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Middleton MA tick control

In May 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an alarming report that indicated vector-borne diseases more than tripled since 2004. Perhaps more alarming is that ticks were responsible for about 77% of those, with Lyme disease accounting for 82% of all tick-borne disease reports. While those numbers are disturbing enough, the the rate of tick-borne diseases in Massachusetts alone puts us as #3 in number of tick-borne diseases in the nation.

As if that weren’t bad enough, according to one of the study’s authors, Dr. Lyle Petersen, nearly 80% of vector control organizations need improvement in at least one or more of five core competencies, such as testing for pesticide resistance or even having an action plan to kill mosquitoes and ticks at every life stage. Basically, don’t rely on the government to help you if you get bitten by an infected tick or mosquito.

But while the government doesn’t have the capacity to prevent and control mosquitoes and ticks, you definitely do as a homeowner. Just call Mosquito Squad. That’s why we’re here — to empower you to protect your family from vector-borne diseases on your own property. We’re your best line of defense against mosquitoes and for your Middleton MA tick control. Ourtraditional barrier treatment is nearly 90% effective for both mosquitoes and ticks for three weeks. With our tick control, we have a two-pronged approach to make sure ticks are eliminated from your property at every stage of the life cycle.

Middleton MA tick control, phase one

The first phase of our Middleton MA tick control is the same as our traditional mosquito barrier treatment — we treat your property from the perimeter inward, applying our EPA-registered formula on everything except flowers and other bee-friendly plants. We cover it all — bushes, decks and beneath them, leaves, trees, woodpiles, garden gnomes, you name it. For ticks, we concentrate even more on tall grassy areas and places like leaf piles, because that’s prime tick territory. You’re mostly to find them in those places breeding, resting, and waiting to hitch a ride on the next tasty meal that walks by. Mosquito Squad is in the business of making sure that’s not you.

Since our formula is micro encapsulated, it’s time-released, meaning you’ll be protected from ticks (and other biting bugs) for up to three weeks at a time. It’s odorless and colorless, and adheres to everything it’s applied to, therefore it prevents existing tick eggs from hatching. This is ideal in stopping the life cycle of the tick population in your yard. Just like with mosquito barrier treatment, we recommend reapplication every three weeks for maximum efficiency. Don’t worry, we offer seasonal plans so you don’t forget to reschedule, and we’ll always call a day in advance to remind you that we’re coming. You don’t need to be home, though. We’ll leave confirmation of service on your door.

Phase two in our Middleton MA tick control – a.k.a. “the bonus round”

Many outdoor pest control companies stop with spraying for ticks. But that’s not enough for Mosquito Squad. We go “straight to the source” of where future adult ticks are. So the next phase of our Middleton MA tick control strategy is tick tubes. Tick tubes are small, biodegradable tubes stuffed with a treated cotton that we strategically place around your yard to entice mice. Mice are usually the first choice of a blood meal for ticks in their nymph stage. So when these critters find the cotton-stuffed tubes, they take some of the cotton back to their burrows to make them nice and cozy, and the permethrin that is on the cotton rubs off on their fur. While harmless to mice, it’s fatal to ticks. When a tick tries to get its blood meal from one of these mice, it is shortly eliminated thereafter.

This extra, proactive step Mosquito Squad takes by using tick tubes in addition to our barrier spray makes sure we knock down ticks at every stage of their life cycle and therefore, stop them from coming anywhere near you or your family on your property.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Mosquito Squad completely stands behind all of our services products, but if you’re not happy for any reason at all, we’ll either re-treat your property or give you your money back. We also know that smart consumers like to do their research before hiring any service company, so we encourage you to click the Google button on the right to read what nearly 200 local homeowners have to say about us.

Contact Mosquito Squad today to be proactive about protecting your family from ticks and tick-borne illnesses in your own yard. The power is in your hands to protect your family where the government simply can’t. So for the most effective Middleton MA tick control, give us a call at 978-315-5811 or drop us a line via our contact form and we’ll reach out to you. We look forward to helping you!

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.

Our all-natural, botanical option

While all of Mosquito Squad’s products are EPA-registered, we also offer an all-natural tick treatment solution for those of us who prefer to stay as “green” as possible. We developed this formula with essential oils as a base.

This barrier spray solution focuses more on repelling pests than eliminating them. It’s not quite as effective as our traditional mosquito and tick control treatment, but it’s still pretty powerful — most customers notice a reduction in yard pests between 65-80%. Also a time-released formula, this all-natural approach lasts for up to two weeks before needing reapplication.

Read more:

Read our Central Mass Mosquito Control blog
Read our Central Mass Lyme Disease blog
Boston Patch “tick explosion” article
CDC report
NY Times article on CDC report
TIME magazine article on CDC report

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