Stay Safe from Ticks

If you are a homeowner with pets, consider treating your backyard for ticks. Melrose, MA residents can call Yankee Pest Control to formulate a yard protection plan that will keep your yard and family safe from pests this summer. We back all of our comprehensive protection plans with a full warranty. You’re covered for the whole year.

Ticks come in all shapes and colors. They are all a nuisance and they all spread disease. Illnesses like Lyme disease and Tularemia can ruin an entire season for you. Here are the two main types of ticks:

  • Deer Ticks: Deer Ticks are responsible for the spread of Lyme disease. The nymph (immature) ticks are particularly dangerous because they are so small and unnoticeable. They are out searching for food during most of the year. They are mostly black with black legs and a thin brown crescent on the Scutum (shield).Brown Dog Ticks: Dog Ticks can cause Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Tularemia. Only the adult tick will bite humans, but all life stages will attach to dogs. They are more prevalent in the spring and summer and are about the size of a watermelon seed. They are two lighter shades of brown.

  • Brown Dog Ticks: Dog Ticks can cause Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Tularemia. Only the adult tick will bite humans, but all life stages will attach to dogs. They are more prevalent in the spring and summer and are about the size of a watermelon seed. They are two lighter shades of brown.

In addition to simple yard maintenance like keeping grass cut short and removing any overgrown vegetation, homeowners can get professional yard barrier applications from Yankee Pest Control. This application is a deterrent to mosquitoes and ticks. Melrose MA homeowners can have their yard treated with an initial application, followed by preventative applications every 6-8 weeks.

Keeping Ticks Out of Your Yard for 26 Years

Yankee Pest Control has been keeping yards pest free since 1990. We provide services around the Boston area to protect residences and businesses. Additionally, we provide whole home pest management plans. Your house can be protected from more than just ticks. Melrose MA homeowners can contact Yankee Pest Control today at 781-397-9923 or online to request an appointment, or with any questions they might have.