Mosquito Squad not only helps to protect your yard from mosquitoes, but our product is also extremely effective against ticks. You may ask, “why is this important?” Well, while the mosquito-borne disease is very serious and affects thousands of people every year, tick-borne illnesses such as Lyme disease are far more common. Lyme disease affects tens of thousands of people every year. You and your pets can host a tick that can spread this disease. Mosquito Squad is here to help keep you, your family and your pets protected all season long.
Mosquitoes are effective blood feeders. They bite quickly, extract a blood meal, and fly off. Whereas, ticks embed themselves in your skin have blood to breed. They can feed on you, your family members or your pets. Some symptoms to look for if you think you have been infected with Lyme disease from a tick bite include red spots or rashes near the site of the bite, neck stiffness, headaches, fever and general weakness. If you find a tick on your skin, please follow this guide from the Center of Disease Control to learn how to properly and promptly remove the tick. By taking advantage of our tick control services we can help you and your family reduce the risk of getting a tick-borne illness on your property.
We eliminate the adult ticks with our barrier treatment that we use for mosquitoes and also use tick tubes to eliminate young ticks. The tick tubes are filled with a cotton material that is treated with permethrin (used in many bug sprays). This cotton material is taken by small mammals (field mice, chipmunks, rabbits, etc.) as nesting material. A tick in the pre-adult phase of its life cycle will attach itself to a small mammal. Then the mammal will carry the tick back to their nest. At the nest, the tick will come in contact with the permethrin-treated cotton material and die from this contact. This system eliminates 90% or more of the ticks on the treated property.
To learn how to you can start reducing ticks on your property, visit our page on the 6Cs of tick-proofing your property.
We want to protect you and your family from ticks and their dangers! If you are in Dover, Alton, Meredith, or areas that we service below, please click contact us and fill out the form or give us a call at 603.380.4541. We look forward to protecting your family and pets from nagging, disease-carrying pests.