Indiana's tick season can get particularly rough. Typically running from spring through early fall, this time of year it's vital to be extra watchful of your pets. Regular tick checks are a must for any pets that go outdoors. If you spot a tick, swift removal is key, but it must be done correctly to avoid leaving any bits behind. To ensure the utmost safety for your furry companions and yourself, consider enrolling in a professional tick control program. This effectively shields your property, letting you and your pets enjoy the outdoors without worrying about tick-related troubles.

Regularly perform “tick checks” on all your outdoor pets.

When tick season arrives, keeping a close eye on your furry friends becomes crucial. Ticks can latch onto your pets and cause them harm, so it's essential to scan them often. Run your fingers slowly through their fur, feeling for any unusual bumps or swollen areas. Don't just focus on their torso—thoroughly check between their toes, around their legs, inside their ears, and all over their face and neck.

Ticks can hide in the most unexpected places, so a thorough inspection is vital. Regular tick checks help you catch these pesky critters early before they have a chance to attach and potentially transmit diseases to your pets. Being diligent in checking your pets can go a long way in keeping them safe and healthy.

If you spot any ticks on your pet, remove them right away!

If you spot a tick on your pet, don't panic—you can remove it safely. Using a pair of tweezers, grasp the tick as close to your pet's skin as possible. Pull the tick out slowly and steadily, making sure to do so in a straight motion. Avoid twisting, as this can cause the tick's mouthparts to break off and remain in your pet's skin, leading to infection.

If you're uncomfortable using tweezers, you can also use a tick remover. This specialized tool is designed to gently grasp the tick's body without squeezing it. Follow the instructions that come with the tick remover to ensure proper use. Once the tick is removed, clean the area with antiseptic and keep an eye on it for any signs of infection.

Deer ticks are one of the most common tick species found in the state of Indiana.

Keep your property free of ticks by signing up for a professional tick control program.

To provide an extra layer of protection for your pets during tick season, consider enrolling in a tick control program. Professionals can treat your property multiple times throughout tick season to keep these pests at bay. These treatments are designed to prevent ticks from infesting your yard and, consequently, your pets.

Tick control programs involve applying pesticides to targeted areas, such as grassy areas, shrubs, and other spots where ticks live and hide. By taking this proactive step, you're reducing the risk of ticks coming into contact with your pets and your family. Make sure to discuss the details of the program with the professionals, including the types of pesticides used and any safety precautions you need to follow.

Call us to schedule our tick control service and shield your property from these pests!

At Sprout Lawn & Landscape, we can help you keep your property in Indiana free of ticks when you enroll in our flea and tick control program. When you sign up for this program, we will apply our treatments to your lawn 5 times from April until August. These treatments are designed to provide overlapping protection throughout the flea and tick season. We offer this to residential and commercial property owners, as well as HOAs, in Noblesville, Carmel, Westfield, and surrounding areas in Indiana. Give us a call today at (317) 900-7151 to sign up for our flea and tick control service!