What about ticks?

Ticks that carry Lyme disease are more likely to be found along forest edges compared to our residential lawns, but they can be found wherever there are suitable hosts. Because a benefit of natural landscaping is that it provides habitat for wildlife, attracting insects will also attract insect-eaters. As Northbrook continues to restore healthy ecosystems with sustainable practices, more tick-eating animals like birds and amphibians will be present. The best prevention against Lyme disease is proper clothing and a careful check of body and clothes after being in an area likely to have ticks.

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1. Who does this apply to?
2. Why is Northbrook doing this?
3. Is there evidence that reduced mowing helps pollinators?
4. Can I only do a portion of my yard?
5. What if I think my grass is getting too long?
6. Dandelions are non-native weeds, why should I let them grow?
7. What should I do about dandelion seed heads in my yard?
8. My neighbor is participating, and I don't like it.
9. What about ticks?
10. What happens after Slow Mow May for enforcement?
11. What else can a property owner that cares deeply about pollinators be doing?
12. What is Slow Mow May?
13. “Slow Mow” vs. “No Mow”… What’s the Difference?
14. How do I participate?
15. Does the Village grass height ordinance refer to all grasses?