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Flea & Tick Control

Protect Your Pets & Family From Dangerous Pests

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What Are Ticks?

 

Ticks are small, parasitic arachnids that feed on the blood of humans and animals. These pests latch onto  a variety of hosts in search of their next meal, often transmitting dangerous tick-borne illnesses, such as Lyme disease, in the process. 

 

Weed Man’s Tick Control Service

 

Ticks thrive in a variety of outdoor environments and aren’t picky when it comes to finding a host...just about any warm-blooded mammal will do! To help keep you and your family safe, Weed Man offers a tick control service with the goal being to eliminate these pests from your property and prevent further tick activity. 

 

To get started, request a free quote. This will connect you with your locally owned and operated Weed Man team and get you started with a tick control program that’s right for your yard. You will discuss two potential options: a liquid pest control application, or the use of tick tubes.

 

Option #1: Liquid Pest Control

 

Once you have signed up for a treatment program for your yard, a technician will visit your property and perform a liquid pest control application that will last for between 4-5 weeks. The application can be performed on its own, or in conjunction with a regular lawn care treatment program. 

 

For optimal results, our technicians will apply a residual insecticide along property lines and around structures such as dog houses, kennels, sidewalks, pathways, or patios to help protect against ticks around the home. Turf areas that are of importance to observe for ticks include those adjacent to forested areas, stonewalls, ornamental plantings, and other areas where there is overgrown vegetation. If potential hosts are present, locations where they may encounter ticks – including bedding and areas where they rest – should be treated as well. 

 

Option #2: Tick Tubes

 

What many are unaware of is that mice are the primary source of Lyme-infected ticks, who then pass it on to people and pets. Unfortunately, applying a perimeter pest or mosquito control spray will not control the larval or nymphal stage of the ticks. However, tick tubes may be a solution!

 

Tick tubes are just what the name suggests: small tubes filled with cotton. These tubes strengthen backyard protection by killing ticks that feed on mice in areas where sprays can’t reach. In essence, tick tubes turn mice from tick hosts into tick killers through a simple process: the mice collect the cotton from the tubes to add to their homes, and when the ticks feed on the mice, they will ingest the tick-killing chemical found in the cotton. While the cotton is deadly for ticks, it does not harm humans, dogs, or the mice gathering the cotton. Tick tubes are easy to apply and are environmentally-friendly, making them a great option for protecting your family. 

 

Stay Safe!

 

It’s always best to err on the side of caution when it comes to ticks. Weed Man recommends wearing long sleeves/pants and close-toed shoes when in densely-vegetated areas. Clothing layers, body parts, and hair should be closely inspected for ticks after any outdoor activity (remember: they can be as small as a poppy seed!).  If you have pets, check fur, ears, and paws regularly for any signs of ticks.  

 

Weed Man’s Tick Control service is also effective in controlling fleas. Similar to ticks, fleas are small, flightless insects that live off of the blood consumed by their hosts. Fleas carry various diseases and can be harmful to you and your pet. We recommend our service to help prevent both fleas and ticks from carrying potential diseases into your home.

 

Request a quote today to help keep your family safe from ticks this season.