If you want a simple, affordable, and effortless way to keep ticks away this season, invest in tick spraying services. Mountain Brook residents trust Mosquito Shield’s Tick Shield formula to eliminate ticks and keep them out of their properties good. You don’t have to accept ticks as an unavoidable part of your spring, summer, or fall. With help from Mosquito Shield, you can enjoy a pest-free lawn. Learn more about tick control. Here are our top tips for keeping ticks out of your life:
Know Where Ticks Live
Ticks gather in certain habitats. When gardening, playing, or relaxing outdoors, there are certain areas to avoid to reduce your chances of encountering ticks. If these areas exist on your lawn, eliminate them or hire Mosquito Shield to spray all the appropriate areas. Ticks live in moist, humid environments. They particularly like wooded and grassy regions. Shrubs, leaf litter, and thick underbrush commonly harbor tick colonies.
When you trust us with tick spraying services in Mountain Brook, we’ll complete a thorough inspection of your home and identify areas that may be attracting ticks. We’ll spray these areas to kill ticks on contact and keep them away in the future.
Wear the Proper Attire
Ticks wait in tall grass to attach to a passing host. Ticks cannot jump or fly, but they will stalk hosts and emerge at the right time to latch on. Ticks insert themselves in a host using a mandible and feeding tube that enters the host’s skin. Visit our tick FAQ page for more facts. If you cover your skin, ticks will have a harder time finding a place to attach. Wear long sleeves and pants tucked into boots or other closed-toed shoes.
This won’t completely erase your chances of getting ticks – they can cling to your clothing and find their way inside – but it can help. Tick spraying services in Mountain Brook can eliminate the need to wear specific clothing to avoid ticks.
Check Skin for Ticks Before Going Inside
Once you’ve finished up outdoors, check your skin thoroughly before going inside. This can prevent ticks from entering your home. Ticks like warm, dark places to attach to hosts. Check your armpits, behind your ears, and your upper thighs. You likely won’t feel a tick attach and may not realize you have one on you until you look. If you do have a tick, remove it with a tick puller or sterilized tweezers. Pull as close to the skin as possible and straight out. Do not twist. Avoid breaking the tick’s head off inside the skin because this can cause an infection.
Sign Up for Tick Spraying Services in Mountain Brook
The No. 1 way to get rid of ticks on your property is with tick spraying services in Mountain Brook using Tick Shield. You’ll have an impenetrable barrier surrounding your lawn, deterring ticks from entering. You won’t have to worry about spraying DEET on your skin, wearing long clothes in the summer, or avoiding certain areas of your property. Thanks to Tick Shield, you can enjoy your lawn and gardens without worrying.
To sign up for your first round of tick spraying services, Mountain Brook residents can call (205) 243-1898 or reach out online.
More About Our Approach to Tick Spraying Services Mountain Brook
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 safe and 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.