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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  • Asian Beetle Control

    Though they won’t transfer disease to you, Asian beetles have a painful bite and leave an unpleasant odor with stains behind when they’re smooshed. Not to be confused with sweet Lady Bugs, Asian beetles will make their way indoors to bother you if they’re not caught outside.

  • Boxelder Bug Control

    Belonging to the same family as stink bugs, boxelders like to find their way indoors to keep warm. They release an unpleasant odor when crushed and leave stains on surfaces. Treating to remove boxelder bugs while they are outside of the home is the best way to keep them away.

  • Commercial Services

    Keep your customers coming back and bite free with Mosquito Squad’s commercial treatments. After 30 minutes, your children and pets can enjoy using your outdoor space again. Our commercial services reduce up to 90% of the mosquito and tick population plaguing your property, letting you take control. With over 2 million successful treatments to date, our experience makes Mosquito Squad the most trusted name in Mosquito Control.

  • 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.

  • Natural Mosquito Treatment Option

    While our Traditional Barrier Protection Treatment products are registered with the EPA, we also offer a solution that uses essential oils for a completely natural repellant that kills mosquitoes and ticks on contact. Lasting up to 21 days, our technicians handle application schedules that let you enjoy your yard within 30 minutes of service.

  • 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.

  • Spider Control

    Most spiders aren’t harmful, but that doesn’t mean we don’t get the creepy crawlies when they come around. If there are clusters of spiders outside, it’s only a matter of time before they come indoors. With the expertise to handle both venomous and non-dangerous breeds, we’ll eliminate your spider problem.

  • Stink Bug Control

    As their name implies, stink bugs leave an odor that will ruin any outdoor time you have in mind. Whether you need one-time treatment, seasonal, or consistent control, our EPA-registered formula will clear out these smelly pests.

  • 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.

  • ULV Fogging

    Designed for larger properties with mosquito problems, our ULV Fogging process efficiently treats mosquito populations using a high volume of air at a low pressure to atomize our barrier formula. With minimal residue, ULV Fogging is effective for areas like campgrounds or residential streets.