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ENVIRONMENTAL PRECAUTIONS

Protecting your home and dog from ticks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS PLAY A HUGE ROLE

You do not have complete control when it comes to environmental risk factors in your area. Many of the following environmental risk factors can be found in canine Lyme disease areas:

  • Tick hosts such as mice and deer that are in contact with dogs and people
  • Overabundance of deer in areas near your home
  • Suburban homes encroaching on wildlife areas
  • Dog parks and hiking trails in wooded areas
  • Warmer weather over 40℉ (which contributes to tick activity)


Where do you live? The area where you live can have a large impact on your dog's risk for Lyme
disease.Click here for more information: Geography ->


ENVIRONMENTAL TICK CONTROL ON YOUR PROPERTY

  • Reduce ticks by clearing brush away from your yard.
  • Create a buffer zone around a yard with stone walls or brick fences.
  • Consider proper use of tick products such as ascaricides (tick killers) and insecticides on the property. Call your veterinarian, an exterminator, or your county extension agent for help in selecting safe and effective products.
  • Consider professional help in getting rid of ticks inside homes, kennels, and other areas the dog frequents.

CANINE RISK FACTORS


Learn the facts about how to assess risk by geography and exposure to deer ticks.


PREVENTION


Lyme Disease is largely preventable through tick control and vaccination. Get important details.


CASE STUDIES


Read about real dogs that were diagnosed with Lyme disease.