Ticks are little creepy crawlies that will climb on you and your pets, embed themselves in your body, and start sucking your blood. While they are sucking your blood, the tick expands from something small and flat to something more like a balloon. They can also pass diseases to you. Deer ticks carry Lyme disease. The brown dog tick carries Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Lone star ticks can cause you to become allergic to meat. There are many other varieties of ticks, and they each carry some kind of disease they can pass along. All of these things are why you want to get them out of your yard as soon as possible. The best way to do this is to have an exterminator treat your yard, but you can do a few things on your own.
One of the things that you can do is to get rid of the clutter in your yard. Things like leaf piles, weeds, and yard detritus give the ticks an excellent place to hide until you or your pets brush by them and they can attach to you. Clear those things out of your lawn and away from your house. The further you get that stuff from your house, the better.
If you live in a wooded area, you need to create some kind of break between your yard and the woods. If you put down wood chips, gravel, or other mulch in a swath about three feet wide in between the woods and the lawn, it can help deter ticks coming from the woods into your lawn.
These tubes are packed full of cotton impregnated with chemicals that can kill the ticks. The goal of these tubes is that mice and other rodents that can carry ticks will pull that cotton out so that they can use it in their nests. The rodents will nest in the cotton, which will help kill ticks that might be on them and ticks that might be in their nest.
If you have ticks in your yard, you need to get rid of as many of them as quickly as possible. Call an exterminator so that they can treat your lawn. You can do a few things that will help make the exterminator's job easier.
Reach out to a pest control company in your area for more information about getting rid of ticks.