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Framingham tick control

To those of us living in the Northeast, the word “tick” is equivalent with Lyme disease, and with good reason — it’s so prevalent here that it was declared an epidemic in Massachusetts in 2015. But be aware that Lyme disease isn’t the only tick-borne disease we need to watch out for in our Commonwealth. Babesiosis is arguably worse than Lyme disease, and unfortunately, quite common in Middlesex County. In addition, another tick-transmitted condition called anaplasmosis, which has similar symptoms to Lyme disease, is quite common here.

In fact, the CDC reported in May 2018 that diseases from both ticks and mosquitoes have more than tripled since 2004. In the report, the CDC also quite plainly states that about 80% of vector control organizations lack critical prevention and control capabilities. If you go to the City of Framingham’s website, you’ll discover that they have very little information about their tick control efforts and only a few tips. That’s hardly comforting.

Though ticks are actually out year-round, “tick season” is known to start in spring. And if it seems like tick season starts earlier and earlier each year, that’s because it has, thanks to mild winters. One could follow all the usual tips about covering themselves up while outside in the summer, using DEET spray, etc. (and we do recommend those things when you’re out in the woods), but if you’re at home, trying to relax in your backyard, do you really want to be wearing long sleeves and pants in the middle of the hot summer?

There’s a better way to avoid ticks in your own yard, thus reducing your chances of contracting a tick-borne diseases, and that’s with Mosquito Squad’s Framingham tick control. The same mosquito barrier spray that is nearly 90% effective at reducing mosquitoes in your yard for up to 21 days straight is also that effective on ticks, but we add an extra step to make sure ticks in your yard don’t go anywhere near you and your family.

How our Framingham tick control works, Step One:

We start by following the same procedure as our Framingham mosquito control, applying our EPA-registered barrier treatment to your entire yard, from the perimeter inward. When we’re concentrating on ticks, we give extra special attention to areas they’re known to occupy like tall grass and woodpiles. This is where they rest, breed, and wait for their next meal to walk by so they can hitch a ride — it’s our job to make sure that’s not you or your loved ones. Our barrier treatment is both odorless and colorless, and only takes about 30 minutes to dry, so you’re free to get back to enjoying your yard in no time. It will eliminate all mosquitoes and ticks on contact, and because it’s time released, will continue to work for up to three weeks after application. Mosquito Squad’s barrier treatment alone will eliminate up to 90% of mosquitoes and ticks in your yard, but then we move onto what we call “the bonus round” for the ultimate effectiveness in your Framingham tick control.

Framingham tick control, Step Two:

Here’s where we get a little help from our friends, the mice in your yard. You may or may not like them, but they’re amazingly helpful when it comes to tick control. Ticks in their younger life stages usually find their blood meal on mice. We strategically place small, biodegradable tubes around your yard (appropriately named “tick tubes”), that are stuffed with cotton treated with small amounts of permethrin, a pesticide that is harmless to the animals but deadly to ticks. Mice love this cotton, and take it back to cozy up their nests. In doing so, the permethrin rubs off on their fur. When a nymphal tick attempts to feed off one of these mice, it is eliminated shortly afterward. With this tactic, we’re going “straight to the source” and stopping their life cycle, ensuring that the tick population is drastically reduced in weeks to come.

For worry-free, uninterrupted summers, Mosquito Squad offers seasonal plans for both our Framingham tick control and mosquito control, which means more backyard barbecues, lawn games with the kids, and playing with your dogs.

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We’re extremely confident in our service and effectiveness of our product, but if you’re not happy for any reason at all, let us know. We’ll either re-treat your property or give you your money back. We’re in the business of eliminating bugs, not customers. But we also know that smart consumers like to do their research before choosing a mosquito or tick control company, so we encourage you to click the Google button on the right to read what over 200 local homeowners have to say about us.

Take back your yard this summer while protecting your family from ticks and the diseases they carry. For the most effective Framingham tick control on the market, contact Mosquito Squad of the North Shore today. Our number is 978-315-5811, or you could fill out

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
City of Framingham’s mosquito and tick info page anaplasmosis fact sheet Babesiosis fact sheet Lyme disease fact sheet
Metro West Daily’s article on earlier start for tick season
TIME magazine article on CDC report

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