The Dangers of Ticks
With Lyme Disease on the rise in America, exposure to ticks is becoming a point of significant concern. Over the past decade, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported approximately 30,000 new cases of Lyme Disease each year. The symptoms of Lyme Disease include severe fatigue, rashes, fever, and joint pain. If caught early enough, antibiotics can help mitigate these symptoms.
Other tick-borne diseases include:
Transmission of Lyme Disease
Ticks are the primary vector of human-contracted Lyme Disease. Dogs and cats are equally if not more susceptible to tick-borne Lyme Disease – given their active lifestyle and low to the ground physiques. Ticks tend to attach to anything they contact directly. As a result, when humans and animals brush against low-lying vegetation, the potential exposure to ticks magnifies greatly. Approximately three-fourths of all tick bites result from everyday outdoor activities, such as playing, gardening, and hiking outdoors.
Types of Tick Control Services
At Mosquito Squad, we are proud to offer two distinct types of tick-control service:
- Our traditional mosquito barrier treatment effectively kills ticks on contact
- Our tick tube treatment is an excellent strategy for eliminating ticks
Traditional Mosquito Barriers
If left untreated, tick populations can multiply quickly. The type of ticks that transmit Lyme Disease typically lay 3,000 or more eggs per batch. A single tick can lay up to 15,000 eggs over its lifetime. Our mosquito barrier treatment eliminates ticks at the source – their breeding grounds. We will also create a protective perimeter around your home. This perimeter is particularly successful with ticks, given they tend to live at the outer edges of lawns/fields.
Comprehensive Tick Control with Tick Tube Treatment
For comprehensive tick control, we also offer our special tick tube treatment. This treatment involves strategically placing biodegradable tick tubes around your property to lure mice. We fill each tick tube with insecticide-soaked cotton that the mice then collect and use for bedding. The reason we go after mice is simple: When ticks attach to mice, they will be taken to their nest and poisoned by the cotton.