During the summer months of Michigan is when you and your family and friends are likely to be spending the most recreational time out on your lawn. Whether it is setting up a pool in your backyard, having a barbecue with your family and neighbors, or your kids running through your sprinklers, or playing ball in the yard, summer is obviously the prime time of year for outdoor fun. Unfortunately, this is also the biggest time of year when insects and other small pests also make their presence the most known, and are looking for a place to set up camp and eat. This obviously causes a conflict of interest, especially when it comes to the bugs that can have an adverse effect on your body, such as ticks and fleas. These can also pose a significant problem for your pets who not only use the lawn for recreation, but also for a bathroom. That is where Hometown Lawn & Pest flea and tick control application program comes in. Much like our mosquito control treatment, the flea and tick aspect of lawn services are those that are not dealing with a direct threat to your lawn, but rather to everyone who plays in it. Fleas and ticks tend to have the same preferred hangouts that mosquitoes have, which makes it somewhat easier for us to treat each of your individual lawns. They prefer shady spaces as well as coolness and moisture. Underneath any backyard deck will be a prime area for them to breed in. The staff at Hometown Lawn & Pest knows the preferred places in which to target and concentrate on more, even though we will treat your entire outdoor area. Interestingly, utilizing our other lawn services can also tie in as an added measure to reducing fleas and ticks. For instance, skunks often investigate lawns at night in search of grubs. Many urban wildlife, especially mammals, are mobile carriers of these two pests. Getting rid of grubs via our application program will also eliminate any reason for grub predators to come onto your lawn and bring another nuisance with them. Taking advantage of our aeration lawn services provides the added benefit of reducing tick and flea attractions. If your lawn does not drain well, it will be consistently too moist, assuming average rainfall and a normal watering schedule. While dry soil is certainly not optimal, there is also such a thing as having it overly moist, which is an ideal environment for fleas and ticks. There are also other things you can do on your own to work with us in the quest to prevent these nuisances. Secure your trash, as other urban mammals such as raccoons will raid it if they know they can rip open a container. If you keep a birdfeeder, place it clear out of reach of squirrels, who love to eat birdseed. Sweep away any dropped seed from your patios. Anything that any urban mammals like to eat should be removed from your yard. One other thing to discourage fleas and ticks from setting up in your yard is to keep your lawn mowed regularly to the correct height. Regularly letting it go too long will attract both of these pests, as long grass provides them with yet another shaded area. Hometown Lawn & Pest is excited to be a new contributor to the beautification of Brighton and the surrounding area. A fledgling business with seasoned founders, we hope you will allow us to not only maintain your lawn, but also make it more enjoyable for you to spend time there.