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6 C’S OF TICK CONTROL

To reduce the risk of getting ticks on your property, you should contact the professional tick control experts at Mosquito Squad. Our licensed and trained professionals share with you the 6 C’s of tick control tips to help keep ticks out of your yard.

CLEAR OUT:

Reduce your tick exposure by clearing out areas where lawn and tree debris gathers. Ticks thrive in moist, shady areas and tend to die in sunny, dry areas. Don't position playground equipment, decks, or patios near treed areas.

CLEAN:

Eliminate leaf litter by cleaning it around the house and lawn edges. We also recommend mowing tall grass to keep your lawn short.

CHOOSE PLANTS:

Since deer can bring ticks to your yard, select plants and shrubs that don’t attract deer. You can also install physical barriers to keep deer out of your yard. Check with your local nursery to determine the best choices for your area. Learn which plants deter deer from HGTV.

CHECK HIDING PLACES:

Know tick hiding places and check them frequently. Fences, brick walls, and patio retaining walls are popular hiding places.

CARE FOR FAMILY PETS:

Family pets can suffer from tick-borne disease and can also carry infected ticks into your home. Talk to your veterinarian about using tick collars and sprays.

CALL THE PROS:

Professional tick control can offer two levels of service to eliminate ticks before they get to you. Our traditional mosquito control treatment kills adult ticks on contact, while tick tubes are placed around your property to entice mice. Mice collect the cotton in the tick tubes for bedding, and since most ticks get their first blood meals from mice, they are exposed to the treated cotton that effectively eliminates them. Strategically placed, tick tubes prompt field mice to incorporate tick-killing material in their bedding. This helps effectively eliminate hundreds of tick nymphs found in each mouse nest.

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  • Fire Ant Control

    True to their namesake, the sting of a fire ant bite is painful for humans and animals. They leave no room for relaxing outdoors because you’re constantly looking for an ant mound to avoid. If fire ants are holding you hostage inside your home, we'll come to the rescue.

  • Flea Control

    If fleas are coming for your pets, it’s only a matter of time before they get to you as well. Don’t let these bloodsuckers bite onto anyone; we will target the areas of your yard where fleas gather to stop the spread.

  • Fly Control

    No one enjoys having flies buzz around, but they’re much more than a nuisance. Flies pass hundreds of pathogens onto humans from the different surfaces they land on. And when they hang around in mass, it’s likely because there’s an underlying source to find and take care of. We can help.

  • Gnat Control

    Does anyone want gnats around? Gnope. Threatening the comfort and health of humans and pets, female gnats feed on blood, leaving itchy, swollen bumps behind. Our pros have the most effective treatment methods for these irritating pests.

  • No-See-Um Control

    Even if they’re not visible, these pests swarm and bite, spreading disease as they go. Our automatic misting system is the perfect solution to permanently rid No-See-Ums from your yard. This system allows for consistent control with 30-second misting sessions throughout the day, so you can take back the outdoors.

  • Special Event Sprays

    Forget about you and your guests being bitten during your next outdoor event, and don’t bother carrying around spray repellent that gets everywhere. We’ll arrive early to apply your treatment before any food arrives, ensuring the spray is dry and odor-free before the start of your event.

  • Tick & Flea Control

  • Tick Control

    Ticks love all sorts of areas that are close to the ground – from leaf piles to wooded areas, shrubs, and birdfeeders – there are many places they’ll take refuge until they find someone to feed on. Avoid the many tick-borne diseases that people and pets are susceptible to with professional treatment.

  • Traditional Mosquito Barrier Treatment

    This signature treatment helps keeps you free from mosquitoes, reducing the population on contact and working continuously for up to 21 days. The most effective control targets areas of your yard where mosquitoes feed and reproduce, with recurring protection to ensure you’re covered. Working with our team lets you enjoy pest-free time outdoors without worrying about when your next treatment is. Our technicians are trained to utilize yard friendly practices that won’t damage your property.