Fleas and ticks can be host to various diseases, putting your family and pets at risk.
Add to that the fact that they can be elusive to the naked eye, and you can understand the importance of flea and tick control on your property.
The Deer Tick
The deer tick is a common carrier of Lyme Disease, which attacks the organs and nervous system. They’re also known carriers of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Anaplasmosis, and Ehrlichiosis, among others.
The deer tick has a two-year life cycle. In the spring, thousands of eggs are laid. In the summer, these eggs hatch into blind, six-legged larvae, which promptly begin looking for a warm body to feed on. After feeding, they become dormant until the following spring, at which point they become eight-legged nymphs.
These nymphs are only the size of a poppy seed, and their bite is usually not felt, as ticks have a numbing agent in their saliva. This is why Harvest Lawn recommends a tick check anytime you are in high, grassy areas.
When the nymphs become adults in the fall, they require another feeding. They seek out animals with thick fur to use as a breeding ground, before falling off and laying their eggs, restarting the cycle.
Flea & Tick Control Program
Our Expertise Allows Us to Identify and Attack
At Harvest Lawn, we understand and emphasize the importance of a comprehensive flea and tick prevention program.
When we visit, we start by identifying key areas where these pests may be living. They both like cool, shady spots, such as leaf litter and wooded paths. Unfortunately (and not by coincidence), these are places where your pets are likely to lay down for a break on a warm day. By identifying and attacking these specific areas, we provide an excellent groundwork for controlling the population and keeping your pets and family safe.
Once we’ve identified the area that you’d like to keep safe, we start with a perimeter tick spray of the property (not to be confused with our Perimeter Pest program). We spray to create a well-defined, well-protected perimeter that pests won’t be able to cross.
We then we do a comprehensive blanket tick spray for the yard to attack the current population and discourage population growth in the future.
We do this procedure five times during the year, targeting fleas and ticks during their different stages of life.
And the best part is that this tick spray is completely safe for your family and pets. Just give the spray time to dry, which is usually about an hour, and you can enjoy your lawn like we were never even there.
Our unique product gives you a noticeable reduction in population, guaranteed.
Ask us Anything!
Give us a call to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION with our Certified Licensed Technicians, who will set up a custom plan of attack for your business’s lawn. Feel free to ask about any services you may not see here, as we love to be flexible with our commercial clients.