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How to Protect Your Lawn from Pests

Your lawn is a wonderful space in summer, and a place where the kids can play or you can just enjoy hanging out under an umbrella. In an ideal world, you wouldn’t have to do anything to your lawn other than mow it, but in many cases the whole ambience of the garden is spoilt by lawn pests.  These can affect the appearance and even worse provide a risk to health if your lawn is home to pests such as ticks and fleas.

Dangers of Garden Pests

A tick bite is no joke. In many cases, a tick bite is harmless although unpleasant, but if the tick is carrying  a certain type of bacteria as many do, it can lead to dangerous diseases such as Lyme Disease. Tick bites can also cause allergic reactions in some people.

Ticks are very common in the U.S. They live in grass, shrubs and leaf piles and affect humans and animals in the same way. These blood-sucking critters stay attached to your body becoming engorged with blood until they eventually fall off in around 10 days. If you do get a tick bite, it is important to see your doctor for some antibiotics so that the bite does not develop into an illness such as Lyme disease. This can be fatal if left untreated.

Fleas are also a common garden pest. They live in lawns and are especially virulent in hot weather. Fleas tend to congregate in areas where pets spend most of their time, and they will jump onto animals and onto humans and bite. Fleas can spread illness and disease. If your pet gets bitten by fleas, it may develop into tapeworms and can even spread typhus to humans.

How to Protect Your Lawn from Pests

It is important to keep the grass short, especially in hot weather and to make sure that there are not too many moist dark spaces. Fleas thrive in warm damp environments and do not react well to sunlight.  It is also important to make sure that your garden is blocked off from visiting animals, because this will make the whole situation worse.

To fully protect your lawn from pests, you should spray your lawn with an environmentally friendly product that will remove pests such as ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes without damaging friendly wildlife such as worms, butterflies and bees.

Flea & Tick Control Yard + Garden Concentrate by Wondercide is a ready to use product especially designed for yards, lawns, patios and gardens. You spray it on with a hose and it kills adult pests, eggs, and larvae. Because it is made from natural products, such as cedarwood oil and sesame oil, it is eco-friendly and does not affect beneficial insects such as bees and it does not pose any risk to children or pets.

If you have a large area to cover, it may be the better and most cost effective option. To use you dilute with water. Flea & Tick Control Yard + Garden Concentrate is not only suitable for eradicating fleas and ticks. It also works on mosquitoes, chiggers, no-see-ums, flies, Japanese beetles, scorpions, chinch bugs, crickets, gnats, and also repels venomous snakes.