Protect Your Family, and the Environment with Effective, All Natural Tick Control

The safety and well-being of your family is always a top priority, especially when it comes to being able to enjoy the your yard. Recent studies have shown a significant increase in tick populations and vector-borne diseases in the Northeast United States, making tick control more critical than ever.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),

  • U.S. cases of tick-borne diseases have more than doubled from 2004 to 2018, with over 50,000 cases reported in 2018.
  • The most common tick-borne disease in the United States is Lyme disease, accounting for approximately 82% of all reported cases in 2018.
  • Seven new tick-borne pathogens were discovered in the U.S. Between 2004 and 2016
  • The CDC estimates that around 300,000 people are infected with Lyme disease annually, with only a fraction of cases being reported and diagnosed correctly.
  • A 2021 study found that black-legged ticks (Ixodes scapularis), which are responsible for transmitting Lyme disease, have expanded their range by nearly 45% since the 1990s.

This increase has been attributed to factors such as climate change, reforestation, and the growth of suitable habitats for ticks.

This comprehensive guide on all-natural tick control solutions will help you create a safe outdoor space for your loved ones while protecting our valuable bee population. Discover how easy it is to maintain a bee-friendly yard without compromising your family’s well-being, even in areas where tick populations are thriving. By implementing eco-friendly and effective tick control methods, you can enjoy the outdoors with peace of mind, knowing that you are protecting both your family and the environment. Bee Friendly Pest Control is committed to offering pesticide-free, all natural and organic solutions that help you tackle fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes, without disrupting nature’s delicate balance. Our eco-friendly treatments are designed to safeguard your family, pets, and the environment from these potentially hazardous pests.

What are ticks?

Ticks are small, blood-sucking parasites that belong to the arachnid family, making them relatives of spiders and scorpions. There are over 800 species of ticks worldwide, but in the United States, the most common types you may encounter are the black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis), the Lone Star tick (Amblyomma americanum), and the American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis).

Ticks have a complex life cycle, consisting of four stages: egg, larva, nymph, and adult. They require a blood meal at each stage (except for the egg) to grow and develop. Ticks are vectors for numerous diseases, such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and babesiosis, which they can transmit to humans and animals through their bite. The black-legged tick, for example, is the primary carrier of Lyme disease in the United States.

Ticks locate their hosts by a behavior called “questing,” where they climb grasses, shrubs, or other vegetation and wait for a host to pass by. When a potential host brushes against the vegetation, the tick grabs onto it and begins searching for a suitable spot to feed. Ticks prefer dark, moist areas on their host, such as the back of the knees, the groin, or the hairline.

Controlling tick populations in your yard is essential for minimizing the risk of tick-borne diseases for your family. The presence of ticks can cause stress and anxiety, especially for parents with young children who enjoy playing outdoors. Additionally, ticks can also be brought indoors by pets, increasing the chances of encountering them in your home. By implementing effective tick control measures, you can significantly reduce the number of ticks in your outdoor spaces, providing a safer environment for your family and pets.


Where are ticks living in my yard?

Ticks thrive in tall grass, leaf litter, and wooded areas, so it’s crucial to understand the conditions that favor their survival to help control their population. They are sensitive to temperature and humidity, requiring a specific range of conditions to remain active depending on the region. . Ticks are most active during warmer months, particularly from April to September, but can also be active in milder winter temperatures. Knowing when ticks are active in your area can help you implement timely tick control measures, further safeguarding your family from potential health risks.

While ticks are a genuine concern for many households, it’s essential to recognize that not all ticks carry diseases. However, it’s always better to err on the side of caution by taking necessary precautions and reducing the chances of tick exposure. Understanding the types of ticks in your region, the diseases they may carry, and their behavior can help you make informed decisions about the best tick control methods for your yard.

Significant Health Risks

The main reason why people dislike having fleas in their homes is the annoyance factor. No one wants a home with fleas, its embarrassing and Flea bites although tiny can be incredibly irritating. Many pets and people develop allergies that make things even worse. However, as blood-feeders, fleas are also vectors for several diseases. Flea-borne Diseases in the United States include:

  1. Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD): This is a common allergic reaction to flea bites in pets, particularly cats and dogs. It causes severe itching, hair loss, and skin inflammation, which can lead to secondary skin infections if not treated promptly.
  2. Tapeworms: Fleas can carry and transmit tapeworms to pets and, in rare cases, humans. Pets become infected when they accidentally ingest an infected flea while grooming. Tapeworms can cause weight loss, digestive issues, and irritation around the anus in both pets and humans.
  3. Bubonic Plague: While rare, fleas can transmit the bacteria responsible for the bubonic plague (Yersinia pestis) to humans through their bites. The plague can cause high fever, chills, weakness, and swollen lymph nodes, and can be fatal if left untreated.
  4. Murine Typhus: Fleas can also transmit Rickettsia typhi, the bacteria responsible for murine typhus, to humans through their bites. This disease can cause fever, headache, rash, and muscle pain, and may require hospitalization in severe cases.

Keep Your Family Safe with Bee Friendly Natural Pest Control

While ticks and fleas are a common problem in many households, you can keep them out of your home with Bee Friendly Pest Control’s range of natural flea and tick yard control treatments. Whether you have an infestation or want to protect your family, we’re here to help. Contact us at 1-888-4BEE-LUV to schedule an appointment today!