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Tick control?

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by BostonBull, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Tim Wilson

    Tim Wilson LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 795

    I had no idea ticks were a problem associated with lawns and cities. Living in a wilderness area we have grown fairly used to the little bastards. I've picked off up to 6 in one day during a heavy year. We have learned to swab the area with alcohol after pulling them off to kill anything left in there. Stings. Some friends of mine who work in the bush put flea & tick collars around their ankles, outside their pant legs like bicycle guards. This, they claim prevents them crawling up.

    But broad spectrum poisoning for them??? Oy.
  2. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,150

    You are correct Tim. Ticks are rarely found in lawns. They prefer cooler shaded habitats and are more likely found in wooded areas or shrubs and high natural grasses.

    Fleas prefer suburban lawns. Many companies perform Flea & Tick sprays & cover the entire property. Trouble is, you get better control at different times of the year for ticks than fleas.

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