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Concord MA tick control

At the beginning of May 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released an alarming report that diseases from mosquitoes and ticks more than tripled between 2004 and 2016. Further, ticks were responsible for about 77% of those, with Lyme disease accounting for 82% of all tick-borne disease reports. Those numbers are disturbing in and of itself, but the numbers are staggering for Massachusetts — it puts us as #3 in number of tick-borne diseases in the nation.

What is most disturbing, however, is that according to one of the study’s authors, Dr. Lyle Petersen, nearly 80% of vector control organizations need improvement in at least one or more of five core competencies, such as testing for pesticide resistance or even having an action plan to kill mosquitoes and ticks at every life stage.

Said Dr. Petersen to CNBC: “Our nation is not fully prepared to deal with this new onslaught of vector-borne diseases. We need better tools to control them and we need to strengthen health departments and vector-control organizations to deal with them as well.”

Knowing that government organizations have a long way to go to deal with mosquitoes and ticks is not a comforting thought, but you as a homeowner can take matters into your own hands, at least on your own property. Reports like this are exactly why Mosquito Squad exists — to give homeowners control over the mosquito and tick populations in their own yard, thus greatly reducing the chances of contracting a vector-borne illness. Our mosquito barrier control treatment, which can eliminate up to 90% of mosquitoes on your property, can also eliminate the same amount of your property’s ticks. By having our professionals treat your yard once every 21 days with one of our seasonal plans, you can rest assured your family and pets are protected all summer long. With our Concord MA tick control, however, we go the extra mile to make sure that ticks don’t come anywhere near you or your family.

How our Concord MA tick control works

We first approach our Concord MA tick control the same way that we do our traditional mosquito barrier treatment — treating your property from the perimeter inward, applying our EPA-registered formula on everything except flowers and other bee-pollinated plants. We cover trees, bushes, on top of and under decks, patios, lawn ornaments, you name it. For ticks, we give extra special attention to tall grassy areas because that’s prime tick territory — where they’re most likely to be hanging out, breeding, resting, and waiting for their next blood meal. We’re in the business of making sure that’s not you.

Our traditional barrier treatment, regardless of whether for ticks or mosquitoes, is guaranteed to be up to 90% effective for three straight weeks before needing reapplication. Because it’s micro encapsulated, adhesive, and therefore time-released, it eliminates any new ticks, mosquitoes, or other biting buts that encounter it, plus prevents any existing eggs from hatching. This stops the life cycle, but then we go a step further.

Concord MA tick control — the “bonus round”

While a barrier treatment would be enough for many companies, it’s not enough for Mosquito Squad. We want to make sure to go “straight to the source” of where future adult ticks might be. So the next phase of our Concord MA tick control strategy is employing tick tubes. These are small, biodegradable tubes stuffed with a treated cotton that we strategically place around your yard to entice mice. Mice are usually the first choice of a blood meal for ticks in their nymph stage. So when mice find these cotton-stuffed tubes, they take some of the cotton back to their burrows to make them nice and cozy, and the permethrin that is on the cotton rubs off on their fur. While harmless to mice, it’s fatal to ticks. When a tick tries to attack one of these mice, it has no chance of surviving and is shortly eliminated thereafter.

This extra, proactive step Mosquito Squad takes by using tick tubes in addition to our barrier treatment ensures we knock down ticks at every stage of their life cycle and therefore, don’t have a chance of coming anywhere near you or your family on your property.

Prefer an all-natural solution? No problem.

All of Mosquito Squad’s products are EPA-registerd, however we’re aware that some people would prefer to avoid synthetics and go as all-natural as possible. That’s why we developed our all-natural barrier treatment, which is based on essential oils. This botanical solution does not eliminate bugs as much as it repels them. After we apply it, many customers say it has a pleasant scent, though it goes away after a couple hours. However, to a bug’s nose, it’s repulsive and chases them off your property. Though not quite as effective as our traditional barrier treatment, it’s close — most customer who use this treatment report a reduction in yard pests anywhere between 65-80%. Also a time-released solution, because of its botanical makeup it breaks down slightly faster than our traditional formula, so we recommend reapplication every two weeks instead of three.

100% Guaranteed Satisfaction

We’re extremely confident in our service and effectiveness of our product, but if you’re not happy for any reason at all, we’ll either re-treat your property or give you your money back. But we also know that smart consumers like to do their research before choosing a mosquito or tick control company, so we encourage you to click the Google button on the right to read what nearly 200 local homeowners have to say about us.

Don’t wait on the government to protect you and your family from the dangers of tick-borne illnesses. Take it into your own hands and contact Mosquito Squad for the most effective Concord MA tick control. Give us a call for a free consultation at 978-315-5811 or drop us a line via our contact form and we’ll get ahold of you. No matter how we get in touch, we look forward to helping you!

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.


Read more:

Read our Central Mass Mosquito Control blog
Read our Central Mass Lyme Disease blog
CDC info page on their report
CNBC article on CDC report
CNN article on CDC report
TIME magazine article on CDC report
WBUR Lyme disease map

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