If you’re a resident of Las Vegas, you’re likely no stranger to the extreme heat that comes with the summer months.
Unfortunately, this heat also brings about an increase in pesky pests, including ticks.
These blood-sucking parasites are known for spreading Lyme Disease and can easily latch onto both humans and pets.
Luckily, there are steps you can take to keep ticks at bay and protect yourself and your loved ones.
At Anver Pest Control, we understand the importance of keeping your family and pets safe from ticks.
In this article, we’ll provide you with some helpful tips to prevent tick infestations and protect yourself from the dangers of Lyme Disease.
Whether you’re spending time in your yard or exploring the great outdoors in Southern Nevada, we’ve got you covered.
5 Tips To Prevent Ticks
Ticks can be a dangerous parasitic pest that can cause severe illnesses such as Lyme disease.
Here are five tips to help you prevent tick infestations on your property and keep your family and pets safe.
Keep Your Yard Maintained
Ticks thrive in tall grass and shrubs. By regularly mowing your lawn, trimming your shrubs, and removing any debris or clutter, you can make your yard less attractive to ticks.
In addition, keeping rodents away from your property will also help with tick prevention, as rodents are carriers for ticks.
Consult Your Vet
Your veterinarian can provide you with options for tick prevention or treatment, including heartworm medication. Regularly check your pets for ticks, especially around their legs, ears, and neck.
Avoid High-Risk Areas
Ticks are commonly found in areas with tall grass or off-the-path trails. When hiking, always stay on designated trails, and avoid areas with tall grass. Las Vegas has wetland areas that are great for pets and children, but be sure to stay on the beaten path.
Check Yourself and Your Family
After spending time outdoors, it’s essential to check yourself, your children, and your pets for ticks. Ticks can easily hop from one host to another, so it’s crucial to check everyone who has been outside.