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Create a Tick-Safe Environment

You do not have to be out in the woods on a nature hike to encounter ticks. Many people become infected in their own yards. So, prevention does truly begin at home!

The following actions will help you manage the outdoor spaces on your property to reduce the tick population.

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Action 1

Spray the property perimeter with insecticide sprays or granules
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Action 2

Remove leaf litter
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Action 3

Separate wood piles from your lawn
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Action 4

Station Tick Tubes around your property
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Action 5

Keep bird feeders and bird baths out of recreational areas
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Action 6

Keep paths and walkways clear of brush and tall grasses
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Action 7

Consider treating pathways and shady flower beds with insecticide sprays or granules
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Action 8

Create tick barriers between your lawn and wooded or grassy areas
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Action 9

Create recreational spaces that are away from any tall grass, shrubs or trees
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Action 10

Choose plants that do not attract deer

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