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Dunstable 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 in recent years, 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. (A quick search on the Town of Dunstable’s website for ticks, you’ll see there are only two tiny links to elsewhere, nothing more.)

So if the government isn’t fully prepared to protect its citizens from mosquito- and tick-borne illnesses, what can a private citizen do? That’s where Mosquito Squad of Massachusetts comes in. Our Dunstable tick control is guaranteed to be nearly 90% effective for three weeks at a time, just like our mosquito control. And with our tick control, we take it a step further to make sure ticks don’t go anywhere near you and your family. With our approach, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that while the government can’t protect you and your family from ticks and mosquitoes, you can.

Mosquito Squad’s Dunstable tick control, phase one

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 like 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, 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 afterwards. 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.”

Phase two in our Dunstable tick control

Whereas other outdoor pest control companies stop at a spray, Mosquito Squad goes the extra mile to ensure younger ticks don’t mature into full-blown adult ticks. Here’s where we strategically place tick tubes around your property. These are small, biodegradable tubes stuffed with a treated cotton that lure field mice, which are usually the source of the blood meal for ticks in their earlier stages of life. Mice like to take this cotton back to their nests, and when they do, the chemical on the cotton (permethrin) rubs off on their fur. While it’s harmless to the mice, any tick that tries to take a bite out of one of these mice will be eliminated shortly thereafter. By using tick tubes and mice as helpers, we’re able to halt the life cycle of these little vampires in your yard, thus drastically reducing their population in your yard by nearly 90%. As we mentioned, each barrier treatment generally lasts for about 21 days before needing reapplication.

Guaranteed 100% Satisfaction

We’re confident in the effectiveness of all of our products and services, and we even use them ourselves. But if there’s any reason you’re not satisfied, just let us know. We’ll either give your property another treatment or offer your money back — no questions asked. Mosquito Squad is in the business of eliminating bugs, not customers! But we know people like to do their research, so so we encourage you to click the button on the right to read over 200 reviews from local homeowners who have used our services in the past.

Take control of your Dunstable tick control and protect yourself and your family where the government simply isn’t equipped. Contact Mosquito Squad today to start feeling safer in your own yard, and take it back from mosquitoes, ticks, and other biting bugs. Give us a call at 978-315-5811 or fill out the contact form on our home page and we’ll get in touch with you. 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.

Prefer to avoid synthetics?

While all of Mosquito Squad’s products are EPA-registered, we also offer an all-natural barrier treatment solution for those of us who prefer to stay as “green” as possible. We developed this formula with essential oils as a base.

This solution also eliminates on contact, but after that acts as a repellant, that “chases” the bugs away. It’s not quite as effective as our traditional mosquito and tick control treatment, but it’s still pretty powerful — most customers notice a reduction in yard pests up to 80%. Also a time-released formula, it breaks down a little faster because of its botanical makeup, so we recommend reapplication every two weeks instead of the traditional barrier treatment’s three.

Read more:

Read our Central Mass Mosquito Control blog
Read our Central Mass Lyme Disease blog

CDC Babesiosis info
CDC Lyme disease info
CDC report
Town of Dunstable’s website tick info

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