Pesticide Applications:

Consult with our office staff and technicians to help maintain the natural areas around your home. We are knowledgable on the biology and habits of ticks. Avoid the temptation to use "do-it-yourself" chemical applications. Your best investment in the long run is to hire the professionals. We can have an effective impact on your tick situations in and around your home. Many "do-it-yourself" treaments often fail. In most cases, the materials used are incorrectly applied. It can be a waste of both your time and money. In the worst case scenario, these at-home products can be harmful to yourself, your family, pets, wildlife and the environment. Also, you can visit our website for a tick coupon available for download.

The product we use for tick prevention and treatment contains completely natural solutions. For more information on this product, you can download or print the file from this link:

Essentria IC3

Non-Chemical Methods:

Personal Prevention: Wear light colored long pants and a long sleeve shirt, socks and shoes. Tuck your pant legs into the socks for additional protection. Clothing can be treated with an appropriate repellant. Check your body for ticks after spending time outdoors. Manage pet activity by keeping your pets out of wooded areas as much as possible, and check them for ticks before they enter the house.

Household Prevention: Remove brush, weeds and leaf litter from the foundation, plant beds, and other useable areas of the yard such as pools and garages. Try to prevent attracting small woodland animals such as birds, mice, and chipmunks. This includes eliminating bird feeders and moving wood piles away from the house, as they provide ideal nesting sites. Always maintain a well groomed lawn, and trim tree branches and shrubs around the lawn edge to allow in more sunlight. Restrict the use of ground cover, such as pachysandra, in areas frequently used. Use plantings that do not attract deer or put up fencing to prevent them from entering the yard. You can contact your local gardening center to find out which plants are suitable. Move swing sets and sand boxes away from wooded areas and place them on a wood or mulch foundation.

Medical Prevention: Talk to your groomer and veterinarian about possible repellants for your pets. You can also talk to your veterinarian about a Lyme disease vaccine. However, the is currently no vaccine for people. ALWAYS use caution when using these repellants or vaccinations, as some people and pets report allergies to specific products. Talk to your doctor and veterinarian before using any of these products!

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