your yard in Huntington, Southampton or Babylon has many of these plants.

Tick on Blade of Grass

How to Prevent Ticks in Your Yard on Long Island

Below are some tips on tick prevention in your yard from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). In addition, the CDC and other government health agencies recommend a tick lawn treatment to reduce their populations. Suburban Exterminating is happy to provide a tick lawn treatment for our customers in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Tick sits on a leaf

Begin Tick Protection Today

Many areas of Long Island have already seen ticks in their yards and on their pets. Sightings will increase as the weather gets warmer and because our deer population is rising. Ticks hitchhike on deer and other animals. They have 4 stages: egg, six-legged larva, eight-legged nymph, and adult. After the egg stage,  ticks must eat blood to survive. When ticks eat our blood, they spread Lyme disease, Borrelia miyamotoi infection, Ehrlichiosis,  and many more diseases.

5 Facts About Lyme Disease You Need to Know

Like a lot of us, you may have been spending more time in your yard lately. Between social distancing and the onset of spring, you’re not alone in getting outside or finding a project to do around the house. While we only want to encourage this decision, we also need to remind you to be careful. The months between April and September are peak season for Lyme disease, and caution has to be taken. Here are five facts about Lyme disease designed to keep you aware and healthy all year long.