The Central and Eastern United States are home to many rural areas in which homeowners face a threat unique to their geographical location; Lyme disease spread through ticks. There are many options to combat this, one of which are chemical pesticides. Acaricides are such chemicals. These pesticides work specifically to kill ticks and mites, which are both from the invertabrate family. Some of these are available for homeowners to purchase and use on their own, but some may require permits or professional help. Spreading the poison in tick friendly zones like wooded areas, ornamental gardens and stone walls. These poisons are harmless to animals but deadly to ticks and can be placed in feeders if deer are common in your area.
- Acaricide are effective chemicals used to control ticks around your home and yard
- You can control ticks by spraying the acaricide in the entire area that you are concerned about
- You can spay the animal that is attracting the ticks. The Acaricide is not harmful to animals
“These chemicals are sometimes called acaricide insecticides, but ticks are arachnids, not insects, so this isn’t technically accurate.”