your daughter’s ninth birthday, and what a delightful gathering you
have assembled in your back yard! Ten little nine-year-old girls
laugh and shriek as they splash in the sprinkler, while their parents
gather with drinks by the barbecue, where the charcoal is just
beginning to turn white. The late afternoon breeze stirs the ruffles
on the table top umbrellas, and on the serving table the queen of the
evening awaits, adorned with nine pink candles: a Barbie birthday
cake with “Happy Birthday Brittney!” emblazoned on it in swirls
of magenta icing. Everyone is prepared to enjoy a relaxed party and a
happy birthday celebration when suddenly, there is a scream!
your daughter, sobbing hysterically. “Mama, look! There’s bugs,
Mama, millions of them, and they won’t come off!”
might be an exaggeration, but there on your daughter’s legs, and
now, it seems, on the legs of her friends, who are joining the
general rise of hysteria as they discover the tiny clinging critters,
are dozens of tiny seed ticks, all attached, and sucking away as if
they were vampires. Talk about ruining a good party!
common knowledge that ticks flourish in the hot Florida climate. They
bite both pets and people, and carry diseases such as Lyme Disease
and Rocky Mounted Spotted Fever. The threats these pests represent
are easily avoided a few precautionary measures. Things that people
can do to help minimize the threat ticks represent:
with preventative flea and tick medication. If treated with the
proper medication, the animal then acts as a flea/tick killer, for
every pest which bites your pet will then die.
Mow the lawn.Cut grass to three inches or less in height, to allow for the penetration of sunlight. Ticks prefer humid environments, and won’t hang around as readily in areas where the sunlight is allowed to penetrate. Trim overhanging tree branches which shadow the lawn. Call Ironwood Earthcare for routine Lawn Spraying In Aurora CO. Just as you treat the interior of your home for roaches, ants and silverfish, you should treat the lawn for fleas and ticks.
Little girls are easily soothed, their memories are short and the
party is salvageable. However, remember that for next year’s party,
Lawn Spraying In Aurora CO will make worries about ticks a thing of