Did you know that 95% of all confirmed Lyme disease cases have been reported from just 14 states? Or that these 14 states included the entire New England region?
Lyme disease is defined as “an inflammatory disease characterized at first by rash, headache, fever, and chills, and later by possible arthritis and neurological and cardiac disorders, caused by bacteria that are transmitted by ticks.”
Deer ticks, in particular, are the breed of tick that carries the disease, and they are far too prevalent in the New England region to be ignored. Although wooded areas are ideal for tick activity, with the growing population of deer, tick activity is becoming more common in all areas of New England. Griggs & Browne tick control services can help lessen your risk of disease by reducing the population of ticks around your property.
Our traditional tick reduction program consists of a three-stage treatment plan. The first two applications are made in the spring and summer, with a final application being made in the fall. This three-stage treatment is based on the ticks’ life cycle. While this is classified as a reduction and not elimination – if performed regularly throughout the year – should effectively minimize the potential for a tick infestation or infection.
Our traditional mosquito reduction program consists of a monthly treatment plan, typically from May through October, to effectively reduce the mosquito population on the property. The treatments are very similar to tick treatments with the main difference being the frequency of the applications. Because mosquitoes are flying insects, treatments need to be made monthly to ensure adequate control.
One of the most frequently asked questions about our tick and mosquito treatments is how the treatment will affect their children and/or pets. People and pets are instructed to stay inside during application, but generally can return to treated areas an hour or so later, depending on weather conditions. Our professional technicians utilize the utmost caution when performing tick and mosquito applications, avoiding flowering plants, edible plants, bodies of water, and other sensitive areas.