West Montgomery County, MD, Tick Control & Protection
Along with our effective and proven barrier spray for mosquitoes and ticks, Mosquito Squad of West Montgomery also uses tick tube implementation to disrupt the tick’s life cycle. Tick tubes are an excellent way to eliminate future generations of ticks on your property. Along with our barrier spray, tick tubes are an effective second punch at eliminating ticks in your yard.
What are tick tubes and how do they work?
Ticks feed on mice. Infected mice = infected ticks. Infected ticks carry disease and transmit them to humans. These diseases can include Lyme Disease, Ehrlichiosis, Anaplasmosis, and Rocky Mountain Spotted fever – just to name a few.
Tick tubes serve as a solution to kill ticks at the larval and nymph stages of their lives where they varry out their blood meal feeding on animals before they carry out another blood meal feeding on you, your family, and your pets.
Tick tubes are environmentally friendly and are made from cardboard and cotton. Our Mosquito Squad mosquito and tick control specialists are trained to place these tubes in the places most amenable to mouse nesting. These areas include wooded areas, brush and underbrush, gardens, along rock walls, in wood piles, under decks and sheds, and along foundations and fence lines to name just a few. Every yard is different so mice will nest in different areas in your yard.
Tick tubes contains cotton that is treated with a tick-killing chemical. The mouse forages for nesting materials and takes the cotton back to its nest. This reduces the source of the tick population by eliminating ticks at their larval and nymphal stages – before they ever spread out through your yard to bite people and pets. The tubes are precision-targeted to kill ticks and can result in up to a 10-fold reduction of exposure to ticks in the treated area.
White-footed mouse covered in nymph Deer ticks
By placing tick tubes out during spring, summer and fall your tick protection is supported by a second line of defense. Each year, as more nymph ticks are eliminated on your property, there should be fewer adults to lay eggs. Our barrier spray eliminates ticks on contact and works for up to 3 weeks on active ticks living in your yard. Tick tubes eliminate the ticks you won’t ever see!
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Deer tick (Ixodes scapularis) also known as the blacklegged tick
All size ticks can carry and infect tick-borne illness & disease.