7 Awesome Ways To Tick Proof Your Yard
We live in a heavily tick infested area. The kind of area where we often see ticks crawling up the white trim on our house, where tick mitigation strategies dominate the local coffeehouse discussion and unfortunately, where Lyme disease is as common as a bad cold.
In the never-ending war against ticks, we are most definitely on the front lines. Being on the front lines has a lot of downsides but one distinct upside—you learn a lot very quickly. We’ve tried just about everything there is to reduce our tick population. I’ve even heard that possums eat a lot of ticks and you can attract them to your yard…we’re filing that one under “last resort.”
So maybe we haven’t tried every single strategy but we have tested our way through most of them and we can offer our wisdom and guidance on the ones that offer the best bang for your buck. And typically that’s a big bang because several of these strategies are free—requiring nothing more than a bit of your free time on a weekend. Others require some modestly-priced supplies to execute but they are well worth the small cost. Use these seven strategies to keep your yard free of ticks and your family free of Lyme.