If there is one thing you can expect to see in your yard at some point during the summer, especially if you live in a more rural area with tall grass, animals, and plenty of woods around you, you are much more likely to encounter those annoying, tiny, bloodsucking creatures we all call ticks. Having ticks around means you’re always having to check yourself and your kids over every time you come back inside from the outdoors, you have to worry about checking your pets constantly, and more. It can be a big hassle.
Thankfully, you really only have to deal with these nuisances in the summer, as they tend to slowly start going away as the cold weather approaches. Let’s explore some of the things about the cold weather that starts to drive ticks back into their holes.
Cold Weather and Ticks
You see, it is not just the weather becoming cold that makes the ticks slowly begin to go away. They don’t just die off when it becomes cold, either, but they become inactive. If the weather is in the mid-30s or lower, it is a safe bet that most of the ticks in the area will be lying dormant underground.
You should still watch yourself in the winter if there is an abnormally warmer day, as some types of ticks may work their way up from underground in the winter if there is a warmer day, in search of a meal for themselves.
If you don’t want to wait until winter to address the tick problem that is currently infesting your yard, then your best bet is going to be to pick up the phone and get in contact with residential tick control upper arlington experts. When the ticks are out of the way, you can go back to enjoying what is left of summer, and not have to wait until the cold months for your yard to be tick-free.