It's tick season. Keep them away with these tips

A mosquito and tick control company in northern Westchester is sharing advice on how to handle tick season this year.

News 12 Staff

May 18, 2021, 9:48 PM

Updated 1,123 days ago

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A mosquito and tick control company in northern Westchester is sharing advice on how to handle tick season this year.
"There is high number of ticks and a high percentage of them do carry Lyme disease,” says Waccabuc resident Malcolm Rollo.
Rollo recently moved to the county and enjoys a lot about the Hudson Valley’s great outdoors – except tick season.   
Companies like Westchester Organics Mosquito and Tick Control say they’ve been working overtime. Owner Daniel Datino is bringing an organic solution to rid properties of the blood suckers.
This season I've had more calls this spring than I did all of last year,” says Datino.
His company uses essential oils instead of harsh chemicals. "We use a cedar oil mix that will kill them on contact and repel them for up to 21 days,” says Datino.
News 12 is told the mixture is safe for pets, kids and critters -- minus the ticks.
Many of Datino’s clients rave about the company because of what they use to rid and remove the insects. "We really wanted a solution which was going to be good for the environment,” says Rollo. 
Tips on how to keep ticks away include:
  •  Cut your grass and remove any wood piles
  • Wear light-colored clothing that covers your arms, ankles and knees
  • Keep a lint roller nearby to remove any unwanted visitors
  • If hiking, always remain on the trail – you’re least likely to pick up a tick this way.


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