Alternative EarthCare Discusses Tick Control in Nassau County: 5 Things to Do This Fall to Help Prevent Tick Bites

Suffolk County, N.Y., Oct. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Alternative EarthCare has been providing quality residential and commercial services across Long Island, New York since 1996. Specializing in mosquito, flea, and Long Island tick control service, traditional lawn services (including aeration and seeding), irrigation system services, tree removal and pruning, and Christmas and holiday light installation, the team of professionals successfully caters to your needs in the least toxic, most organic way possible.

Among the greatest misconceptions about ticks, is that after the summer season ends, so does tick problems. However, fall is a busy season for tick activity, and beyond fall, many ticks survive throughout the winter season. It's important for home and business owners to address tick management in the fall to minimize dangerous tick populations today, as well as to minimize tick populations in the year to come. Alternative EarthCare discusses tick control in Nassau County and five things to be sure to do this fall to prevent tick bites.

1.     Obtain professional treatment services

No matter the size of the property, or how rural or urban an area is, if you live on Long Island, you are in danger of tick infestations. The tick problem on the island has been increasing year over year and spreading throughout both Suffolk and Nassau Counties. Ticks commonly use rodents as hosts, and those rodents carry ticks onto properties everywhere throughout the region. Professionals will analyze each unique property to decide the best treatment options. Professionals ensure full-coverage of potential habitats and breeding grounds and can do so safely. Look for a service that provides both synthetic and organic treatment options, as well as emergency services to safeguard properties for special events.

2.     Ensure tick treatments are maintained on a consistent basis

Tick treatments should occur every three to four weeks for optimum effectiveness. Maintain treatments throughout the active seasons, starting in early spring and continuing through late fall.

3.     Educate household members on the proper way to check both people and pets for ticks

After time spent outdoors, people and pets should be thoroughly scanned for ticks. To uncover any hidden ticks, brush pet's fur and massage the skin while moving fur, especially near the neck and head areas where ticks have easier access to blood. On people, look over entire body and shower and wash hair if able. Brush hair and feel around the scalp thoroughly. Check pant legs, shirts, socks, and shoes for ticks as well. Ticks move quick and can be minuscule, so slow and thorough searches are best.

4.     Wear protection when outdoors

Wear either synthetic or organic repellents when outdoors and wear full-coverage clothing. Tuck pant legs into socks to minimize chances of ticks attaching to legs and climbing upwards on people. Pets should also be protected with treated gear, collars, or natural pet-safe oils.

5.     Utilize natural approaches to supplement professional treatments and minimize tick migration

Using natural oils, such as lemon, eucalyptus, and lavender, on people and clothing, as well as planting plants that deter ticks and their hosts, such as lavender, sage, and members of the mint family, can be good ways to supplement professional tick treatments. Additionally, minimizing rodent dens on the property, installing a fence to limit host migration, and creating a two to three foot border around the property of mulch, stones, or wood chips, will help to safeguard the property, family, friends, and pets.

Serving both Suffolk and Nassau County, including the East End and the Hamptons, Alternative EarthCare Long Island Tick Control offers a variety of organic, non-toxic lawn care services for your home or business. In addition to beautifying and maintaining properties, the award-winning staff is also dedicated to the safety and health of their customers.

Media Contact: Greg Regan, Alternative Earthcare, 631-940-9050,

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