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Tick Control Trumbull, CT

Tick Control in Trumbull, CT

Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses have been on the rise in the United States, especially in Connecticut. The key to protecting you and your family from ticks in the Trumbull area is professional tick control. Mosquitos and ticks have quite an awful reputation. They have been called the biggest killers on the planet and the most deadly animals in the world. With just one bite they can cause great havoc by spreading devastating illnesses like West Nile Virus, Encephalitis, Malaria, Chikungunya and even Heartworm in pets. Ticks can easily travel across outdoor landscapes and latch onto pets that enter our homes and then land on a human host, spreading Lyme disease, Erlichiosis and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and other tick-borne illnesses.

Protect your family from the dangers of Lyme disease.

At TurfMasters, we utilize a special application of pyrethroid insect control that is sprayed at an extremely low rate in tick habitats (mostly on the perimeter of your property where ticks are most likely to enter your landscaped areas). This spray is environmentally friendly and usually dries within an hour. However, re-entry is not recommended for 24 hours to ensure maximum effectiveness and limit exposure.

Tick Control Program

The TurfMasters Tick Control Program targets both the nymph and adult stages of the deer tick for maximum control. This spray is applied 3 times during the growing season to control nymphs (late spring) which is the growth stage most associated with the transmission of Lyme Disease; summer to control emerging adults and any remaining nymphs; and then again in the fall to control adult ticks.

Ways to prevent tick infestations:

  • Target Ticks Where They Live: Increase light and reduce dampness. Thin tree branches that overhang the lawn to let in more light. Clear out low brush, vines and leaf litter each year. Keep weeds cut. Keep a well-manicured border with the woods.
  • Don't Attract Wildlife: Discourage wildlife from getting close to your house by reducing their habitat and food sources. Seal cracks in foundation, screen areas under porches and decks. Place woodpiles far from the house.
  • Keep Stone Walls Neat: Stone walls provide shelter for mice and small mammals that carry deer ticks. Clear away brush, leaf litter, fallen trees and rocks each year.
  • Use Deer Resistant Plantings: Deer are a critical component of the deer tick's life cycle. Don't attract deer to your tick safe zone by planting flowers, shrubs or trees they like to eat.