What is a Tick Control Tube?
At Mosquito Squad of West St. Louis, we believe that the most effective tick control method is a combination of our barrier treatment and tick tube system. The barrier spray probably doesn’t require an explanation, but tick tubes? What are they, you might ask?
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.
Why Are Tick Tubes More Successful Than Spray Alone?
A: Tick control tubes contain cotton treated with insecticide.
B: Mice collect the treated cotton to line their nests.
C: Ticks feeding on the mice die.
Tick tubes contain the element that reaches deep down where the spray 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.
It’s Not Too Late To Start Your Tick Control Treatment
Ticks are nasty little bugs, and they can carry dangerous diseases. In addition to the risk of Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted fever, and Bourbon virus, tick bites can cause you to become allergic to red meat.
At Mosquito Squad of West St. Louis County, we are heavily invested in giving you the one-two punch that barrier treatment AND tick tubes give by eliminating adult, nymph, and larval ticks. We are still installing our spring round of tube systems, call and schedule today. It’s not too late to take control of your yard!
When you’re out enjoying untreated parks and natural areas, be sure to take tick safety seriously.