TICK PROTECTIONFOR YOUR HOME AND FAMILY
Ticks are both dangerous and annoying. If you find a tick on you, please follow this guide from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and remove it promptly. To cut down on the ticks on your property, Jason Cameron, TV host and licensed contractor, recommends the 6C’s of tick control:
The C’s of tick control
- Clear Out
Reduce your tick exposure by clearing out areas where lawn and tree debris gather. 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 litter and brush by cleaning it up around the house and lawn edges, mow tall grasses and keep your lawn short.
- Choose Plants
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.
- Check Hiding Places
Know tick hiding places and check them frequently. Fences, brick walls and patio retaining walls are popular hiding places.
- Care For Family Pets
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.
- Call The Pros
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.
Named after the town in Connecticut in which it was first found, Lyme disease is the most prevalent tick-borne disease in the United States, being diagnosed in all states except Hawaii. There are nearly 30,000 cases reported by the Centers for Disease Control each year. If caught early, Lyme disease responds well to a variety of antibiotics. Unfortunately, Lyme is not the easiest disease to diagnose. The telltale bull’s eye rash is only one of the many symptoms of Lyme, which also includes fever, fatigue and joint pain.
Although it does affect humans, ehrlichiosis is most commonly found in deer and dogs. The bacteria kills white blood cells causing headaches, fatigue and aches. Luckily, ehrlichiosis is treated with a series of antibiotics.
Mosquito Squad offers regular barrier protection sprays to repel ticks and other outdoor pests. Under an hour for application and curing, a single professional grade treatment will protect your family from annoying and potentially dangerous mosquitoes for up to 21 Days. We offer a variety of packages for your specific needs and we back each treatment with our no hassle, money back guarantee.
Mosquito Squad tick tubes control tick populations by relying upon the natural nesting instincts of mice. Most ticks get their first blood meals from mice. Tick tubes contain cotton that has been treated with an EPA registered insecticide designed specifically to eliminate tick populations. After introducing the tick tubes into the mice natural environment, the mice begin to collect the treated cotton for bedding materials. The mice then deliver it directly to their nest, and the insecticide gets on the mice fur, turning them into mobile tick exterminators.
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