Tick Control Services: Keeping Your Property Tick-Free
Mosquito Joe® not only rids your yard of pesky mosquitoes, but we take care of ticks too! Our tick control services protect your family, pets, and property year-round from the irritation and health risks these pests cause. Did you know that ticks will arrive before mosquitoes and hang around after the mosquitoes are gone? Ticks appear once the spring ground temperature is above 45 degrees Fahrenheit, and they stick around until well past freezing temperatures in winter, so it’s important to have an effective tick control plan in place in advance.
To learn more about tick control, how to remove ticks safely, and the types of ticks in your area, visit our blog section, “Let’s Talk about Ticks.“ There you’ll find valuable and important information about tick prevention, symptoms of a tick bite, and more!
Why is Tick Control Important?
Tick control is an essential part of health care for your family and pets. Ticks can carry the pathogens for 10 diseases that affect humans, five of which can also be transmitted to pets. Diseases spread by ticks include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Anaplasmosis. These common tick diseases are major health concerns for your family, reinforcing the need for effective tick pest control to protect everyone (furry or not) in your household.
Tick-borne illness symptoms include fever, headache, chills, and muscle aches. Ticks are among the most efficient carriers of disease because they remain firmly attached when sucking blood, feed slowly, and may go unnoticed for a considerable amount of time while feeding. Protect your family by implementing our tick control service and taking these practical tick prevention steps at home.
Types of Tick Control Methods
At Mosquito Joe, we’re all about protecting your home, family, and pets from a variety of pests. In addition to our professional mosquito control services, we offer effective tick control services to ensure you can enjoy your patio and outdoor spaces without the threat of disease-carrying bites. In addition to killing the ticks currently on your property, tick control and prevention explains the steps you can take to make your property less hospitable to these pesky biters.
With help from Mosquito Joe, you can get ahead of any ticks, mosquitoes, and other outdoor pest control issues on your property by denying these pests the habitat they crave. Implement the following habits to reduce the risks of mosquitoes and ticks on your property:
- Keep grass mowed and trees trimmed to cut down on tick breeding places.
- Move wood piles away from the home to eliminate tick hiding places.
- Keep pets out of thickly wooded areas where tick activity is high.
- Move swing sets, sandboxes, and other play areas away from wooded areas.
- Wear long sleeves and pants when walking in wooded or grassy areas to avoid tick bites.
- Wash clothing immediately after coming inside and inspect kids and pets for ticks.
- Use professional outdoor tick control services to protect your yard from ticks, fleas, and mosquitoes. Mosquito Joe’s tick control barrier spray is applied every three weeks to protect your family from disease-bearing ticks.
Best Tick Prevention Techniques
The best tick prevention combines professional tick control service with taking active steps to make your property less attractive to nasty biters.
Out of approximately 850 tick species worldwide, 90 make their home in the U.S. Some have a hard exoskeleton; others have a tough, leathery exterior. Each species has its unique susceptibility and defense to chemical pesticides. Mosquito Joe’s outdoor tick control treatments effectively eliminate each tick species in the U.S.
Although some tick species are more resistant to certain insecticides, similar ecological needs make them all sensitive to the tick prevention steps you can take to protect your property.
Contrary to the myth, ticks cannot jump or fly; they can only crawl. They sit on the tips of grass and shrubs waiting for warm-blooded hosts to pass by. When brushed by a moving animal or person, ticks quickly let go of the vegetation and climb onto the host to bite. To avoid this, use tick prevention methods of your own and let Mosquito Joe provide our tick removal service for your yard. We set up a barrier against these intruders. Since our tick control barrier sprays target shrubbery, we already zone in on where ticks live while waiting for a host.
Finding Professional Tick Control with Mosquito Joe
Since 2010, Mosquito Joe has provided homeowners and businesses with comprehensive tick control services, ridding their properties of mosquitoes, fleas, gnats, and other pests. We are a proud Neighborly company and have become the go-to expert pest control company in the neighborhoods we serve. Since most pests are highly specific to certain locations, we make it our business to know precisely what type of service is needed for your specific area.
At Mosquito Joe, we put the needs of our customers — our neighbors — first. In addition to our professional tick control service, we also provide flea control and mosquito control to ensure your family can enjoy your property free from bites.
Our goal is to always provide service so professional and complete that you are thrilled to do business with us again and share the news with your friends. Since all our work is backed by the Neighborly Done Right Promise™ and our Mosquito Joe Satisfaction Guarantee! You can rest assured that every service we perform will be done right, guaranteed!
Contact Us Today for Tick Control and Prevention!
Ticks are not just a nuisance — they are disease-carrying biters always on the hunt for a warm-blooded host. To avoid being their next host, let our tick control service provide another line of defense against tick-borne illnesses. Call us today for a free quote or fill out our online form.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Tick Control
Tick control is important to ensure the health of your family and pets. So, here are some of the questions we receive most often.
Are tick treatments safe for people and pets?
Some tick control treatments contain Tetrachlorvinphos (TCVP), a powerful chemical that kills ticks but also presents a threat to people and their pets. So, Mosquito Joe takes great care to formulate our tick pest control to effectively rid your property of the nasty biters without the use of TCVP. We do recommend that you allow our tick control spray dry for a full 30 minutes before allowing pets or kids to go back into the treated area. Once it has dried, our tick control treatments are well tolerated by people and pets.
How often should tick control treatments be done?
Due to the complex tick life cycle, tick control treatments should be done monthly. Start in the spring when the ground temperature reaches 45 degrees Fahrenheit and continue past the first hard ground freeze.
What happens during a tick control service visit?
When you work with Mosquito Joe to secure your property from ticks, we send a service professional to your property once a month. They will apply a liquid insecticide formulated to target ticks along your property lines and treat your shrubs, ornamental plantings, and any overgrown vegetation with our tick control. They will also pay close attention to any structures, like decks, patios, sheds, dog houses, kennels, pet bedding, sidewalks, and pathways. We ask that you keep any kids or pets inside during our tick pest control treatment and for at least 30 minutes following the application to allow it to dry.
How effective are tick control services?
Tick control services are highly effective at killing existing ticks on your property. But for optimum protection, we encourage you to supplement our tick control treatments with your own tick prevention steps. While our treatments kill the ticks currently on your property, your efforts can deny new invaders the shelter they seek. By coordinating our tactics, we can provide a more comprehensive property protection strategy — together.