Alternative Earthcare Shares 3 Tips for Montauk Residents and Vacationers to Avoid Tick Bites

Friday, August 5, 2016 Lifestyle News
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SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y., Aug. 5, 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, 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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Montauk's busy summer season is also the busy season for ticks. Montauk residents are spending a lot of time outdoors as are the influx of vacationers to the area. As everyone enjoys the trails, beaches, and other outdoor activities that the region has to offer, it is also important to take proper precautions to stay out of harm's way. Alternative Earthcare shares three tips for Montauk residents and vacationers to avoid tick bites.

  1. Montauk residents should have a property analysis and regular tick treatments. Having an analysis of your property to determine any infestations is a good practice before establishing a treatment plan. Treatments can vary from liquid to non-liquid control or even the use of both when tick populations warrant it. Horticulture sprays should be applied every 3-4 weeks. In the case of a large event such as an outdoor party, even if a tick treatment plan isn't already in place, you can use emergency tick application services. If a regular treatment plan is not in place, it is never too late to start treatments to eliminate ticks going forward and to minimize next year's population.
  2. Habitats to avoid. It is vital to understand common hiding spots for ticks and to avoid them. Areas such as trails, wooded areas, dunes, or anywhere there is high grass or heavy ground cover, is potentially hiding ticks. Ticks are also known to lurk in wet wood such as woodpiles, fallen limbs, and branches. Summer is a great time to check out trails and beaches in Montauk, but if you do so, be sure to take preventative measures against tick bites.
  3. Become a less desirable host. The more difficult it is for a tick to attach, the better. When in habitat areas try to wear long pants so ticks have a harder time crawling up and finding a space to attach. Also, many essential oils are thought to repel ticks, such as lemon, eucalyptus, citronella, geranium, and peppermint oils. Dabbing a little on pulse points and clothing could mean the difference between getting bitten or not. Always take the time to check clothing, skin, and hair for ticks after any potential exposure.

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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