Prevention quotes Dill in article on how to keep ticks at bay

Prevention spoke with Griffin Dill, an integrated pest management professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension, for the article, “How to get rid of ticks near your yard, house and body any time of year.” To cut down on ticks in your yard, the article suggests keeping the lawn landscaped and clear of leaf litter. “Reducing ticks’ habitat around your home is important to minimizing exposure to the pests and diseases,” says Dill, who advises always reading the label when using tick-controlling sprays as many kill pollinators such as bees. To get rid of ticks on your body, the article mentions doing tick checks after being outdoors. “Although ticks can and do attach to any part of the body, there are certain parts they’re more commonly found, including in the hairline and in tucked-away places like armpits, groin and behind the knees,” Dill says. He also suggests tumbling clothes in the dryer on high heat for 10 minutes to kill any ticks that may have hitched a ride inside.