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The most effective Harvard MA tick control you’ll find

They’re creepy, they’re crawly, they’re . . . the vampires of the bug world. Ticks are nobody’s friends and unlike vampires, the bite of a tick will not make one immortal – quite the opposite, actually. They transmit all kinds of terrible diseases, including Lyme disease which, as you probably know, is all over the Northeast. It’s so bad here that Massachusetts officially declared it an epidemic in 2005. But there’s another, much worse tick-vectored illness on the rise, Powassan virus. While it is rare, it’s often fatal, and CDC reports that between 2007-2016, there were 16 cases in Massachusetts. In fact, the CDC reported in May 2018 that diseases from both ticks and mosquitoes have more than tripled since 2004, and that rate is steadily increasing.

That’s enough to make anyone want to shut themselves indoors and never want to go outside again. But we don’t want you to do that, and it’s safe to say you probably don’t, either.

There is a better way to protect yourself and your family from ticks and tick-borne diseases, and that’s with Mosquito Squad of Massachusetts. The traditional barrier spray treatment that we use for mosquitoes also eliminates ticks on your property by up to 90%, but we take an extra step to make sure these little bloodsuckers don’t come anywhere near you or your loved ones on your property.

The first step in our Harvard MA tick control method

First we take the same approach as our traditional mosquito barrier treatment, treating the perimeter of your yard with our EPA-registered formula on all surfaces except flowers, and work our way inward. We cover bushes, trees, leaves, woodpiles, on and under decks . . . you name it. If you have any tall, grassy areas in your yard, we’ll give those special attention, because that’s where ticks are most likely to be found, resting, breeding, and waiting to hitch a ride on their next blood meal. It’s our job to make sure that’s not you or your loved ones.

Since our formula is micro encapsulated and therefore time-released, you’ll be protected from ticks (and mosquitoes, and other biting bugs) for up to 21 days. And since it adheres to everything it’s applied to, it prevents existing tick eggs from hatching, thus stopping the life cycle. As with our mosquito barrier treatment, we recommend reapplication every three weeks for maximum efficiency.

But we don’t stop there.

Mosquito Squad’s second step in Harvard MA tick control

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 Harvard 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 nest, 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 get its blood meal from 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. How effective is it? Just as, if not more than our traditional mosquito barrier treatment — 90% reduction for up to three weeks at a time. Our seasonal plans will ensure you never have to remember to make additional appointments, and we’ll always call and confirm with you that we’re coming 24 hours in advance so there are no surprises, and you can spend time in your yard this summer worry-free.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Mosquito Squad stands behind all its services and products, but if there’s any reason you’re not completely satisfied, let us know. We’ll either re-treat your property or offer your money back — no questions asked. We’re in the business of repelling and eliminating bugs, not customers. We also know that smart consumers like to do their research before choosing a company, so we encourage you to click the Google graphic in the right sidebar to read nearly 200 reviews from local homeowners who have used our services in the past.

Protect your loved ones from ticks, mosquitoes, and the diseases they carry this summer, and enjoy your yard once again. Contact Mosquito Squad of Central Massachusetts today for worry-free Harvard MA tick control all season long. Give us a call at 978-315-5811, or fill out the form on our home page for a free consultation. 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.

It’s easy being “green” with Mosquito Squad!

We know there are some people who prefer to stay away from synthetics and go as “green” as possible. All of our products are EPA-registered, but we understand. So we developed a special, all-natural, barrier treatment formula based on essential oils. It’s a repellant, not an eliminator — basically it confuses and disgusts bugs and “chases” them off your property.

It has a pleasant botanical scent that wears off to the human nose after a few hours, but it definitely continues to gross out the bugs. While our all-natural formula isn’t quite as effective as our traditional barrier treatment, it’s close — customers who use this formula report between 65-80% reduction of yard pests. Also a time-released solution, because of its botanical makeup, it breaks down a little faster, so we recommend re-application every two weeks instead of three.

Read more:

Read our Central Mass Mosquito Control blog
Read our Central Mass Lyme Disease blog
CDC Lyme disease site
CDC Powassan statistics
New York Times article on CDC report
TIME magazine article on CDC report

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