Battling Spring Pests

dogscratchingpwrpntIt’s spring and flowers are starting to pop up, trees are beginning to leaf out and insects are starting to invade your landscape.

What is attacking my landscape?

Chiggers, fleas and ticks can be found throughout your landscape. The most threatening of these insects are ticks. Ticks can carry Lyme disease, which can cause devastating health issues in both people and pets. Experts recommend a pesticide treatment which can help control ticks in your landscape.

While chiggers and flea bites rarely result in health problems, their bite can cause extensive itching, redness and tenderness at the bite mark. Fleas can be brought into the house via pets and lay eggs in your carpet. A pesticide application to your landscape will help control the flea population in your yard and keep them out of your home!

So how do you keep these biting insects out of your landscape?

Make sure that your landscape is not a haven for ticks and other insects. You can lessen the chances of a tick infestation by making sure that leaf piles are picked up and grass is routinely mowed. Keep tall brush and wood piles away from areas where you may entertain or children play.

The best method to control chiggers, fleas and ticks is with a pesticide treatment. For best results, it may be necessary to repeat the application several times throughout the growing season. Contact Arbor Masters Tree & Landscape of Kansas City and let us help you keep your family and pets free from chiggers, fleas and ticks this year with a pest control maintenance program.

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