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Gloucester MA tick control

They’re creepy, they’re crawly, they’re . . . the vampires of the bug world. Ticks are nobody’s friends and unlike vampires, the bite of a tick will not make one immortal – quite the opposite, actually. They transmit all kinds of terrible 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. But there’s another, much worse tick-vectored illness on the rise, Powassan virus. While it is rare, it’s often fatal, and CDC reports that between 2007-2016, there were 16 cases in Massachusetts.

In fact, the CDC reported in May 2018 that diseases from both ticks and mosquitoes have more than tripled since 2004, and that rate is steadily increasing. What’s worse is that the CDC also outright states that 80% of government vector-control organizations are not prepared to deal with this new onslaught of vector-borne diseases. All one has to do is go to the Town of Gloucester’s website to see that they offer little more than a few generic tips and links to Mass.gov’s basic info about tick safety. That stuff is informational, but on the whole, not proactive in protecting you or your family.

Know that you as a homeowner do have the power to protect yourself and your family with Mosquito Squad’s Gloucester MA tick control. Our traditional barrier treatment that we use for mosquitoes also eliminates 90% of adult ticks on contact, and continues to eliminate them for three weeks — guaranteed. And when it comes to ticks, we take an extra step to make sure we stop the life cycle of these little suckers in your yard, so they don’t come anywhere near you or your family, whether they’ve got two legs or four.

Mosquito Squad’s Gloucester MA tick control – Phase One

As we mentioned, our traditional barrier treatment that we use for mosquitoes also eliminates around 90% of adult ticks on contact, and continues to eliminate for up to three weeks. That means that even if a tick entered your yard by hitching a ride on a squirrel, the moment it left that critter and found its way onto anything that our odorless, colorless barrier treatment dried upon would die shortly after encountering our time-released formula. When we treat specifically for ticks, we pay extra attention to areas that we know they like to hang out — mainly tall grass, woodpiles, and things of that nature. But then, we give it one-two punch and go “straight to the source” to eliminate ticks even in their younger stages in your Gloucester MA tick control with what we call “the bonus round.”

Gloucester MA tick control, Phase Two

Whereas other outdoor pest control companies stop at a spray, Mosquito Squad goes the extra mile to ensure younger ticks don’t mature into full-blown adult ticks. Here’s where we strategically place tick tubes around your property. These are small, biodegradable tubes stuffed with a treated cotton that lure field mice, which are usually the source of the blood meal for ticks in their earlier stages of life. Mice like to take this cotton back to their nests, and when they do, the chemical on the cotton (permethrin) rubs off on their fur. While it’s harmless to the mice, any tick that tries to take a bite out of one of these mice will be eliminated shortly thereafter. By using tick tubes and mice as helpers, we’re able to halt the life cycle of these little vampires in your yard, thus drastically reducing their population in your yard by nearly 90%. As we mentioned, each barrier treatment generally lasts for about 21 days before needing reapplication.

For continuous, uninterrupted summers, Mosquito Squad offers seasonal plans. This way you never have to remember to make additional appointments, and we’ll always call and confirm with you that we’re coming 24 hours in advance. But you don’t need be home when we treat — we’ll leave a confirmation notice on your door when we leave. Here’s to tick-free summers in your backyard, and more fun this summer!

100% Satisfaction guaranteed

Mosquito Squad is extremely confident in our service and effectiveness of our products, but if you’re not happy for any reason at all, please let us know. We’ll either re-treat your property or give you your money back — no questions asked. We’re in the business of eliminating bugs, not customers, and we’d like to keep you around! Here at Mosquito Squad, 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.

For the most effective, longest lasting Gloucester MA tick control, contact Mosquito Squad today. Give us a call at 978-315-5811 or fill out the form on our home page to learn more about how we can help you protect you and your loved ones from ticks potentially dangerous illnesses with our products and services. We look forward to helping you take back your yard!



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.

It’s easy being “green” with Mosquito Squad!

We know there are some people who prefer to stay away from synthetics and go as “green” as possible. All of our products are EPA-registered, but we understand. That’s why we developed a special, all-natural, barrier treatment formula based on essential oils. It’s a repellant, not an eliminator — basically it confuses and disgusts bugs and “chases” them off your property.

It has a pleasant botanical scent that wears off to the human nose after a few hours, but it definitely continues to gross out the bugs. While our all-natural formula isn’t quite as effective as our traditional barrier treatment, it’s close — customers who use this formula report between 65-80% reduction of yard pests. Also a time-released solution, because of its botanical makeup, it breaks down a little faster, so we recommend re-application every two weeks instead of three.

Read more:

Read our Central Mass Mosquito Control blog
Read our Central Mass Lyme Disease blog
CDC report
CDC Lyme disease info.
CDC Powassan stats by state
CNBC story on CDC report and government (lack of) readiness
Mass.gov’s tick-borne diseases info
TIME magazine article on CDC report
Town of Gloucester’s website

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