Should I Be Worried About Ticks at my Suburban Home?

Author: Mosquito Squad of Boston Metro South

If you’re wondering what kind of a threat ticks present around your suburban home, consider this.

The Global Lyme Alliance reports the most recent estimate of 476,000 new cases of Lyme Disease in the US every year. Scientists estimate that two million people could have suffered from post-treatment Lyme disease at the end of last year.

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY FROM TICK BITES WHILE CAMPING IN YOUR BACKYARD

Suburban Boston families with young children are starting to enjoy the autumn season with backyard camping by snuggling up in cozy tents under the stars. It’s hard to resist staying outside after enjoying a beautiful evening in your yard warmed by a campfire.

We encourage you to enjoy this time outdoors with your family campers while being cautious of what’s out there around you at the same time. Be sure that all members of your camping party are well clothed, covering areas of their body that may normally be exposed. And that means NO CAMPING SHORTS, NO SHORT SLEEVE SHIRTS and BE SURE TO WEAR SOCKS.

HOW TO PROTECT YOUR SUBURBAN BACKYARD FROM TICKS

Now that autumn is here with winter soon approaching, have Mosquito Squad of Boston Metro South place tick destroying tick tubes around your home and throughout your backyard. Mosquito Squad tick tubes are made of biodegradable material, and they are filled with treated cotton. They are created to be environmentally friendly, causing no harm to humans, pets, or the environment. They work in places that sprays can’t reach, and this is their superpower. As ticks are always looking for a “free ride,” they will cling onto field mice throughout your backyard and around the exterior of your property.

Initially, nymph or larval ticks feed on mice. This is where ticks often get the diseases they carry, such as the bacteria that cause Lyme disease. Mice are nocturnal animals. They sleep during the day, so when you have a spray tick treatment applied to your yard, it will eliminate the adult ticks roaming among the grass and brush, but the mice are burrowed deep in the ground beyond the spray’s reach. That means the ticks that the mice are carrying remain safe and alive, ready to emerge for their next blood meal.

Mosquito Squad tick tubes contain the element that reaches deep down where sprays can’t. Each tube is placed strategically in your yard and filled with treated cotton. Mice find this cotton and use it to bed their nests. The cotton, while not harmful to the mice, will kill the ticks that are feeding on them. That makes for an entire generation of ticks that never make it past feeding on mice to find bigger and sometimes human hosts.

MOSQUITO SQUAD HAS THE TICK ELIMINATION SYSTEM DOWN PAT

Luckily for all of us, 16 years ago Mosquito Squad invented the tick elimination and mosquito control business. And luckily for suburban families with camping fans, we keep you better informed about newer technologies to further enhance our tick fighting arsenal every year.

Remember this wisdom from Jason Cameron, licensed contractor and television host, who is a good friend of The Squad. In 95 seconds, you can learn these invaluable 6 steps to eliminate ticks around your home and throughout your back yard.

Get in touch with Mosquito Squad of Boston Metro South to discuss our tick control and protection for your home right here.