Tick Management in Tennessee
Tick Control and Protection
Found in heavily wooded areas and tall grasses, ticks aren’t just a painful nuisance. As a major carrier of diseases such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, ticks can pose a danger to your health.
Tennessee—including the greater Nashville area—is home to several beautiful outdoor grounds and parks. These areas can be a prime breeding ground for ticks. While visiting these area landmarks, be aware of and check for ticks on you and your pets after spending any time outdoors.
Ticks aren’t just found in the woods, however. They can also make their home in foliage and other areas around your home. Proper tick prevention—including regular professional pest treatment—can help keep you, your family, and your pets safe from the harm posed by ticks and their bites.
Proper Tick Prevention Practices
Controlling ticks around your Tennessee home involves multiple steps. Best practices include targeted pest management and continued maintenance to ensure conditions favorable to ticks don’t develop.
One of the best ways to prevent a tick infestation in your home is to reduce the tick population by creating an unattractive environment. Best practices for creating this environment include:
- Removing tick harborage areas
- Detaching leaf litter and plant debris from landscaped areas and flower beds
- Trimming tall grass and overhanging shrubs
- Using wood-chip barriers
Regular Pest and Wildlife Control
Nymphal and adult ticks don’t just find their way onto your property via high grasses or overgrowth. They can come onto your property by hitching a ride on the backs of mice, deer, and other wildlife. Ticks become disease carriers when they feed upon some animals known as “reservoir hosts.” Mice, for example, are known carriers of Lyme disease. Deer are the primary hosts for deer ticks. By doing your best to keep these animals away from your home, you can prevent the spread of ticks to your property,
Residual Application of Pest Treatments
U.S. Pest applies residual products to maintained areas to gain control of larva, nymphs, and adult ticks. Our insecticides are delivered by means of hand-held equipment, such as spreaders or backpack sprayers. These liquid treatments are both safe and effective.
Why choose U.S. Pest Protection for tick control?
Working with the community to create the best outcomes for tick control is vital for public health. At U.S. Pest Protection, we focus on ensuring your home and property remains as unattractive to ticks as possible and work to keep you, your pets, and family safe from ticks and tick-borne diseases.
If you are concerned about a tick problem around your home or neighborhood, contact us today to begin your pest control program.