Expected Up-Tick in Tick Populations This Season
Early pest guests to summer fun, defend your yard
Apr 17, 2012, 07:00 ET
MARYSVILLE, Ohio, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This spring, welcoming temperatures throughout the country lured people outside sooner than usual, providing early-arriving, and hungry, ticks their first warm weather feast: you and your family.
Ticks are small arachnids, which feed on the blood of mammals and birds. They carry diseases, such as Lyme disease, and thrive in warm, humid climates. Ticks pose a threat to anyone enjoying time outside—hiking in a wooded area, and even playing in the yard—and can easily hide in human hair and pet fur. Removing an attached tick is tricky, precise work, so the best defense is preventing any contact in the first place this season.
"Ortho has a great solution for ticks: Ortho Bug B Gon Max," said Adam McCuiston, Ortho assistant brand manager. "Ortho Bug B Gon Max Insect Killer for Lawns and Ortho Bug B Gon Insect Killer for Lawns and Gardens kill over 100 insects in your lawn and garden."
Getting pests under control in the yard is an important step in providing a safe place to play. Grass can harbor a significant number of ticks and other pests, which can then be brought indoors. Control ticks in the lawn by treating grass with Ortho Bug B Gon Max Insect Killer for Lawns. One application keeps killing lawn bugs for an entire season—three months.
Protect family, friends and pets by treating grass early. Beat ticks at their own dirty game.
For more information on pest control, visit www.ortho.com.
With approximately $3 billion in worldwide sales, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, The Scotts Company LLC, is the world's largest marketer of branded consumer products for lawn and garden care. The Company's brands are the most recognized in the industry. In the U.S., the Company's Scotts®, Miracle-Gro® and Ortho® brands are market-leading in their categories, as is the consumer Roundup® brand, which is marketed in North America and most of Europe exclusively by Scotts and owned by Monsanto. In Europe, the Company's brands include Weedol®, Pathclear®, Evergreen®, Levington®, Miracle-Gro®, KB®, Fertiligene® and Substral®. For additional information, visit us at www.scotts.com.
SOURCE The Scotts Company LLC
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