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Ashburnham tick control

The last thing anyone wants to do is pull a tick off themselves or a loved one. Then there’s the waiting to see if any symptoms of a tick-borne disease show up, like Lyme disease or something even worse, like Babesiosis. Unfortunately, here in New England, the chances of getting Lyme disease are pretty high, and it was even officially declared a state-wide epidemic in 2015. When the CDC reported in May 2018 that diseases from mosquitoes and ticks had more than tripled since 2004, they were also quick to point out that 80% of vector control organizations lack critical prevention and control capabilities, such as surveillance and having an action plan for mosquito and tick control.

Fortunately, Mosquito Squad picks up the slack where the government falls behind, and with our signature barrier treatment, you’re protected from both mosquitoes and ticks in your yard by nearly 90% for up to 21 days at a time — guaranteed. But if you’re looking specifically for protection from ticks, our Ashburnham tick control goes above and beyond the standard barrier treatment to make sure ticks in every stage of life are eliminated. Our approach is two-pronged, and we enlist the help of some furry friends.

How our Ashburnham tick control works, the first step:

The first thing we do is perform a traditional barrier treatment around your yard, just like we do for mosquitoes. That means distributing our barrier spray all over your yard, working fro the perimeter inward. For ticks, we give extra attention to places they’re known to be, like tall grassy areas and woodpiles. Our EPA-registered formula will knock down the adults and because it’s a residual, time-released solution, and will continue to eliminate them for up to three weeks. So, if a tick finds its way into your yard by hitching a ride on say, a squirrel, once that tick encounters anything that was sprayed with our odorless, colorless solution, it’ll be eliminated shortly afterward. Whether it’s a leaf, a wood chip, a bush, or even a lawn ornament — it doesn’t matter. Any exposure to our solution will eliminate the tick.

But we then go on to the next step, which is what we call “the bonus round.”

Step two in our Ashburnham tick control

If you do your research online, you’ll see that other outdoor pest control companies stop at a spray when it comes to ticks. Not Mosquito Squad. We take it a step further and use the help of the common field mouse, who is a cute, innocent, and very stealthy “helper” in our fight against ticks. Contrary to their name, “deer ticks” actually pick up things like Lyme disease not from deer, but most often from mice, bunnies, and other small critters who call your and your neighbors’ yards home. This usually happens when ticks are in their larva or nymph stage of life. So we strategically place these small, biodegradable tubes called “tick tubes” in places they frequent.

Tick tubes are stuffed with cotton that is treated with a mild insecticide called permethrin, which is harmless to the small animals but lethal to ticks. The idea is (and this works impressively well) that the mice or other small mammal finds this cotton and brings it back to their nest to cozy it up. In doing so, the permethrin rubs off on their fur, and when a young tick attempts to get its blood meal from one of these animals, it encounters the chemical and is soon eliminated. This “straight to the source” approach allows Mosquito Squad to get rid of ticks in all stages of life and thus, halt their life cycle in your yard, ensuring 90% or more tick elimination overall.

Mosquito Squad GUARANTEES 100% Satisfaction

We are confident in the effectiveness of our products and services and stand behind them 100%, and even use them ourselves. But, if, for any reason, you’re not completely satisfied, just let us know. We’ll either give your yard another application or offer your money back — no questions asked. We’re in the business of eliminating and repelling bugs, not customers, and we’ll do whatever it takes to keep you around. But don’t just take our word for it — click the Google graphic on the right to read over 200 reviews from local homeowners who have used Mosquito Squad in the past.

Ticks suck (literally) and are potentially dangerous, and no, the government is not prepared to help protect its citizens from them. But you, as a homeowner, have the power to take your Ashburnham tick control into your own hands, at least in your own yard. Call Mosquito Squad of Central Massachusetts today at 978-315-5811 to get started on taking back your yard and feeling a bit more at peace with spending time outside. We look forward to helping you fight the bite!



With Mosquito Squad, protection is guaranteed!

If you are not completely satisfied with your mosquito or tick control treatment, contact us within 21 days of that treatment for a re-spray at no additional charge, or a 100% refund of that treatment.

Looking for something a little “greener”? Not a problem.

While all of our products are EPA-registered, we understand that there are some people who are more comfortable avoiding synthetics and going as “green” as possible. That’s why we also developed an all-natural, botanical barrier treatment formula. Based on essential oils, we mix this solution in-house and like the traditional barrier treatment, it eliminates ticks and mosquitoes on contact.

But unlike the traditional formula, after it dries, it acts as a repellant that “chases” the bugs away. While it’s also time-released, it breaks down slightly faster than the traditional formula so we recommend another treatment every two weeks instead of three. As far as its effectiveness goes, most homeowners who choose this method notice around 80% fewer bugs! It’s easy being green with Mosquito Squad!

Read more:

Read our Central Mass Mosquito Control blog
Read our Central Mass Lyme Disease blog
CDC report
CDC Lyme disease info
CDC Babesiosis info
CNBC story on CDC report
TIME magazine article on CDC report

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