Ticks thrive in damp, leafy areas with plenty of shade from the hot Texas sun. If that sounds like your yard, chances are that you’re about to – or already do – have a few new tenants, and they aren’t planning on paying the rent. Despite their tiny size, ticks can cause big problems, including the dreaded Lyme disease. While rates for new cases of Lyme disease are relatively low in Texas compared to other states, your health is too important to gamble on statistics. Here’s what you can do to transform your yard from a tick haven to a tick-free zone in any season:
Learn What Ticks Look Like
Because ticks vary in appearance depending on their age and species, it’s easy to miss one if you don’t know what to look for. To learn more about the characteristics of common regional ticks, check out this app from Texas A&M University.
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