Ticks can cause all kinds of problems. They aren't just a problem for your pet; they are also a problem for you. If you have ticks or are worried about them, you want to make sure that you are doing what you can to eradicate them or to at least keep them under control. If you can get the ticks under control, then you have a much better chance of getting rid of them altogether. It may take a little bit of work, but it is possible. So, what can you do to start handling the ticks?

Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous earth is old soil that is made up of fossils of tiny animals called diatoms. The soil is ground up so that it is turned into a very fine, powdery substance. It's something that you can sprinkle around your yard and inside your house. It's non-toxic, so you can use it around your children and pets if you want. If you get food grade DE, you could even eat it. The way that DE works is that it gets in and under the exoskeleton of the insects. That causes the insects to dry out which causes damage to the insects. That will kill them. It will do this to more than just ticks. Any kind of pest insect that is around your house can also be damaged by the diatomaceous earth. 

Chemical Pesticides

There are a variety of pesticides that you can get to help you control and eradicate the problem. If you are going to use these products, it's important to remember that many of them are toxic and could make people ill. That means that you are going to need to handle them carefully. Store them in a place where no children or animals can access them, and make sure that you keep everyone inside on the days that you spray the pesticide in your yard. Generally, it is much less of a problem the day after your yard has been sprayed, but you will want to check the directions before you spray so that you know what to do with it. 

If everything you've tried doesn't get rid of the ticks or you are worried about handling it on your own, you should call a tick control service. They can come in and handle everything for you and help you come up with a plan that will get rid of the ticks.