Things to Know for East Longmeadow Tick Control

Tick on yellow leaf

With winter winding down, tick season will soon be upon us. Unlike past winters, warmer weather is beginning to return earlier than usual, which means ticks can emerge and breed earlier. The warming weather trend has made news in recent years for this reason. Ticks are not just a nuisance; they represent a significant threat to human and animal health. As you may already know, Lyme disease is on the rise in our region with no end in sight. Although this disease is curable, recognizing that one has Lyme disease is more challenging than you might think. Based on estimates, only one in every ten Lyme disease cases is correctly diagnosed, which opens the door for chronic illness. Untreated, Lyme disease can have many detrimental effects, including short-term memory loss and organ tissue swelling. And, even after being cured, patients can experience side effects that last for months. There are tick control measures you can take, though.

East Longmeadow Mosquito Control Strategies

Did you know that you can implement some mosquito and tick control yourself? Both mosquitoes and ticks can be found in similar environments. So, a great way to discourage these creatures from living on your property is by removing the habitat they like. Ticks like to inhabit areas of your yard where they can hide, stay out of the sun, and have access to water. For these reasons, it is a good idea to remove yard waste, grass clippings, leaf piles, and other waste from your property. Removing this habitat is also beneficial for mosquito control. Additionally, it’s a good idea to keep your outdoor living spaces away from the shaded, natural areas in your yard. Sometimes this isn’t an option, but you can also add cedar chip or gravel strips around your outdoor living areas to keep ticks away. Ticks tend to steer clear of gravel and they don’t like cedar.

Such strategies are certainly useful for tick and mosquito control, but they are far more effective when paired with professional help. At Mosquito Squad, we’ve been in business for nearly 20 years defending our community from ticks and mosquitoes. We understand how important tick control is to keep you and your family safe, which is why we offer treatments that are guaranteed to be effective. Using our barrier protection mist, which is effective against ticks and mosquitoes, we will create a series of zones where ticks are highly unlikely to enter. We apply the mist not only on your property’s perimeter but also around your outdoor living spaces. With a double line of defense, you can expect to see a dramatic reduction in the tick population on your property. As we always say, “Spray your yard, not yourself.” Without the need for irritating bug repellent, you can walk around your yard freely when you consult Mosquito Squad for expert tick control.

Although you can implement some tick control on your own, professional tick control from Mosquito Squad of Springfield is the best way to stay defended against ticks. Give us a call at (413) 418-3359.