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Central Illinois Tick Control Service

Mosquito Squad’s advanced tick control comes from Tick Tubes. They are environmentally friendly and easy-to-use treatment that precisely targets ticks to control the tick population in your yard up to a 90% reduction of exposure to ticks that could give you Lyme disease.

The advanced tick treatment of Tick Tubes are EPA approved, made in the USA and do not expire. Tick Tubes can be used to control individual or comprehensive tick protection in combination with Mosquito Squad’s Barrier Spray.

How Tick Tubes Work

Mosquito Squad of Central Illinois uses an effective combination of our barrier spray treatment and tick tubes to control and eliminate ticks before they can get to you or your bets. Our mosquito control spray kills adult ticks on contact while our tick tubes are strategically placed around your yard to attract mice. By attracting mice, Mosquito Squad controls ticks with tick tubes by relying on the nesting instincts of mice to deliver the tick controlling insecticide directly to its home where the first stages of a ticks life cycle takes place effectively eliminating the ticks before they become adults.

Tick Tubes consist of a biodegradable tube and treated cotton inside. Mice college the cotton from the tube into their bedding when the tubes are placed into their environment. SInce ticks normally get their first blood meals from mice, they are exposed to the treated cotton and are eliminated when exposed.

For the most consistent treatment, Tick Tubes should be applied twice a year: once in the spring and another time at the end of the summer. The size of your property determines the required number of Tick Tubes for optimal treatment and where the tubes should be placed for the best control. Our trained technicians focus on areas mice are attracted such as woodpiles, foundations, underneath shrubs and decks, high grass and brush, and dense flower beds.

The 6-Cs for Tick-Proofing Your Yard

Here are 6-Cs to reduce your tick population in your yard.

1. Clear Out

You can reduce tick exposure by clearing out areas of your yard has lawn and tree debris. By locating compost piles away from play areas or high traffic, you can eliminate the areas where ticks thrive because they prefer moist and shady areas.

2. Clean

By cleaning up leaf litter and brush around your yard and house and mowing your grass frequently can reduce your tick population.

3. Choose Plants

By choosing plants and shrubs that do not attract deer, or by installing those plants to put op a natural barrier to keep the deer out of your yard, you can reduce your tick population. Local nurseries can help to determine the best choices of plants for your area.

4. Check Hiding Places

The base of fences, brick walls and patio retaining walls are some common and popular hiding places for tick, check these hiding places frequently to reduces your tick population.

5. Care for Family Pets

Pets are some of the most at-risk animals for tick-borne diseases and can carry infected ticks into your home. Talking to your veterinarian about tick medication can help care for your family pets and reduce your tick population.

6. Call the Professionals

Mosquito Squad of Central Illinois professionals can use both our barrier sprays and tick tubes to effectively eliminate both adult and nymph ticks. Call us today to help reduce your tick population (217)919-9292.

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