Nature’s Way has designed a Tick Control Program with 20 years of proven success, and the best part is that we use an extremely effective essential oil mixture, so it is not hazardous to people or pets. This product not only kills ticks on contact, but it repels them, as well as mice, one of the main carriers of ticks.
Our Tick Control Process
Step 1: We recommend the first application in the spring, when ticks are everywhere. Using a backpack fogger, we apply the essential oil mixture to your lawn and property tree line. The fogger allows us to get tiny particles in more places, making the application much more effective.
Step 2: After the initial application, we recommend monthly tick control treatments throughout the summer for long-term tick control and prevention. Typically, we need only treat the wood line, however, additional lawn treatments may be necessary depending on the property.
Step 3: To further protect your family from ticks, you may want to consider our Pest Block Program, which prevents mice and other rodents from gaining access to your home. In Northeastern New York and Western Vermont, ticks primarily feed on rodents, and the white footed mouse, not deer, is the dominant host of Lyme disease bacteria. During peak feeding times, rodents can carry over 100 larval and nymphal ticks, and they also spread ticks throughout your property because of their foraging behavior.
Get Started with a Free Tick Inspection
If you need tick control in Albany, Saratoga, Glens Falls or as far north as Plattsburgh NY, Nature’s Way can help. Call (518) 745-5958, or complete an online request for a free inspection. You can also request tick control in Rutland, Burlington and throughout Western Vermont by calling (802) 855-2978.
Ticks are not insects but Arachnids, a class of Arthropods, which also includes mites, spiders and scorpions. They are divided into two groups – hard bodied and soft bodied – both of which are capable of transmitting diseases.
Ticks are parasites that feed by latching on to an animal host, embedding their mouth parts into the host’s skin, and sucking its blood. This method of feeding makes ticks the perfect vectors (organisms that harbor and transmit disease) for a variety of pathogenic agents. Ticks are responsible for at least ten different known diseases in humans in the U.S., including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, and more recently, anaplasmosis and ehrlichiosis.
Unfortunately 90% of the calls we receive for tick control are from people who have already contracted Lyme disease and are looking to avoid other family members and pets from becoming sick. Lyme is a horrible disease and a large concern in the Upstate New York and Vermont regions. If you suspect you have a tick problem, please contact us, so that we can provide you with a free inspection and advise you on the best treatment plan for your property.
Please note: We cannot offer a warranty on tick control, as ticks can be brought onto the property by mice, rabbits, deer, chipmunks, birds, etc. However, we can assure you that our tick control treatment is highy effective. It is one of our most popular applications.