Whether you’ve already experienced a problem with fleas and ticks or you just want to have some peace of mind that your property is protected from them, you might be wondering: Is yard flea and tick control worth the cost?
After all, you’ve probably seen products that you can buy in the store and treat for fleas and ticks on your own. But is that going to yield the same results?
We understand that you want to make a wise investment. In this article, we’ll dive into why we feel the cost of flea and tick yard treatment is worth it—and what you’ll get out of your investment in working with a pro.
Fleas and ticks might be “tiny,” but the problems that they can cause are big. That’s why you want to do what you can to keep your yard protected against what we call “nuisance pests.”
Of course, you might be wondering whether you really need to invest in professional flea and tick control in order to see the benefits. Can’t you just use store-bought products on your own?
While there’s certainly nothing stopping you from doing that, there are some important considerations that you should keep in mind. We want you to feel you got the most value out of your investment. Going the “DIY” route might not achieve that goal.
Here are some points to keep in mind.
For one, DIY flea and tick products that can be bought “over the counter” are simply not as effective as the commercial-grade products that a highly trained technician is able to apply. When it comes to a nuisance pest like the flea or tick, you probably don’t want to rely on a low-quality product that isn’t going to get the job done well.
It also requires repeated applications throughout the flea and tick season in order to keep your property fully protected. Although store-bought products might be cheaper, you can’t just perform one application and assume you’ll be set for the season.
You will need to invest in enough product to keep your property protected for the entire duration of the flea and tick season (typically April through October).
Having to purchase a lot of products can start to add up cost-wise, even when you’ve gone the DIY route. Plus, you’ll also need to purchase the equipment needed to apply these products (a sprayer). Remember, too, that you’ll need to find a place to store everything you buy.
There’s also something to be said for having a professional perform this service and utilize their knowledge and experience. Knowing where to treat and how to apply the product properly are really important factors.
When you choose professional flea and tick control you get a licensed and highly trained professional performing these applications. That increases the safety factor as well as helps to ensure better results.
At Master Lawn, we use targeted applications that are customized to address the specific habitats where fleas and ticks might be found on your property.
When all is said and done, many homeowners realize that the cost of flea and tick yard treatment, performed by a professional, is worth it. It takes the burden off of their shoulders.
Along with that, it also frees up the weekend!
After all, do you really want to spend your free time treating your yard for fleas and ticks? The hassles and headaches alone are a reason why homeowners often decide to hand this service over to a pro rather than be troubled by it on their own.
Most homeowners don’t really want to be worrying about treating their property for fleas and ticks with their precious free time.
While professional flea and tick control can be very effective at reducing the population of fleas and ticks around your Memphis, TN, or Northern Mississippi property, we do want to mention that it should not be used in place of any veterinarian recommendations such as topical treatments or other preventative measures.
We still advise that homeowners follow through on vet recommendations to help keep furry family members safe.
The truth is, even if your pets are not picking up fleas or ticks on your property, they can still get them elsewhere (such as on the trail or at the dog park). That is why it’s important to take all preventative measures against these nuisance pests.
In general, we recommend that people exercise caution when going to any area that could be overrun with fleas and ticks (like wooded areas or hiking trails).
Some of the common recommendations include:
Between your investment in professional flea and tick control and your diligence in practicing good safety measures, you can gain peace of mind that you’re doing what you can to keep nuisance pests from causing you trouble.
At the end of the day, perhaps the greatest value that you get out of investing in professional flea and tick control is peace of mind. By addressing the habitats where fleas and ticks tend to reside, our flea and tick yard treatment can drastically reduce the population of these nuisance pests.
That means instead of having to worry about these pests, you can simply get back to enjoying your time outside.
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!