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Topsfield tick control

Living in New England has many perks — the rich history and culture, the beautiful scenery, the great people — but it also has its downsides, and a a big one happens to be Lyme disease. No, not everyone here gets it, of course, the concentration of Lyme in this area is higher than anywhere else in the country. Lyme disease is such a big problem that it was officially declared an epidemic in Massachusetts in 2015. Yikes. To give you an idea of more “local” numbers, from 2000-2016, there were 5252 confirmed cases of Lyme in Norfolk County, although it is estimated that number was ten times higher and closer to 52,520, since the majority of cases are symptomatic, yet not confirmed.

Recently the CDC reported that mosquito- and tick-borne diseases more than tripled since 2004, the majority of them (77%) were from ticks. What’s worse is that Massachusetts is the 3rd highest in the nation when it comes to tick numbers, which is appropriately being dubbed a “tick explosion” by the Boston Patch.

None of this is comforting, but perhaps the worst news about all of it is that the CDC concluded that about 80% of vector control organizations lack critical prevention and control capacities, including having an action plan to kill mosquitoes and ticks at every life stage.

The government may not be able to help, but you as a homeowner can protect your family from ticks, at least on your own property. Reports like this are why Mosquito Squad exists — to give homeowners control over the mosquito and tick populations in their own yard, thus greatly reducing the chances of contracting a vector-borne illness. Our mosquito control barrier treatment, which can eliminate up to 90% of mosquitoes on your property, can also eliminate the same amount of your property’s ticks. By having our professionals treat your yard once every 21 days with one of our seasonal plans, you can rest assured your family and pets are protected without interruption all summer long With our Topsfield tick control, however, we have a dual-phase approach to make sure that ticks don’t come anywhere near you or your family.

Topsfield tick control – Phase One

As with our traditional mosquito barrier treatment, we treat the perimeter of your yard with our EPA-registered formula on all surfaces except flowers, and work our way inward. We treat bushes, trees, woodpiles, on and under decks, you name it. For ticks, we give extra attention to any tall grassy areas, because that’s prime tick territory. That’s where they’re most likely to be found, resting, breeding, and waiting to hitch a ride on the next unsuspecting passerby for their next meal. It’s our job to make sure that isn’t you.

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

But then we move onto Phase Two.

Phase two in our Topsfield tick control approach

While many companies would call it a day and leave after spraying, that’s not enough for Mosquito Squad. We go “straight to the source” of where we know future adult ticks are — mice. The next phase of our Topsfield tick control strategy is employing tick tubes. These are small, biodegradable tubes stuffed with a permethrin-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 mice find these cotton-stuffed tubes, they take some of the cotton back to their burrows, and the permethrin that is on the cotton rubs off on their fur. While that chemical is harmless to mice, it’s fatal to ticks. When a nymph tick tries get its blood meal from one of these mice, it has no chance of surviving and is shortly eliminated thereafter.

This extra, proactive step Mosquito Squad takes by using tick tubes in addition to our barrier treatment ensures we knock down ticks at every stage of their life cycle and therefore, stay away from people and pets. As with all of our services, we promise nearly 90% elimination for three straight weeks.

We guarantee 100% satisfaction

We firmly stand behind our products and services, and even use them ourselves. However, if there’s any reason you’re not satisfied, we’ll either give your yard another application or offer your money back — no questions asked. But we know you probably want to do your research before deciding on a company, so we encourage you to click the Google graphic on the right to read nearly 200 reviews of Mosquito Squad of Central Massachusetts from local homeowners who have used our services.

You have the power to protect your family where the government can’t. For your Topsfield tick control, contact Mosquito Squad of Massachusetts today. Give us a call at 978-315-5811 or fill out the form on our home page, and we’ll get in touch with you. 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!

All of Mosquito Squad’s products are EPA-registered, but we know there are some people who prefer to avoid synthetics all together and be as “green” as possible. That’s why we also offer an all-natural, botanical barrier treatment formula that we developed with essential oils. This formula is more of a repellant than an eliminator, which confuses bugs with its scent and drives them out of your yard.

It has a pleasant botanical scent to people for a few hours after application, but wears off quickly to the human nose. While it’s not quite as effective as our traditional mosquito and tick control treatment, it comes close — most customers notice a reduction in yard pests between 65-80%. Our all-natural formula is also time released, but we recommend reapplication every two weeks instead of three that our traditional treatment would need.

Read more:

Read our Central Mass Mosquito Control blog
Read our Central Mass Lyme Disease blog
Boston Patch “tick explosion” article
CDC report
CDC Lyme disease info
CDC Lyme disease map Lyme disease info Norfolk County
TIME magazine article on CDC report

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