With the current tick population in Massachusetts being at epidemic levels, it is more important now than ever to have a plan in place for tick control in your yard. Ticks are more than just a pesky nuisance. Deer ticks especially spread disease such as the well-known Lyme Disease, and lesser known dangerous diseases such as Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichiosis & Babesiosis. Whether you’re in Lakeville, Fairhaven or anywhere else in the South Shore, tick control is necessary for lowering the risk of a family member or beloved furry family member from being afflicted with these dangerous diseases.
At Mosquito Squad of the South Shore we eliminate ticks on your property with two methods, which in conjunction can result in up to 90% tick reduction in your yard.
Traditional Tick Barrier Spray
The same great product that keeps you mosquito free all season long also eliminates adult ticks on contact and for 2-3 weeks of time-released effectiveness. Our traditional barrier spray is applied by our specially trained technicians who pay special attention to shady cool places where ticks are known to hide. The time-released formula keeps working for 2-3 weeks. Sign up for the whole season and we’ll automatically come back every 2-3 weeks to respray, keeping your yard tick-free all season long.
Tick Tubes Eliminate Nymph Ticks
The blood meal that ticks are after is needed by ticks to either grow from larva to nymph, nymph to adult or for an adult female to lay eggs. The life cycle of ticks is very predictable in that the younger larvae and nymph ticks will use small rodents for the blood meal that is needed to grow into the next life stage. Tick tubes work to eliminate nymph ticks which effectively interrupts the life cycle, significantly lowering the growth of the tick population in your yard.
How do tick tubes work? Tick tubes are cardboard tubes filled with insecticide-treated cotton. These tubes are placed twice a year in strategic locations around your property to encourage the mice in the area to take the treated cotton as a nesting material. When mice travel around in the underbrush they pick up nymph ticks who are looking for that next blood meal. Upon arrival back to the rodent’s den, the nymph ticks are eliminated on contact. In combination with barrier spray, tick tubes can eliminate over 90% of the ticks on your property.
If you’re serious about protecting your family and pets from Lyme Disease and other tick-borne diseases call today. Mosquito Squad of the South Shore stands behind all of our tick control services with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Call today! (508) 536-4855