It's tick season in Texas, and that means it is time to protect yourself and your lawn from these notorious pests. Although ticks are disruptive and potentially dangerous, there are things that you can do to protect yourself during tick season. When you're going outside, you should wear light-colored clothing so you'll be able to more easily see if any ticks are on your clothes, and you should tuck your shirt into your pants and your pants into your socks to limit skin exposure. Once you go inside after being outdoors, you should perform a thorough check to make sure you aren't bringing any ticks inside with you. However, the best way to protect yourself from ticks is by scheduling professional tick control treatments. By scheduling these treatments, you can have peace of mind knowing that you won't have to worry about these pests being a problem on your property. By following these tips, you'll be able to protect yourself during tick season here in Texas.

Wearing light-colored clothing and tucking in your clothes will help protect you from ticks.

Tick season in Texas runs from the spring through the fall, so you'll need to be on the lookout for these pests for much of the year. To help protect yourself from ticks, you should:

  • Tuck in your clothing - Tucking your shirt into your pants and your pants into your socks will limit the amount of skin you are exposing. The less skin you are showing, the less space these ticks will have to bite!
  • Wear light-colored clothing - When you wear light-colored clothing, it will be easier for you to spot any ticks that are latched onto your clothes because they will stand out more than if they were attached to darker clothing.

Do a thorough check of yourself and those around you after being outdoors.

A tick is crawling on a person's skin found in Austin, TX.

Ticks are persistent, and no matter what preventive tactics you use, they can still find a way to latch on to you one way or another. To ensure you aren't bringing these pests inside with you, you need to do a thorough check of yourself, your kids, and your pets immediately after coming inside from being outdoors. Make sure you aren't just checking your feet and ankles because ticks travel and could be somewhere else on your body.

Removing your clothing and throwing them in the dryer on high heat will kill any ticks that are left on them.

Schedule professional tick control treatments.

A tick control specialist spraying a treatment on a lawn in Austin, TX.

While there are some preventative measures you can take to reduce the chances of ticks latching onto you, the most effective way to combat these pests is by scheduling professional tick control treatments. When you schedule a tick control treatment, a professional will come out to your property to treat your lawn with a product that has been proven to eliminate ticks. They will make sure to cover all the parts of your property where ticks live and breed to ensure they get them all. What's more, professional treatments are usually effective for months, so you can have peace of mind that you won't encounter any ticks while on your own property!

Give us a call to schedule our tick control service.

At Dr. Tex Lawn & Pest, we are able to protect your property from these troublesome ticks with our tick control treatment service. We will treat your property to eliminate these pests so that you won't have to worry about them while you are enjoying your outdoor space. We offer this service to commercial, residential, and HOA properties in Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Texas, and surrounding areas. Call (512) 717-5071 today to schedule our tick control service!