The Truth about Ticks

Lyme Disease is transmitted to humans by the bite of an infected tick.
Prevention against Lyme Disease starts with tick control.

How many applications are recommended per year?

Every property is different. We recommend four to five times per year due to the life cycle of ticks and how much tick habitat is on your property.

What is the life cycle of a tick?

  • Spring Adult ticks that have over-wintered begin to breed
  • Early Summer Nymphs begin to hatch
  • Mid-Late Summer Around August/September the larvae are at peak activity
  • Fall Around October ticks have matured to full adults and are at peak activity

How do I identify a deer tick?

But I don't have any deer in my yard. Why should I consider tick control?

Deer are not the only animals carrying ticks. A variety of animals including but not limited to mice, squirrels, chipmunks, raccoons and even birds are known to carry ticks.

What else can I do to rid ticks from my property?

Ticks thrive in moist, dark environments such as under leaf litter, shaded wood lines, tall under-maintained turf-grass and wooded lots. There are a number of simple things you can do help control tick habitats such as:

  • Keep active areas mowed and clear of leaf litter
  • Dispose piles of rotting/decayed firewood, piles of grass clippings
  • Clean woodlines where your family or dog may actively congregate
  • Always inspect dogs for ticks when they come back into the house after playing outdoors

More information on our service

Can you treat my property if it’s raining?

We will not apply a treatment in the rain or if there is a high chance of rain in the forecast.

What about unexpected rain showers in the summer?

If it rains within the hour of an application we will come back and re-treat within 24-48 hours.

How long do I have to wait to let the dog or kids out to play?

It is highly recommended that you wait a 24 hour period.

What about kids/dog toys?

We always remove dogs and kids toys from the area.

What if my dog is outside when you come?

If the dog is outside, we will ring your doorbell to see if you are home. If no one is home we will not treat your property and reschedule the application.

How will I know you're coming?

We can call you 24 hrs prior to application at your request.

How will I know you have treated my property?

We will post a small yellow sign at the front of the driveway by the road, that will state the date we came along with our name and phone number.

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