If you live in Massachusetts, chances are you or someone one you know has been affected with Lyme disease. It’s so prevalent here that it was actually declared an epidemic in the Commonwealth in 2015. Recent studies have shown how and why some may recover from Lyme disease fully, while others live with it chronically. Regardless, it’s safe to say that nobody wants to get Lyme disease in the first place. When the CDC released a report in May 2018 that diseases from mosquitoes and ticks had more than tripled in recent years, it was hardly a surprise to anyone in the Northeast. In Massachusetts specifically, tick-related diseases have exploded to levels never seen before.
The best way to protect yourself from tick-borne diseases is to avoid exposure to ticks all together. While Mosquito Squad can’t protect you when you’re out hiking in the woods, we can protect you at home in your own yard. Our Sharon tick control is guaranteed to eliminate nearly 90% of ticks on your property for up to three weeks at a time, or your money back. By using a combination of our traditional mosquito control treatments with an added tactic, we’re able to halt the life cycle of the ticks in your yard and thus, greatly reduce their population long-term.
The first thing we do is apply a barrier treatment spray, just as we would when treating for mosquitoes. This eliminates about 90% of adult ticks on contact. When we’re concentrating on eliminating ticks, we give extra attention to places they like to hide, like tall grassy areas, woodpiles, leaf piles, and generally anywhere they can hitch a ride on any unsuspecting passers-by.
A barrier treatment spray would be good enough for some companies, but not Mosquito Squad. We then add to our Sharon tick control arsenal these things called tick tubes, which we strategically place around your property. These are small, biodegradable tubes that are stuffed with a cotton treated with permethrin, a mild insecticide. Mice and other small mammals like to use cotton to cozy up their nests and burrows, and when they find the cotton in these tubes, they take it back home. In using this cotton for their nests, the permethrin rubs off on their fur. Contrary to their name, deer ticks don’t actually acquire Lyme disease from deer most of the time — it’s these small critters in your backyard. And it’s usually the ticks in their larva or nymph stages of life that do so. When one of these younger ticks tries to get their blood meal from one of these backyard animals, they’re soon eliminated. Don’t worry, permethrin doesn’t harm the animal — they end up being stealthy little helpers in halting the life cycle of ticks to reduce their population in your yard drastically!
Mosquito Squad is confident in its 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. We’re 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 Sharon tick control and protect yourself and your family this season. Take back your yard from mosquitoes, ticks, and other biting bugs and 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!
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.
We understand. 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, our all-natural approach focuses more on repelling bugs than eliminating them.
While not 90% effective as our traditional barrier treatment, it’s close — most customers who elect this option notice a reduction in bugs between 75-80%. Also a time-released formula, this barrier treatment is recommended to be repeated every two weeks, instead of the traditional three.