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Mosquito Squad takes your Lunenburg tick control seriously

Ticks suck. Literally. And if you live in Massachusetts, you know that Lyme disease is rampant here. But there’s another, much worse tick-transmitted disease on the rise, Powassan virus. While it is rare, it’s often fatal, and CDC reports that between 2007-2016, there were 16 cases of Powassan in Massachusetts. In fact, the CDC recently reported that diseases from both ticks and mosquitoes have more than tripled since 2004, and that rate is steadily increasing. They’re really driving home the importance of being aware of ticks lately, even ruining poppyseed muffins for us. In this report, the CDC also quite frankly states that about 80% of vector control organizations lack critical prevention and control capabilities.

Knowing that government organizations aren’t prepared to deal with a pandemic of diseases from mosquitoes and ticks is not a comforting thought, but as a homeowner, you can protect your family from these little vampires, at least on your own property. Reports like this are why Mosquito Squad exists — to give people 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 treatment, which can eliminate up to 90% of mosquitoes on your property, also eliminates 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 be sure your family and pets are protected all summer long, without interruption. With our Lunenburg tick control, however, we take an extra measure to make sure that ticks don’t come anywhere near you or your family.

Mosquito Squad’s Lunenburg tick control, step one

The first phase of our Lunenburg tick control is the same as our traditional mosquito barrier treatment — we treat your property from the perimeter inward, applying our EPA-registered formula on everything except flowers and other bee-friendly plants. We cover everything — bushes, decks and beneath them, leaves, trees, woodpiles, garden gnomes, you name it. For ticks, we give extra attention to any tall grassy areas and places like leaf piles, because that’s prime tick territory. You’re most likely to find them in those places breeding, resting, and waiting to hitch a ride on the next tasty meal that walks by. Mosquito Squad is in the business of making sure that’s not you.

Since our formula is micro encapsulated, it’s time-released, meaning you’ll be protected from ticks (and other biting bugs) for up to three weeks at a time. It’s odorless and colorless, and adheres to everything it’s applied to, therefore it prevents existing tick eggs from hatching. This helps stop the life cycle of the tick population in your yard. As with mosquito barrier treatment, we recommend reapplication every three weeks for maximum efficiency. Don’t worry, we offer seasonal packages so you don’t forget to reschedule, and we’ll always call a day in advance to remind you that we’re coming.

Step two in our Lunenburg tick control method

While many companies would pack up and go home after spraying, it’s not enough for Mosquito Squad. We go “straight to the source” of where we know future adult ticks are — mice. The next phase of our Lunenburg tick control strategy is using tick tubes. These are small, biodegradable tubes stuffed with a permethrin-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. When they do this, the permethrin that is on the cotton rubs off on their fur. While that chemical is harmless to mice, it’s fatal to ticks. So when a nymph 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, stay away from people and pets. As with all of our services, we promise nearly 90% elimination for three straight weeks.

100% satisfaction guaranteed!

We firmly stand behind our products and services, and even use them ourselves. However, if there’s any reason you’re not satisfied, we’ll either give your yard another application or offer your money back — no questions asked. But we know you probably want to do your research before deciding on a company, so we encourage you to click the Google graphic on the right to read nearly 200 reviews of Mosquito Squad of Central Massachusetts from local homeowners who have used our services.

It’s time to take back your yard while keeping your family safe from the dangers of bug-borne diseases. For the most effective, longest-lasting Lunenburg tick control, contact Mosquito Squad today. Give us a call at 978-315-5811 or fill out our contact form to sign up. We look forward to helping you fight the bite and take back your yard!

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 keep it “green”?

We get it. All of Mosquito Squad’s products are EPA-registered, but we know there are some people who prefer to avoid synthetics all together. That’s why we also offer an all-natural barrier treatment formula that we developed with essential oils. This formula is a repellant, not an eliminator, which confuses bugs with its scent and drives them out of your yard. It has a pleasant botanical scent to people for a few hours after application, but wears off quickly to the human nose.

While it’s not quite as effective as our traditional mosquito and tick control treatment, it comes close — most customers who use our all-natural barrier spray notice a reduction in yard pests between 65-80%. It’s also time released, but it breaks down a little faster because of its botanical makeup. So we recommend reapplication every two weeks instead of three that our traditional treatment would need.

Read more:

Read our Central Mass Mosquito Control blog
Read our Central Mass Lyme Disease blog
CDC Powassan stats
Mashable article on “poppyseed muffins”
TIME magazine article on CDC report

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