Organic Tick & Mosquito Control – Safe & Effective
Although you may not see them, even the most perfectly maintained yard probably contains ticks and mosquitos. Ticks and mosquitos survive with access to food sources, which include you and your pets, and in the case of mosquitoes, access to standing water for breeding.
Facts About Ticks
Deer ticks, in particular, are known carriers of Lyme disease, the number one tick-borne illness in the US. Each year, more than 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported to the CDC, with most cases concentrated heavily in the Northeast and upper Midwest. In other words, ticks and Lyme disease are here in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Facts About Mosquitoes
Mosquito-borne diseases are spread through the bite of an infected female mosquito. The three most common mosquito-borne diseases in New Jersey are:
- West Nile virus
- Eastern equine encephalitis virus
- St. Louis encephalitis virus
The state is also monitoring mosquitoes for the presence of Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika viruses.
Tick & Mosquito Control Programs
We have two goals with our organic tick control and mosquito suppression programs –
- Control must be effective in protecting your family and reducing the risk of bites and transmission of disease, and
- It has to be safe for you, your family and pets, and the environment.
Our organic tick and mosquito control sprays are completely organic and safe for your children and pets. They provide a quick “knock-down” effect and continue to repel ticks and mosquitoes for several months.
To minimize impact on beneficial insect populations, we target our applications to specific tick habitats. These include natural borders, 15-20 feet into woodland transition areas, rock walls, woodpiles, shrub beds and ground covers around your house.
When is Tick & Mosquito Treatment Needed?
Our tick control and mosquito suppression applications are specifically timed to suppress ticks and mosquitoes at each of their peak growth stages. Our licensed, trained technicians know where they’re lurking and when they’re most vulnerable.
This allows us to avoid using synthetic, toxic chemicals with dangerous health and environmental impacts.
We offer two Tick & Mosquito Control Programs to best meet your individual needs.
Option 1: 4-Visit Tick & Mosquito Control Program (April –October)
This option is appropriate for most properties in our region. It consists of four visits, each with a specific purpose.
April – This first visit is aimed at knocking back the population of over-wintering adults that are beginning to emerge. This step helps disrupt the spring egg-laying process and reduces later populations.
June – This treatment suppresses larval, nymph and adult stages to control the population.
August – The August treatment is also applied to your lawn, as well as perimeter areas, to help control peak mosquito activity. Suppressing mosquito populations helps reduce the spread of West Nile virus, mosquito-borne encephalitis, and heartworm in dogs.
October – One final treatment to control adults before they have a chance to hide away for the winter.
Option 2: 5-Visit Tick-Control Program (March-November)
For Higher Risk Properties
Because of more volatile weather patterns and increased deer tick activity earlier and later in the year, we offer the option of a five-spray program.
If your property has a higher than average risk of high tick populations (and therefore increased likelihood of Lyme disease), you may want to choose tick control coverage from March through November.
How do you know if this is right for you?
- Your property is deeply wooded or has standing water that cannot be drained
- You have a large deer population in your area
- You have elevated sensitivities and health concerns related to tick bites and Lyme disease