Tick Control

 
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We use perimeter spray treatments that are eco-friendly by limiting the amount of pesticide being applied, and targeting the areas where people most frequently come into contact with deer ticks. By treating your property in the early spring, late spring and again in the fall, we can dramatically reduce the tick population in your yard.

The chemicals used today for tick control are much less toxic than in the past, and are used in very low concentrations. Additionally, Bifenthrin and permethrin do not leach through soil; these chemicals are degraded by soil micro-organisms within the top 4 cm of the soil surface. Note: Pyrethroid products should not be applied around fish-containing ponds or streams.

The following diseases are being spread by ticks in our area:

  • Lyme Disease is transmitted by the black legged (Deer) tick in the northeastern U.S.
  • Anaplasmosis is transmitted to humans by tick bites primarily from the black legged tick
  • Babesiosi is transmitted by the black legged tick and is found primarily in the eastern U.S.
  • Ehrlichiosis is transmitted to humans by the lone star tick.
  • Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever(RMSF) is transmitted by the American dog tick.
  • START (Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness) is transmitted via bites from the lone star tick found in the southeastern and eastern U.S.
  • Tularemia is transmitted to humans by the dog tick occurs throughout the U.S
  • Powassan is transmitted by the Deer or Black Legged tick

By treating your property in the early spring, late spring and again in the fall, we can dramatically reduce your risk of tick borne disease.