Are you tired of the annoyance and fear of coming into contact with a tick every time you want to enjoy your yard? With Mosquito Squad of Chester and Delaware Counties innovative, proactive and highly effective tick prevention and control mechanisms we can help keep you and your family safe all year.
These little annoying pests carry any number of potentially harmful diseases including Lyme disease, which can cause long-term joint pain, fatigue and fever as well as ehrlichiosis, which can be dangerous for our four-legged friends. These and other tick-borne illnesses are on the rise in the U.S., making it important to protect your family and your home and prevent re-infestation.
We know how important it is to keep your loved ones, two-legged and four-legged alike, safe from pests like mosquitoes and ticks. In addition to being annoying, ticks can carry a host of potentially dangerous diseases. These include Lyme Disease, Anaplasmosis, Powasson Virus, Babesiosis, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and other tick-borne illnesses. Our two-step treatment not only helps prevent you coming into contact with potentially dangerous ticks on your property, it also halts the life cycle of the tick to decrease their numbers. Our barrier protection treatments eliminate adult ticks on contact. Tick tubes are an effective, proactive step in destroying tick populations before they even come close to your family!
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Professional tick control is critical to protecting your family from these pests, and at Mosquito Squad of Chester and Delaware Counties, we use a combination of our traditional mosquito barrier control treatment, which eliminates ticks on contact, and our tick tubes. Tick tubes work by playing on the natural nesting instincts of mice — biodegradable tubes are filled with treated cotton, and when mice take the bedding material home they transfer the insecticide to the ticks, eliminating them on contact. The diagram above will help illustrate how our tick tube implementation works.
Couldn’t anyone create a tick tube? Although it might sound pretty straightforward, the chemicals involved require a license and timing is critically important to ensuring that you rid your property of the tick infestation. The team from Mosquito Squad of Chester and Delaware Counties are professionally trained in prevention, treatment and control — making them the ideal choice for getting rid of ticks.
Tick prevention starts with cleaning up your yard, and ensuring that all areas that your family plays in are free of excess brush and leaves. Ticks love places such as brick walls, patio retaining walls and fences so keep them maintained and treated on a regular basis. Keeping large warm-blooded animals such as deer out of your yard can be a real deterrent for ticks as well as eliminating tall grasses on the edge of your property or near any woods.
When you’re ready to get (and keep!) your home and yard free of ticks, contact Mosquito Squad of Chester and Delaware Counties at (610) 674-0799 for more information and to get started.
Among the towns we serve are West Chester, Exton, Downingtown, Chester Springs, Pottstown, Phoenixville, Paoli, Devon, Chadsford, Kennett Square, Malvern, East and West Goshen and more. We also provide tick control to much of the Delaware County area and the western Route 1 Corridor. Among the towns we serve are Newtown Square, Springfield, Broomall, Media, Swarthmore Drexel Hill, Thornbury, Edgemont, Aston, Morton, Norwood, Glenoldon, Folsom, Folcroft, Avondale, Chatham, Landenberg, New London and Oxford.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lyme Disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States. In 2015, it was the sixth most common Nationally Notifiable Disease. In 2015, 95% of confirmed Lyme disease cases were reported from 14 states and Pennsylvania was among the 15 noted on the CDC’s list.
The most recent reporting shows that there were 257 cases of Lyme Disease in Chester County, PA in 2015, and 419 cases in Delaware County, PA.
The Lyme Disease bacterium has the ability to enter the body quickly after a bite from an infected tick. This disease is often called “great imitator,” because symptoms can mimic lupus, arthritis, MS, fibromyalgia, dementia, ALS, ADD, depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, autism and many other disorders.
Early symptoms of Lyme Disease can begin to show up 3-30 days after a tick bite. These include, but are not limited to, headaches, fatigue, fever, nausea, vomiting, swollen lymph nodes, joint and muscle pain, and the well-known bull’s eye rash (Erythema migrans) associated with the disease.
Deer ticks are the culprits for Lyme Disease among other vector-borne illnesses. Most people tend to believe that these ticks appear in Spring. That is correct, nymph ticks that have molted from larval phase over winter do emerge in Spring looking for their first blood meal. This leaves them searching for you, your pets, and your family. What many people don’t realize is that ticks can thrive in the cold weather of the Northeast. These nymphs will develop into adult stage and continue to feed throughout the winter, as long as the ground is not frozen. We work to eliminate ticks in your yard on contact, but also to make a break in the life cycle of the tick population with our Tick Tubes, protecting your yard year round.
Learn more about reducing your risk of Lyme Disease on our Disease Prevention page.