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Marlborough MA tick control

There is absolutely NOTHING good about ticks. They’re gross little creepy-crawly bloodsucking bugs that have the potential to transmit some seriously scary 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. Last year, ticks were so bad that Boston 25 News called it a “tick explosion.” There are other terrible tick-borne diseases here, though, that aren’t Lyme. Things like Babesiosis, that is dangerous to both humans and dogs, and the very scary Powassan virus, which is on the rise.

In fact, in May 2018 the CDC released a report stating that diseases from mosquitoes and ticks have more than tripled in the United States since 2004, and unfortunately that rate does not appear to be slowing down. Further, the CDC also outright states that 80% of government vector-control organizations are not prepared to deal with this new onslaught of vector-borne diseases. All one has to do is go to the City of Marlborough’s website and do a search for “ticks” and it’ll yield little more than a PDF document, and Mass.gov just offers basic info, which is informational, but on the whole, not proactive in protecting you or your family.

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 it’s specifically tick protection that you’re looking for, our Marlborough MA tick control goes above and beyond the standard barrier treatment to make sure ticks in every stage of life are eliminated. We take a two step approach, and we enlist the help of some furry friends.

Step One in our Marlborough MA tick control

We start with the same process 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 treat bushes, trees, the undersides of leaves, woodpiles, on and under decks . . . basically everywhere. If you have any tall, grassy areas in your yard, we’ll give those special attention, because that’s prime tick territory. It’s where they’re 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, two legs or four.

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. Just like our mosquito barrier treatment, we recommend reapplication every three weeks for maximum efficiency.

But then we move on to what we call “the bonus round.”

Phase Two of our Marlborough MA tick control — a.k.a. “the bonus round”

If you do your research online, you’ll find 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 eliminated shortly thereafter. 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 so confident in the effectiveness of our work that if you aren’t completely satisfied for any reason, we’ll either re-treat your property or offer your money back. But we’re aware that a company’s reputation is only as good as its customers’ word, so we encourage you to click the button on the right to read over 200 reviews of Mosquito Squad of Central Massachusetts from local homeowners who have used our services.

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 Marlborough tick control all season long. Give us a call at 978-315-5811, or fill out the form on our home page for a fee consultation. No matter how we get in touch, we look forward to helping you 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.

If you prefer to stay as “green” as possible. . .

We do offer an all-natural solution. While all of Mosquito Squads products are EPA-registered, we also get that some people won’t settle for anything less than 100% “green." That’s why we also offer an all-natural barrier treatment solution for your unwanted pests.

Based on natural oils, this more “crunchy” approach focuses more on repelling these little nuisances than eliminating them. It’s not quite as effective as our traditional mosquito and tick control solution, but it’s pretty darn close — most customers notice a reduction in yard pests between 65-80%. Also time-released, this application is recommended to be repeated every two weeks, instead of the traditional three.

Read more:

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

Boston 25 News “tick explosion” story
CDC Lyme disease info
CDC report
City of Marlborough’s website
CNBC story on CDC report
Mass.gov tick-borne diseases page

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