How to Control Ticks in Your Yard – Outdoor Tick Control |

Hi, Jim here with Do My Own Pest Control dot
com. Learning that you have a tick infestation in your yard can make you scared to venture
out into your own yard. Many types of ticks can spread diseases, infest your pet or even
attach themselves to you or your family. We will help you learn how to get rid of the
existing ticks in your yard and also how to make your yard a tick free zone.
Step 1 to creating a tick free zone: You should have an area that is at least 9
ft wide between your yard and any wooded area. Trim back trees to allow as much sunlight
as possible into your yard. Keep grass as short
possible. Remove as much leaf litter as possible. A clearly defined, well manicured border
between your yard and any wooded areas or weedy lots will reduce the chance of ticks
infesting your yard. Here�s a Quick Tip:
To determine if you have a tick infestation in your yard do this test.
Attach a white towel to a dowel or rod and dragging it over suspected areas. Ticks will
usually climb onto the towel and will help you locate infestations.
Step 2: We recommend using two products together for tick control in your yard. Apply an
insecticide to kill the adult ticks and an insect growth regulator to stop immature ticks
from developing into breeding adults. We have put
together a tick control kit containing the needed products for tick control outdoors.
It�s available on our website, This is important:
Do not try to spot treat for tick control. Broadcast over infested areas in your yard
to get rid of ticks. Ticks may be hidden in tall or dense brush
so higher treatment volumes may be needed to
treat the entire plant, not just the top side of the plant where it is easiest to spray.
You can use any variety of sprayers, just depending
on your preference and the size of your yard. The backpack sprayer is a great one because
it holds up to 4 gallons, so you probably won�t
have to refill halfway through your treatment. When you�re applying, treat the underside
of leaves and all the way to the bottom of the
plant. We recommend treating the entire infested area (no spot treating). When you are
dealing with an area that has a high tick population you may be required to treat once
a month from spring through to the first frost,
no matter what product you use. Be sure all pets are treated with a product labeled for
tick control. By identifying the type of ticks you have
on your property you can better understand what
type of animals may be bringing them to your property and you can modify the
environment to make it less favorable for that host animal. You can contact your local
cooperative extension office to request an insect identification. With the right application and the right products,
your outdoor ticks will be eliminated. For more info, for our outdoor tick kit, or for
more pest control products and how-tos, visit Do My Own Pest Control dot com. Thanks!

13 thoughts on “How to Control Ticks in Your Yard – Outdoor Tick Control |

  1. Permethrin is a Neurotoxin, and should NOT be broadcast sprayed like this video shows! It is incredibly toxic to mammals. There is a better way:

    Spray Permethrin on dryer lint and place in toilette paper tubes around the property. Put a VERY small amount of peanut butter on the edge of the tubes, and in no time the lint will be taken by rodents to their dens. THIS IS IMPORTANT SINCE RODENTS ALLOW FOR THE TICK LIFE CYCLE TO CONTINUE FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR. Breaking this cycle will drastically reduce the Tick population, and thereby reduce the amount of treatments needed.

    In order to deal with the ticks that are on the property right now…take some chewing tobacco and soak it in a large water jug to make "tobacco tea" (don't drink it). Now mix 1 part "tea" with 10 parts water. Add 1 part of the yellow colored mouthwash (you want the "Lister" that makes "Listerein, but buy the generic brand). Add two squirts of generic dish soap. And add 1/2 cup of ammonia.

    Shake well, and use a hose end sprayer to spray your areas every other month. TADA! No more ticks! The ticks that stay will die, and the ones that think about returning will get diarrhea and quickly flee the property for your neighbors.

    ADDITIONAL TIP: Diatomaceous Earth can be blown around the edge of wooded areas using a leaf blower. This not only removes the leafs that ticks hide under, but also makes the area like swimming in broken glass for the ticks, but is safe for pets & you.

    Permethrin is a highly toxic neurotoxin, and should only be used sparingly…not broadcast everywhere. Agricultural broadcast is killing off the honey bees. And God help you if you have cats.

  2. Ticks are my worst fear, if I get one…. I can't get it off myself, so thanks for the advice to rid my yard of these horrific bugs

  3. Spraying like this will kill all insects right? Understand please the very important role insects play in our lives… also is this stuff safe to spray where our pets and children play? ?

  4. I've read and have talked to Veterinarians that permetheren is only toxic when first applied and wet, once it dry's its safe.. we have used this product (Sawyer) for years, no issues..we run our yellow lab on a gated road that is just packed with tics in certain areas, I'm hoping that we can spray these areas just once and at least reduce the amount.. instead of spending an hour removing the ticks,maybe 5-10 min.. and thank goodness she's a yellow lab!

  5. What if the area that need to be treated has vegetables in that general area is it safe to spray that plant as well?

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