Irrigation Systems Help Eliminate Ticks

What is Lyme Disease (and What is it Doing in My Yard)?


According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the Lyme disease bacterium, Borrelia burgdorferi, is spread through the bite of infected ticks. The blacklegged tick (commonly called the deer tick),are prevalent in the northeastern states.


Ticks live in the grass and can attach to any part of the human body but are often found in hard-to-see areas such as the groin, armpits, and scalp. They are also particularly fond of attaching to pets. In most cases, the tick must be attached for 36 to 48 hours or more before the Lyme disease bacterium can be transmitted.


Deer ticks are a major public health concern in New Hampshire. According to the NH Department of Health and Human Services, In 2019 the state had the 4th highest rate of Lyme disease in the nation.


What are Lyme Disease Symptoms?

Lyme disease symptoms include:

  • joint pain
  • swelling
  • meningitis (brain membrane swelling)
  • Bell’s Palsy (temporarily face paralysis on the right side)
  • muscle weakness

How Can I Prevent Lyme Disease?

You could just stay inside from April through December each year. But let’s be realistic – what’s the point of having a beautiful New Hampshire backyard if you never use it? As Lyme disease awareness has grown as has its reputation as a major public health hazard, more work has gone into prevention and treatment.

You’ll see signs on lawns about tick and mosquito control products. These types of products are only effective if they are regularly applied and can into account levels of moisture. At Firmly Rooted Landscaping, we can offer you a better alternative.


What is the BEST Lyme Disease Prevention?

We’re very pleased to offer a healthier and more seamless solution – AutoBugg. We combine our expertise in designing, installing and maintaining irrigation systems with AutoBugg, a fully automated system that sprinkles all-natural cedar oil into the irrigation system to effortlessly keep ticks and many other insects out of your yard. A tick-free lawn means no Lyme disease when enjoying your outdoor space.


Chris Champagne and Firmly Rooted Landscaping are AutoBugg’s New Hampshire exclusive irrigation specialists. Firmly Rooted Landscaping will add AutoBugg to your existing irrigation and install new irrigation systems with AutoBugg ready to go the first time the automatic timer turns on the water.


AutoBugg utilizes the cedar oil’s pesticidal properties to create a protective scent barrier around your home that will repel unwanted pests such as mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, and mites. With repetitive applications and the proper coverage provided by your automatic irrigation system, the AutoBugg system provides a safe, all-natural way to rid your property of annoying and potentially dangerous insects.


Every time your irrigation system runs, AutoBugg sprays completely safe cedar oil onto your lawn, adding layer after layer of tick-repelling cedar oil goodness. 

AutoBugg is the best Lyme disease prevention solution because it:

  • Is completely safe
  • Repels the tick that carries the Lyme disease bacteria
  • Is automatic – no watering around your lawn with a sprayer on a near-daily basis!