Alternative EarthCare Speaks on the Topic of Organic Management of Tick Populations on Long Island
LONG ISLAND, N.Y.
August 9, 2020
Alternative EarthCare has been providing quality residential and commercial services across Long Island, New York since 1996. Specializing in mosquito, flea, and hampton’s 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.
Ticks are posing a serious threat to east end Long Island residents and the rest of the Northeast. It was not so long ago that people were unfamiliar with tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease, but today, dangerous tick-borne diseases plague the residents of the area with wide-spreading illnesses that carry potentially debilitating and long-lasting symptoms. Managing tick populations on properties is of paramount importance for the safety of people and pets, but often, residents are hesitant to use chemicals on their property, making organic solutions more and more important for Long Island property owners. Alternative EarthCare discusses organic management of tick populations on Long Island’s east end.
There are a number of ways to address organic tick management from landscaping tricks to tick tubes. On properties, homeowners can address tick population migration by creating a two-three foot border of stone or mulch separating the property line from other properties or wooded areas. There are also plants, such as lavender, rosemary, basil, pennyroyal, mints, and eucalyptus, that emit a pungent odor that deters ticks and tick hosts which can be planted around the property. Oils from these plants can be worn as well to repel ticks when outdoors. These methods work; however, they are not fail-safe solutions and must be partnered with other efforts.