Understanding Yard Flea & Tick Spray: Control Expectations, Cost, and Info for Memphis, TN & Northern MS Homeowners

As far as tiny-but-powerful pests go, fleas and ticks might be near the top of your list. Their ability to carry and transmit deadly diseases is downright frightening and the fear that you might have them lurking in your own yard is enough to have you wondering if you should keep your family and pets inside.

But the truth is, you ought to be able to enjoy the outdoors. That’s why we’ll explore flea and tick control for your yard. With your yard properly protected, you don’t have to go on worrying about these pests.

Protecting Your Family Members (Including the 4-Legged Ones!)

We’ll get more into yard flea and tick spray and how it can protect your family, but first, let us offer a few pieces of advice.

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First and foremost, it’s important to recognize that topical treatments for your pets, as advised by your vet, will go a long way in keeping your furry family members safe. It will also help reduce the chances of them bringing unwanted pests into your home with a free ride aboard their fur. The fact is, even if they’re not picking up fleas and ticks from your property, they could be getting them from somewhere else. That means it’s important to keep up with any recommendations your vet may make even if you’re treating your lawn for pests.

In addition, we’d also add that it never hurts to practice other cultural recommendations for keeping you and your family safe from pests (particularly ticks). The following tips will go a long way in exercising caution. 

  • Wear long sleeves and/or pants when walking on trails or through the woods.
  • Check your clothing and body after coming indoors. Ticks like to hide under the arms, in and around the ears, on the backs of knees, and in and around hair.
  • Avoid habitats where ticks thrive such as wooded areas or fields with tall grasses. If you can’t avoid these areas, be extra cautious about checking for ticks before going inside your home.
  • Take a shower as it can wash off unattached ticks.

Utilizing Yard Flea and Tick Spray

In addition to these cultural recommendations, you should also consider professional yard flea and tick spray which will target pests that have made their way onto your property, despite your best efforts.

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At Master Lawn, we use targeted applications applied approximately 45 days apart between April and October. This comes out to 6 visits. Our program is customized to address the specific habitats where fleas and ticks might be lurking on your property. 

By treating some of the exterior areas around your home, the goal is to keep fleas and ticks from ever having the opportunity to make their way inside. It will also give you the confidence you enjoy your yard again without worrying about these pests hanging around, looking for their next meal.

The cost for professional yard flea and tick spray starts at $40 per visit or $228 per year with a 5 percent pre-pay discount. 

A Word on DIY Flea and Tick Control

Of course, you might be wondering why you can’t just apply flea and tick control products on your own. While nothing is stopping you from picking up some store-bought flea and tick control spray, the truth is, it’s not going to be nearly as effective.

At Master Lawn, we are using a professional-grade, highly effective product applied by trained and skilled technicians who know exactly what they’re doing when it comes to application rates, where to apply, and how often to treat. When it comes to something as serious as disease-carrying fleas and ticks, we find that most homeowners would prefer to know they have the best possible protection.

Take Back Your Yard

In the end, it comes down to wanting to take back control of your yard. You shouldn’t have to worry about pests lurking on your property every time that you go outside—and with professional yard flea and tick spray you don’t have to. When performed by a pro, these treatments are an effective way to reduce the number of fleas and ticks on your property.

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That means you no longer have to hide away! 

You can get back to spending time outdoors without risking the health of your family or your pets. By being better informed, taking proper precautions where they’re needed, and implementing a professional control program, you can gain valuable peace of mind.

Ready to say goodbye to fleas and ticks at your Memphis, TN or Northern MS home? Talk to an expert, learn more about adding our flea and tick program to one of our 3 lawn care programs, and become the master of your lawn!

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Joey Steele, Lawn & Plant Health Care Manager

Since 2004, Joey has been using his B.S. in Landscape Construction and his turf and ornamental certifications to transform properties in our area. He loves seeing the fruit of his team's hard work and enjoys the many relationships he's formed since joining our team in 2008. He's an Olive Branch, MS native and enjoys spending time with his wife and three young boys, fishing and going to football games.

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