Interesting facts
about Ticks:

  • Ticks prefer to rest in wet, shaded areas with heavy foliage.

  • To find their target, ticks crawl up to the tip of leaves/grass & extend their legs, waiting for a host - this is called questing.

  •  They can sense us & our pets as we approach by smelling our breath & body odor, or by sensing our heat, moisture, & vibrations in our steps.

  • In the United States, the most common tick-borne diseases include Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Erlichiosis, Babesiosis, & Anasplasmosis.

  • Ticks can move from place to place by hitching rides on small rodents, rabbits, deer, & other mammals.

  • The 2 most common ticks found throughout Massachusetts are Deer Ticks (Ixodes Scapularis) & the Dog Tick (Dermacentor Variabillis).

Tick Removal

Tick bites occur mostly in spring and summer months, and are generally painless. Most tick bites do not transmit disease. However, they often cause a red circle mark, or papule at the bite site and may cause a body reaction.

Remove all ticks as soon as possible to reduce any chance of disease transmission.

Tick removal should be done with blunt, curved forceps.

If the tick is still attached, use blunt forceps with medium-sized, curved tips. Place parallel to the skin to grasp the tick’s mouth parts firmly, making sure they’re as close to the skin as possible.

Avoid puncturing the skin and the tick’s body. Pull slowly, without twisting, directly away from the skin.

Any visible mouth parts that are left should be removed carefully.


Our promise: if you’re not satisfied within 2 weeks of our mosquito and tick treatments, we’ll re-evaluate & retreat at no added cost, often requiring our techs to use a different product until the issue is resolved.

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