No one likes bugs and invasive creatures on their property, and ticks are some of the most troublesome things you can find around your home. Ticks are tiny parasitic arachnids that feed on the blood of warm-blooded animals like dogs, cats, birds, deer, and even people. Ticks are also notorious for spreading infectious diseases like Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
One of the worst aspects of ticks is how tiny they are and how difficult they can be to see. When you notice a tick on yourself or on someone else, you should take the time to remove it completely and immediately before it has the chance to feed on you for too long. While you may have to contend with ticks if you spend time outdoors hiking and camping, you should be able to breathe easy at home, and that’s where Tick Shield can help.
Tick Spraying in Oakton From Tick Shield
Tick spraying in Oakton is a relatively straightforward process that disrupts and destroys tick colonies around your home and prevents them from coming back. Ticks can invade a property in many ways, from falling on the ground from trees to hitching rides on pets and wildlife and then spreading around the property to colonize. If you want to eliminate ticks around your property and ensure they stay gone permanently, tick spraying in Oakton is the ideal solution.
The Tick Shield team has developed an effective spray that kills ticks and creates a “shield” that discourages them from entering your property again. You don’t need to worry about a neighborhood stray cat or a wild deer dropping ticks into your yard after choosing Tick Shield for tick spraying in Oakton.
This level of protection is more robust than anything you can find in a store. While a bottle of bug repellent made with DEET may help minimize your chances of attracting ticks on your next hike, you shouldn’t have to spend all your time at home smelling like DEET.
Best Practices and Preventing Tick Bites With Tick Spraying in Oakton
Ticks are very hard to spot with the naked eye. Even a fully engorged adult tick may be no bigger than a grain of rice, and smaller juvenile ticks can be tinier than poppy seeds. If you want to protect yourself from ticks while you’re spending time outside away from your home, you need to do your best to make it as hard as possible for ticks to bite you.
A good rule of thumb is to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. The more skin you leave exposed, the more room a tick will have to bite you and drink your blood! Weather permitting, wear something light and comfortable with long sleeves. If you’re spending time hiking through tall grass, it’s a good idea to tuck your pants into your boots and then your shirt into your pants. This minimizes gaps where ticks can crawl into your clothing to reach your skin.
Wearing light colors is another good idea if you’re going to be outside in a place where ticks could be lurking. Most ticks are darkly colored, so they’ll show up clearly on brightly colored clothing.
Choose Tick Shield for Tick Spraying in Oakton
These steps can help you prevent tick bites while you’re out and about, but tick spraying in Oakton provides the best possible protection for your home. You shouldn’t have to worry about tucking your pants into your socks every time you go into your yard, and Tick Shield can help. Our tick spraying in Oakton works fast and keeps working for a long time so you don’t need to worry about ticks on your property. We can help you determine the best times to spray and figure out how often you’ll need follow-up treatments.
A bit of prevention with tick spraying in Oakton is much better than dealing with the disease ticks can spread, especially Lyme disease that can cause lifelong complications. Contact Tick Shield today for more information about tick spraying in Oakton.
More About Our Approach
Mosquito Shield is the leader in professional mosquito and tick control. We take a three-pronged approach mosquito and tick protection: kill current pests; mask the CO2 that attracts new pests; and repel pests from your home. Our proprietary Mosquito Protection Blend (MPB) represents more than 15 years of product research and development, and our FlexBlend spray technology maximizes the effectiveness of MPB.
MPB gives you several options for pest control. It kills harboring mosquitoes, no-see-ums, black flies and other flying insects along with ticks, and it simultaneously repels airborne insects and prevents new pest infestations. Our treatment schedules are flexible so that you see the best results during peak mosquito and tick season. We add our Rain Shield blend to each spray so that treatments withstand light to moderate rain storms.
Our licensed technicians are trained in product application, mosquito and tick behavior, and species identification. We educate our techs to “think like a mosquito” while evaluating properties to find problem areas. They will also study weather and property conditions to take a holistic approach to your pest control treatment.
More than 90 percent of Mosquito Shield and Tick Shield customers reuse us season after season. We carry an unconditional satisfaction guarantee (which we’re happy to say mostly collects dust!). If for any reason you’re unsatisfied after your first visit, we’ll give you a full refund. Check out our Satisfaction Guaranteed video.
Once you contact Mosquito Shield, you can expect a couple things:
- Your first visit is scheduled within five business days of signing up for our treatments.
- You’ll get an email before and after each technician visit.
- The treatment will be applied to your common use areas like pools, decks, patios and swing sets, and it’ll be applied to wherever the mosquitos and ticks breed and live.
- After your first visit, you’ll see a significant reduction in insects, usually within 24 hours of the first treatment. Check out our Effectiveness video.
- A licensed technician will come to your property every two weeks, depending on the mosquito population and weather. Treatments can be effective when done either 10 days apart or even 17 days apart.
Mosquito Shield was founded in September 2001. We’ve all been there, trying to enjoy our homes’ outdoors, only to have our limited time outside ruined by unwanted mosquitos and insects. It was clear that the mosquito control products available at the time—body sprays, candles, mosquito magnets—weren’t up to the task. Frustrated with these options, we set out to formulate a true solution. The following 15 years were spent researching the science behind the mosquito life cycle, testing products, application methods and treatment frequency. We developed our own proprietary blend, Mosquito Protection Blend (MPB), that lasts for weeks and gets stronger as mosquito season progressed. Our MPB is made with natural oils that rid you of current mosquitos and repel future unwanted guests. Combining MPB with our FlexBlend application technology has put us at the forefront of residential mosquito control.