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Keep your family safe with our Stow MA tick control

If you live in Massachusetts, you know that Lyme disease is a huge problem here. 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 recently reported that diseases from both ticks and mosquitoes have more than tripled since 2004, and that rate is steadily increasing. The CDC is really driving home the importance of being aware of ticks lately, even ruining poppyseed muffins for us. In this report, the CDC also quite bluntly 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 you as a homeowner can protect your family from these little bloodsucking monsters, at least on your own property. Reports like this are why Mosquito Squad exists — to give homeowners 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 control treatment, which can eliminate up to 90% of mosquitoes on your property, can also eliminate the same amount of your property’s ticks. By having our professionals treat your yard once every 21 days with one of our seasonal packages, you can rest assured your family and pets are protected all summer long, without interruption. With our Stow MA tick control, however, we go the extra length to make sure that ticks don’t come anywhere near you or your family.

The first step in our Stow 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.

Step two in our Stow MA tick control approach

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 Stow MA tick control strategy is employing tick tubes. These are small, biodegradable tubes stuffed with a permethrin-treated cotton that we strategically place around your yard to entice mice. They’re 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, and the permethrin that is on the cotton rubs off on their fur. While that chemical is harmless to mice, it’s fatal to ticks. When a nymph tick tries 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, stay away from people and pets. As with all of our services, we promise nearly 90% elimination for three straight weeks.

We guarantee 100% satisfaction

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 Stow MA mosquito 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 working with 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.

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 info page on their report
CDC Powassan statistics
Mashable story on CDC ruining poppyseed muffins
New York Times article on CDC report
TIME magazine article on CDC report

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