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Tick Control Treatments & Prevention Programs

Deer and Lone Star Tick Control Options

SavATree’s highly experienced arborists are knowledgeable when it comes to tick control – including deer and lone star tick control. Ticks are well known vectors for Powassan virus, Borrelia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, babesiosis and more.

If you’re concerned about the presence of ticks in your yard, our arborists can apply a treatment to the ecotone areas (zone between lawn areas and wooded areas – this is the preferred habitat of the deer tick) and, if necessary, to the lawn area as well that will provide an immediate reduction in the number of ticks on your landscape.

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More than 300,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported to CDC every year, making it the most commonly reported tick-borne illness in the United States, the CDC says. But some reports have suggested it is far more common than that.

According to published research, approximately 90% of deer ticks on a property will be found in the ecotone areas with less than 2% found in lawn areas.

Ticks can be carried into your landscape by animals such as deer, birds and small rodents. Integrated tick control treatments that concentrate on both the lawn perimeter areas and tick-carrying mice provide the greatest protection by quickly reducing the number of active ticks in your yard.

We recommend the use of Tick Habitat Treatments to reduce tick populations without harming wildlife.

Organic Tick Repellent & Lawn Treatment

For customers who prefer a green solution to managing tick populations in their landscape, SavATree is pleased to offer Organic Tick Control treatments. Our organic solutions use active ingredients such as cedar oil to kill ticks on contact and provide residual control that lasts from 30-60 days. Applications are performed by covering the entire property starting with the ecotone area that divides the yard and tree line. This particular area is known to be the preferred habitat of the deer tick. A light mist is also applied to the lawn. Organic treatments offer a minimum risk solution that does not require EPA registration because its ingredients are considered to be non-hazardous.

Deer Tick Prevention & Control with Tick Habitat Treatments

Tick control can be achieved by focusing on the white-footed mouse, a favorite host of the deer tick. Professional placement of Tick Habitat Treatments in mouse habitats is very effective in reducing Lyme disease-carrying deer tick populations on your property.

Tick Habitat Treatments consist of cardboard tubes containing cotton balls laced with an ingredient that is very effective at killing ticks while leaving the mice unharmed. These tick control tubes are placed in strategic areas in the landscape and surrounding wooded areas. The mice bring the cotton balls back to their burrows to line their nests. The ticks feeding on the mice then come into contact with the treated cotton and are quickly eliminated. We recommend Tick Habitat Treatments for tick control treatments because it does not harm the mice or wildlife in your landscape and is totally biodegradable.

Learn other ways you can reduce your exposure to deer tick bites.

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The increasing incidence of tick-borne illnesses—Lyme disease, Ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Babesiosis, and others—has understandably ratcheted up homeowners’ anxiety. The CDC now reports 16 different tick-borne pathogens affecting humans, a handful of which have been discovered in the last several years.

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It is important to protect yourself from the risk of being bitten by the Deer Tick that transmits the infective spirochete bacteria that cause Lyme Disease. Here are some simple precautions you can take to reduce your exposure to Deer Ticks while enjoying outdoor activities.

Call (800) 341-8733 today for a free consultation with our trained and certified experts.