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Townsend tick control

Nobody wants to pull a tick off themselves or a loved one. There’s also the nerve-racking waiting to see if any symptoms of a tick-borne disease show up, like Lyme disease or something even worse, like Babesiosis. Sometimes people get a tick-borne illness and have no idea they were even bitten by a tick in the first place. Unfortunately, here in New England, the chances of getting Lyme disease are pretty high, and it was even officially declared a state-wide epidemic in 2015.

When the CDC reported in May 2018 that diseases from mosquitoes and ticks had more than tripled in recent years, they were also quick to point out that 80% of vector control organizations lack critical prevention and control capabilities, such as surveillance and having an action plan for mosquito and tick control. (A quick search on the Town of Townsend’s website for ticks, you’ll see there is only a single link about tick control that goes to the Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project’s website . . . and the page it links to doesn’t even exist!)

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 Townsend MA tick control above and beyond the standard barrier treatment to make sure ticks in every stage of life are eliminated. And we do it with the help of some of the cuter residents of your backyard with a two-pronged approach.

Townsend MA tick control, step one

The first phase of our Townsend 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 it all — bushes, decks and beneath them, leaves, trees, woodpiles, you name it. For ticks, we concentrate even more on tall grassy areas and places like leaf piles, because that’s prime tick territory. You’re mostly to find them in those places breeding, resting, and waiting to hitch a ride on the next tasty meal that walks by. We’re here to make sure that’s not you.

But we then go on to the next step, which is what we call “the bonus round.”

Phase two in our Townsend MA tick control

Whereas other outdoor pest control companies stop at a spray, Mosquito Squad goes the extra mile to ensure younger ticks don’t mature into full-blown adult ticks. Here’s where we strategically place tick tubes around your property. These are small, biodegradable tubes stuffed with a treated cotton that lure field mice, which are usually the source of the blood meal for ticks in their earlier stages of life. Mice like to take this cotton back to their nests, and when they do, the chemical on the cotton (permethrin) rubs off on their fur. While it’s harmless to the mice, any tick that tries to take a bite out of one of these mice will come in contact with the permethrin and be soon eliminated. By using tick tubes and mice as helpers, we’re able to halt the life cycle of these little monsters in your yard, thus drastically reducing their population in your yard by nearly 90%. As we mentioned, each barrier treatment generally lasts for about 21 days before needing reapplication.

Mosquito Squad Guarantees 100% Satisfaction

We’re extremely confident in our service and effectiveness of our product, but if you’re not happy for any reason at all, we’ll either re-treat your property or give you your money back. But we also know that smart consumers like to do their research before choosing a company, so we encourage you to click the Google button on the right to read what over 200 local homeowners have to say about us.

For the ultimate Townsend MA tick control, contact Mosquito Squad today. Give us a call at 978-315-5811 or drop us a line via our contact form to learn more about how we can eliminate the tick population in your yard and protect you and your loved ones from the dangerous illnesses they carry. We look forward to hearing from 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.

Ask about our all-natural barrier treatment!

While all of Mosquito Squad’s products are EPA-registered, we also offer an all-natural barrier treatment solution for those of us who prefer to stay as “green” as possible. We developed this formula with essential oils as a base, and still mix it in-house.

This barrier spray solution eliminates on contact, but then after it dries (about 30 minutes), focuses more on repelling pests than eliminating them. While slightly less effective as our traditional barrier treatment, it’s still pretty potent — most customers notice a reduction in yard pests between 65-80%. Also a time-released formula, this all-natural approach lasts for up to two weeks before needing reapplication, instead of the traditional formula’s three.

Read more:

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

CDC report
CDC map on Lyme disease
Central Massachusetts Mosquito Control Project
Mass.gov info on Babesiosis
TIME story on CDC report
Town of Townsend’s health links

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