Alternative EarthCare Shares 3 Methods of Tick Control for the Active Autumn Tick Season with Long Island Residents

Thursday, October 27, 2016 Lifestyle News
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LONG ISLAND, N.Y., Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Alternative EarthCare has been providing quality residential and commercial services across Long Island,

New York since 1996. Specializing in mosquito, flea, and east end 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.

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Tick season is still in full swing! Throughout the autumn, ticks continue to plague Long Island residents and their pets, while also continuing to breed, establishing strong populations for next year. It's imperative that properties are treated to kill off tick populations and to diminish new populations for next year, to minimize the potential of contracting tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease. There are various ways to manage tick populations. Alternative EarthCare shares three methods of tick control for the active autumn season with Long Island residents.

  1. Professional non-liquid treatments Tick tubes are the least toxic option aside from natural repellents to keep tick populations at bay.  Tick tubes are biodegradable cardboard tubes that are filled with cotton balls that have been treated with permethrin, an acaricide that kills ticks and mites. Tick tubes are placed throughout the property near potential tick habitats and near rodent habitats so that they bring the cotton to their nests. The permethrin kills the ticks that are in the nest as well as the ticks residing on the rodents so that the ticks are not then carried around the property, endangering people and pets.
  2. Professional liquid sprays Horticulture sprays should be applied every 3-4 weeks throughout the most active season of spring through fall. Even if a property has not yet been treated, it's vital to do so as soon as possible to minimize tick populations now as well as minimizing next year's population. Ticks remain active throughout the autumn season. Professional liquid sprays used throughout the property, and potential habitats will kill off many of the ticks that are on the property and minimize breeding potential as the next life cycle begins.
  3. Natural repellents Plants such as American beautyberry bushes, junipers, rose geraniums, rosemary and lavender, are lovely to look at and are also effective tick repelling plants. Consider planting some of these around the property, particularly near areas that could be potential tick habitats. Additionally, many essential oils can be used topically to keep ticks away when outside. Rose geranium oil, lavender oil, and lemongrass oil are known to be very effective at repelling the parasitic insect.

Serving both Suffolk and Nassau County, including the East End and the Hamptons, Alternative EarthCare 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: Scott Darrohn, fishbat, 855-347-4228,

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