Tick Control program

Tick Control Program

Ticks in your garden and around your home can be a nuisance not only to your pets but to you and your family. Ticks have been known to carry numerous harmful blood-borne diseases such as Lyme disease. Some of these diseases could even kill your pets.

Inspection

Our tick control program starts with a thorough inspection of your property.

Evaluation

  1. Inspect interior of home. Make recommendations on the added value of De-cluttering, washing and drying infested clothing, vacuuming.
  2. Inspect pests resting areas, feeding areas, and litter box areas.
  3. Check exterior foundation of property.
  4. Check property lines (wooded areas, shrubbery, trees, leaf litter)
  5. Check flower beds and gardens.
  6. Check yard areas (grass, out buildings, playground equipment etc.)
  7. Make recommendations.

Treatment

Each property treatment will be designed for maximum control. It is recommended that a tick treatment be provided in Early Spring, Mid Summer and Early fall for maximum results. Each program could include and interior treatment and will always include exterior treatments.

Exterior treatments may include areas of high vegetation (wood lines), grassy areas (yards), around flower beds and playground equipment.

Ticks tend to survive best in damp, wooded areas, but have a low survival rate in areas that are bright and dry.

TIP: Create a citrus-based repellent

Ticks avoid citrus which makes it an effective repellent. To make: Boil 2 cups of water, add 2 chopped lemons, limes, oranges or grapefruit-alone or in combination. Bring to a boil for a minute or so then let simmer for an hour. Strain the fruit out, let cool, pour into a 16-ounce sprayer, and squirt it on you, your family and your pets.