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Essex tick control

Know what ticks us off? TICKS!! They’re gross little creepy-crawly bloodsucking bugs that have the potential to transmit some seriously scary diseases, including Lyme disease which, as you probably know, is all over the Northeast. It’s so bad here that Massachusetts officially declared it an epidemic in 2005. Last year, ticks were so bad that Boston 25 News called it a “tick explosion.” There are other terrible tick-borne diseases here, though, that aren’t Lyme. Things like Babesiosis, that is dangerous to both humans and dogs, and the very scary Powassan virus, which is on the rise.

When the CDC released a report in May 2018 that diseases from mosquitoes and ticks had more than tripled in recent years, it was hardly a surprise to anyone in the Northeast. In fact, the Lowell Sun reports that 2018 is the worst tick year to date, and unfortunately, some people have even been diagnosed with two tick-borne diseases at once.

The best way to protect yourself from getting a tick-borne disease is to avoid ticks all together. Mosquito Squad’s Essex MA tick control methods will reduce up to 90% of ticks in your yard for up to three weeks straight, and with a little help from our furry friends, we’re able to significantly halt the life cycle of their population on your property, giving you far fewer ticks longer-term.

How our Essex MA tick control works

We start with a barrier treatment, just like we do for mosquitoes. This alone will eliminate about 90% of the adult ticks in your yard on contact. When concentrating specifically on your Essex tick control, we give extra attention to areas of your yard they like to hide — mainly tall grassy areas, woodpiles, leaf piles, and other areas they can sneakily hitch a ride on someone (or something) passing by.

Since our formula is micro encapsulated and therefore time-released, you’ll be protected from ticks (and mosquitoes, and other biting bugs) for up to 21 days. And since it adheres to everything it’s applied to, it prevents existing tick eggs from hatching, thus stopping the life cycle. Just like our mosquito barrier treatment, we recommend reapplication every three weeks for maximum efficiency.

A barrier treatment spray would be good enough for some companies, but not Mosquito Squad. We then go the extra mile for your Essex tick control and move onto the next step, which is by strategically placing small biodegradable tubes (appropriately called “tick tubes”) around your yard. These are stuffed with cotton that is treated with permethrin, a mild insecticide. The cotton lures mice and other small mammals like squirrels and rabbits, who use it to make their nests and burrows more comfortable.

Contrary to their name, deer ticks (or black-legged ticks), the ones responsible for Lyme disease and a many other illnesses, most often become infected when they feed off one of these small critters (not deer) during their larva or nymph stages. When the animal brings the cotton back to their nest, the permethrin rubs all over their fur, and when a tick attempts to feed off one of them, it dies. Not to worry — our furry friends are not affected by the chemical; they end up being stealthy little helpers. The result is halting the life cycle of ticks in your yard to reduce their population drastically.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

We are so confident in the effectiveness of our work that if you aren’t completely satisfied for any reason, we’ll either re-treat your property or offer your money back. But we’re aware that a company’s reputation is only as good as its customers’ word, so we encourage you to click the button on the right to read over 200 reviews of Mosquito Squad of Massachusetts from local homeowners who have used our services.

Take control of your Essex MA tick control and protect yourself and your family this season. Take back your yard from mosquitoes, ticks, and other biting bugs and give us a call at 978-315-5811 or fill out the contact form on our home page and we’ll get in touch with you. We look forward to helping you fight the bite!


With Mosquito Squad, protection is guaranteed!

If you are not completely satisfied with your mosquito or tick control treatment, contact us within 21 days of that treatment for a re-spray at no additional charge, or a 100% refund of that treatment.

If you prefer to stay as “green” as possible. . .

We do offer an all-natural solution. While all of Mosquito Squads products are EPA-registered, we also get that some people won’t settle for anything less than 100% “green." That’s why we also offer an all-natural barrier treatment solution for your unwanted pests. Based on natural oils, this more “crunchy” approach focuses more on repelling these little nuisances than eliminating them.

It’s not quite as effective as our traditional mosquito and tick control solution, but it’s pretty darn close — most customers notice a reduction in yard pests between 65-80%. Also time-released, this application is recommended to be repeated every two weeks, instead of the traditional three.

Read more:

Read our Central Mass Mosquito Control blog
Read our Central Mass Lyme Disease blog

Fox 25 Boston story on “tick explosion.”

Boston.com article on CDC report
CDC info on Lyme disease
Lowell Sun article on man with two tick-borne diseases at once.
TIME article on CDC report

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