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Shrewsbury MA tick control

Recently the CDC reported that mosquito- and tick-borne diseases more than tripled since 2004, the majority of them (77%) were from ticks. What’s worse is that Massachusetts is the 3rd highest in the nation when it comes to tick numbers, which is appropriately being dubbed a “tick explosion” by the Boston Patch. Indeed, even before this report came out, WBUR reported that cases of Lyme disease in Worcester County alone had increased nearly 110% between 2005 – 2016.

None of this is comforting, but perhaps the worst news about all of it is that the CDC concluded that about 80% of vector control organizations lack critical prevention and control capacities, including having an action plan to kill mosquitoes and ticks at every life stage.

But while the government doesn’t have the capacity to prevent and control mosquitoes and ticks, you as a private citizen definitely do with Mosquito Squad. That’s why we’re here — to empower you as a homeowner to protect your family from vector-borne diseases on your own property. Mosquito Squad is your best line of defense against mosquitoes and for your Shrewsbury MA tick control. Our traditional mosquito barrier spray is nearly 90% effective for both mosquitoes and ticks for three straight weeks. With our tick control, we take an extra step to ensure ticks stay away from you and your family

Shrewsbury MA tick control – Phase One

As with our traditional mosquito barrier treatment, we treat the perimeter of your yard with our EPA-registered formula on all surfaces except flowers, and work our way inward. We treat bushes, trees, woodpiles, on and under decks, you name it. For ticks, we give extra attention to any tall grassy areas, because that’s primary tick territory. They’re where they’re most likely to be found, resting, breeding, and waiting for their next meal. It’s our job to make sure that you’re not on the menu.

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

But then we move onto Phase Two.

Phase Two in your Shrewsbury MA tick control

While Lyme disease is most prevalent here, and while not all ticks carry diseases, the ones that carry Lyme are the deer tick. As it happens, the main blood meal for a nymph deer tick is generally mice. To eliminate ticks in their nymph stage, Mosquito Squad employs a special tactic called tick tubes. Tick tubes are small, biodegradable tubes stuffed with cotton that is treated with permethrin, which is fatal to ticks. These tubes entice mice, who love to take the cotton back to their burrows to get more comfortable. The permethrin rubs off on their fur, and when a tick tries to attack these mice, it is eliminated shortly afterward. It’s with this proactive measure that we stop ticks at their source so that they don’t come anywhere near you or your loved ones, and is nearly 90% (possibly more) effective at reducing the tick population on your property.

We also offer an all-natural alternative

All of Mosquito Squad’s products are EPA-registered, but we know there are some people who prefer to avoid synthetics all together. Which is why we also offer an all-natural, botanical barrier treatment formula that we developed with essential oils. This formula is more of a repellant than 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 notice a reduction in yard pests between 65-80%. Our all-natural formula is also time released, but we recommend reapplication every two weeks instead of three that our traditional treatment would need.

No matter if you decide to go with our traditional barrier treatment or our all natural formula, we offer seasonal plans so you don’t need to remember making another appointment. We’ll always call a day in advance to remind you that we’re coming, even though you don’t even need to be home. We’ll leave a confirmation of service on your door when we leave.

100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

We firmly stand behind all of our services products, but if you’re not happy for any reason at all, we’ll either re-treat your property or give you your money back. We also know that smart consumers like to do their research before hiring any service company, so we encourage you to click the Google button on the right to read what nearly 200 local homeowners have to say about us.

Contact Mosquito Squad today to be proactive about protecting your family from ticks and tick-borne illnesses in your own yard. The power is in your hands, so for the most effective Shrewsbury MA tick control, contact Mosquito Squad today. Give us a call at 978-315-5811 or drop us a line via our contact form and we’ll reach out to you. We look forward to helping you!

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.


Read more:

Read our Central Mass Mosquito Control blog
Read our Central Mass Lyme Disease blog
Boston Patch article on “tick explosion”
CDC info page on their report
CNN article on CDC report
TIME magazine article on CDC report
WBUR Lyme disease map

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