Safe and effective tick control on your property for season long protection.
Where do ticks live and where do you spray for them?
- The 15′-20′ into the woods themselves and sometimes the entire lawn areas if needed.
- Tall grass and wees areas.
- Low brush (up to 36″).
- Ornamental ground cover lying in shaded areas.
- Stone walls.
- Leaf litter.
- Brush and woodpiles.
- Around bird feeders where rodents & birds congregate.
- Beneath porches and sheds, because rodents seek shelter in these areas.
The Tick Life Cycle:
- The egg hatches into a larva, a larva has six legs.
- The larva feeds and molts into a nymph, a nymph tick has eight legs and no sex differentiation
- The nymph then feeds and molts into an adult, the adult is differentiated into male or female. The female requires a blood meal in order to lay eggs. A hard tick seeks a blood meal at, or slightly above ground level by climbing onto vegetation and using its forelegs to feel/grab for a host. Ticks are usually found from ground level to three feet above the ground. A tick (much like a mosquito) uses carbon dioxide, scent, body heat, and other stimuli to find a host.
To Spray or Not to Spray
Research shows that insect control products are most effective at reducing ticks & mosquito when combined with landscape changes that decrease their habitat. Effectively treating for ticks & mosquito throughout the year and at the proper stages of their life cycle, dramatically reduced the number of insects around your property. Harrington’s Organic Land care uses organic botanical products that are safe enough to be exempt from the Environmental Protection Agency (“E.P.A.”). This application is non-toxic to humans, birds, and other animals. When applied, these botanical insecticide stays on target and won’t wash off which means it’s completely safe for wells, streams and rivers. During most situations you will be able to use your property directly after our treatment.
Our Ticks and Mosquito program works on those little pesky black gnats too!