Ticks Can Carry Lyme Disease
Ticks are vectors of a Lyme Disease – a serious illness that can affect bitten individuals for life. If you find a tick on you, please consult a medical professional for appropriate advice.
With that said, preventing tick bites for both humans and family pets is a major concern for many of our clients. Mosquito Control’s tick tubes kill ticks that could potentially spread disease to your loved ones. Utilize our professional services to eliminate the ticks on your property.
Tick Protection for Your Home and Family
Ticks are both dangerous and annoying. To cut down on the ticks on your property, Mosquito Squad recommends the 6Cs of tick control:
Reduce your tick exposure by clearing out areas where lawn and tree debris gathers. Ticks thrive in moist, shady areas and tend to die in sunny, dry areas. Locate compost piles away from play areas or high traffic. Separate them with wood chips or gravel. Don’t position playground equipment, decks and patios near treed areas.
Eliminate leaf piles and brush by cleaning up around the house and lawn edges, and mow the lawn consistently. This reduces the number of places that ticks can hide.
Select plants and shrubs that are not attractive to deer and/or install physical barriers to keep deer out of your yard. Learn which plants deter deer from HGTV. Check with your local nursery to determine the best choices for your area.
Know tick hiding places and check them frequently. Fences, brick walls and patio retaining walls are popular hiding places.
Family pets can suffer from tick-borne disease and also carry infected ticks into the home. Talk to your veterinarian about using tick collars and sprays. As with all pest control products, be sure to follow directions carefully.
Professional tick control utilizes both barrier sprays that will eliminate adult ticks on contact as well as tick tubes. Strategically placed, tick tubes prompt field mice to incorporate tick-killing material in their bedding, effectively eliminating hundreds of tick nymphs found in each mouse nest.