When it comes to small-but-mighty pests, fleas and ticks are near the top of your list. Their ability to carry and transmit dangerous diseases like Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and even Typhus (carried by fleas) is frightening. And the worst thing is that fleas and ticks could be lurking in your own backyard. That can make it difficult to enjoy time outside.
The good news is that there is a solution.
Yard flea and tick control can be incredibly effective in protecting your family, including your furry, four-legged members, from these dangerous pests. The key is to choose the best program.
At Master lawn, our Flea and Tick Control program includes six flea and tick control visits that kill these pests on contact, all season long. By addressing the habitats where fleas and ticks tend to reside, our flea and tick yard treatment will drastically reduce the population of these pests on your property. That means instead of worrying about what dangers are hiding in your yard, you can simply get back to enjoying it.
When you sign up for professional flea and tick yard treatments, you want to know that you’re getting a full program that will be highly effective against these pests. At Master Lawn, we use targeted applications of a professional-grade product that is specifically targeting flea and tick habitats on your property.
These targeted applications are applied by a trained technician approximately 45 days apart between April and October. There are six visits in total.
While there are yard flea and tick control products sold in big box stores or your local hardware store, it is worth investing in a professional service if you are serious about addressing these pests. Our commercial-grade product is applied by highly trained, skilled technicians who know exactly what they’re doing in regard to application rates, targeting habitats, and how frequently to treat. While we understand homeowners often like to take a DIY approach, with a threat like fleas and ticks, we believe it’s not worth the risk.
The goal is to prevent these pests from causing any further problems during their active season. By treating the exterior areas around your home, we aim to keep fleas and ticks from ever having the opportunity to make their way inside. Since a couple of fleas hitching a ride indoors on your pet can quickly become a full-blown infestation inside of your home, we want to help you keep these pests out!
If you are considering flea and tick control services in Memphis, TN, and Olive Branch, MS, then you might have some questions. We appreciate that you want to be an educated consumer before investing in these services.
That’s why we’ve rounded up a list of some of the most commonly asked questions about our flea and tick control program.
We understand that as much as you want to keep your pets and family safe from fleas and ticks, you also want to know any products you’re having applied to your lawn are also safe for your family.
The yard flea and tick control product that we use is a food-safe product, meaning that it would be safe to apply to foods in the agricultural world. We are also committed to using products that are rigorously tested by the EPA. These are the same products that we are applying to our own lawns at home and we care about our family’s safety just like you.
To be even more diligent, we do ask homeowners to keep their pets off of their lawn for about an hour following an application, just to be sure that the product is dry.
Homeowners also often ask us if our yard flea and tick control product will address other yard insects as well. It definitely can help to control the populations of other pests that might be lurking in your yard like spiders, sugar ants, and crickets.
These are other pests that you likely don’t want getting in the way of your backyard fun like picnics with the kids. And you certainly don’t want these pests making their way inside, either. By stopping some of these pests in your yard, you’ll prevent them from finding their way indoors. It’s an added benefit that our product works on many of these other insects, too.
Homeowners also want to know if they need to water our yard flea and tick control product after we leave. To get the most possible effectiveness out of the product we do recommend that you water it in, just to help it reach the soil level where it can start to attack fleas and ticks where they’re hiding. This does not need to be a marathon watering session. Approximately 5 to 10 minutes of watering should do the trick.
Because flea and tick control products are commonly sold in big box stores, homeowners sometimes ask us why they can’t just treat them on their own.
The key thing to remember is that store-bought flea and tick control products are not the same products that your professional flea and tick control technician will be using. These are subpar products that are not going to be nearly as effective as professional-grade products.
In addition to higher quality products, you are also investing in the training and knowledge that comes with hiring a professional. This includes understanding where to treat as well as how and when to apply products.
Fleas and ticks can be a serious threat to your family and it’s simply not worth the risk of taking a DIY approach.
If you’re going to go the professional route, which we advise, then you want to make sure that you’re choosing the best flea and tick control in Memphis, TN, or Olive Branch, MS. Of course, we know that this is no simple feat when there are so many companies to choose from.
Here are a couple of important points of consideration as you perform your search.
Whereas some of the companies that offer flea and tick control in Memphis, TN, and Olive Branch, MS are national franchises, Master Lawn is an independently owned and operated local business only servicing homes in Memphis, TN, and Northern Mississippi area. This is important in truly knowing the region we’re working in.
In addition, many pest-focused companies only offer services like flea and tick control (and often mosquito control is offered by these companies, too). But Master Lawn offers additional outdoor services like lawn care and plant health care and if you need work completed that is outside of the scope of these services, we also have a sister company, Michael Hatcher & Associates. This allows us to be a comprehensive outdoor solution for your property.
We understand that fleas and ticks are more than just a nuisance to Memphis, TN homeowners. These pests can cause a lot of frustration and anguish.
That’s why we’ve rounded up some yard flea and tick control tips to help get you started with effective control. While this is a great starting point, you should know that our blog is full of even more tips.
We want you to know we’re here to be a helpful resource.
While yard flea and tick control can be an effective way to reduce the population of these pests, it doesn’t hurt to also practice some cultural recommendations that will help keep your family safe.
Here are a few tips that would go a long way in exercising caution against these pests.
It’s important to remember that even with flea and tick spray applied to your property that these pests can be lurking in other places that you may go.
Another tip that we always like to tell homeowners is that it’s important to still follow recommendations by your vet for flea and tick control, even if you are investing in a flea and tick control program. Topical or other pet treatments will go a long way in keeping your furry family member safe. After all, even if your pet is not picking up fleas and ticks on your property, they could be getting them from somewhere else.
Because of all of the flea and tick control products out there, we often get a lot of questions about them. But we have yet to have found a DIY flea and tick control solution that really works.
The Internet is full of recipes for homemade potions and concoctions using ingredients like dish soap, apple cider vinegar, and lemon juice. But at the end of the day, when it comes to your family’s safety, you want to be confident that you’re investing in a solution that really works.
We commend you for your desire to be diligent about flea and tick control. By implementing the best solution, you can find comfort in knowing that your family is being protected from these pests. That means you can finally get back to enjoying your yard.
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