One of the most frequently asked questions we get here at Mosquito Squad of Boston Metro South is what are tick tubes? Another frequently asked question is how do tick tubes work? We want to address these questions and explain the methodology of tick tube implementation and the how they are an important element to a successful tick control and prevention program.
Lyme Disease along with Babesiosis, Anaplasmosis, and Ehrlichiosis makes ticks one of the most dangerous pests you can encounter in Massachusetts. As tick-borne diseases are on the rise, it is critical that you protect yourself, your family, and your pets so you can enjoy your property.
We utilize an effective blend of our barrier spray treatment and tick tubes to eliminate ticks before they can get to you. Our “traditional mosquito control”: kills adult ticks on contact, while tick tubes are placed around your property to entice mice. Yes, we said mice.
Mosquito Squad controls ticks with tick tubes that rely on the natural nesting instincts of mice and deliver a tick controlling insecticide directly to its home. Tick tubes are made of biodegradable tubes with treated cotton inside. When placed in their environment, mice collect the cotton for bedding. Since most ticks get their first blood meals from mice, they are exposed to the treated cotton, effectively eliminating the ticks. The cotton makes for some pretty nifty material for the mice to fluff their nests, too!
Effectively utilizing our dual approach to tick control can eliminate 85-90% of all ticks in your yard for the entire season. We use our traditional barrier spray starting from the perimeter of your property all the way in, paying extra close attention to all of the cool shady places ticks like to hide, such as along fencelines and under decks. The barrier spray eliminates on contact and continues to work for up to 21 days with our timed-release formula. For additional protection, we place our tick tubes twice a year to eliminate larval and nymph ticks as they nest with the rodents on your property.
The tick tubes must be replaced twice a season for maximum protection.
As always, anytime you have a question about any of the services we offer, we are no farther than a phone call away and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact Mosquito Squad of Boston Metro South at (781) 297-0123.
Mosquito Squad of Boston Metro South serves: Abington, Avon, Braintree, Brockton (02301), Canton, Cohasset, Dorchester (02124), Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Hyde Park, Mattapan, Milton, Quincy, Randolph, Weymouth and Wollaston