Mosquito Squad of Greater Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra knows how important it is to keep your loved ones, two-legged and four, safe from pests like mosquitoes, fleas and ticks. In addition to being annoying, ticks can carry a host of potentially dangerous diseases. These include Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and other tick-borne illnesses.
Our two-step treatment not only helps prevent you coming into contact with potentially dangerous ticks on your property, it also halts the life cycle of the tick to decrease their numbers. Our barrier protection treatments eliminate ticks on contact. Tick tubes are an effective, proactive step in destroying tick populations before they even come close to your family!
The same barrier control treatment we employ for mosquito prevention also eliminates adult ticks, and fleas, on contact. This treatment is a powerful deterrent and eliminates on your property ticks by up to 90%. Once the treatment is disbursed, your property will be protected for up to 21 days. This barrier treatment has the added benefit of preventing the eggs of ticks from hatching and thus puts a stop to the next generation of these pests. We suggest treating your property every 3 weeks for season-long protection!
Lyme Disease is caused by bacteria transmitted by the deer tick (Ixodes scapularis). Not all deer ticks are infected with the bacteria that cause Lyme Disease. Ticks can become infected if they feed on small animals, such as mice, that are infected. By stopping the cycle of disease at its source, through the implementation of tick tubes, we are able to better protect you and your family from coming into contact with a potentially infected tick.
Our tick tubes use biodegradable tubing filled with cotton to help combat tick populations before they can pose a threat to you and your family. The tubes are filled with cotton treated with a solution that is fatal to ticks. Mice carry the cotton underground to build their nests, and when the ticks come in contact with the treated cotton, they are eliminated. Tick tubes are effective at reducing the tick population by up to 90%. We offer two treatments per season by our experienced pest control professionals to ensure complete tick prevention all season long — not to mention the mice get a fluffy source for feathering their nests!
Areas we service: Amelia Island, Atlantic Beach, Callahan, Fernandina Beach, Fleming Island, Hilliard, Jacksonville, Greater Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Nocatee, Ponte Vedra, Ponte Vedra Beach, St. Augustine, St. Johns and Yulee.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lyme Disease is the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States. In 2015, it was the sixth most common Nationally Notifiable Disease.
There is a common misconception among residents of Florida that Lyme Disease is of little concern. However, more accurate reporting and improved diagnosis confirm that Floridians should take the risk of Lyme Disease very seriously. Data indicates from 1990 to 2012 approximately 12,730 new cases (using the CDC’s 10-fold figures) of Lyme Disease were reported, making Florida one of the Top 20 States with the most cases of Lyme Disease in the United States. Unlike other geographical locations, Florida’s mild winters make the perfect catalyst for year-round infection and diagnosis.
The Lyme Disease bacterium has the ability to enter the body quickly after a bite from an infected tick. This disease is often called “great imitator,” because symptoms can mimic lupus, arthritis, MS, fibromyalgia, dementia, ALS, ADD, depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, autism and many other disorders.
Early symptoms of Lyme Disease can begin to show up 3-30 days after a tick bite. These include, but are not limited to, headaches, fatigue, fever, nausea, vomiting, swollen lymph nodes, joint and muscle pain, and the well-known bull’s eye rash (Erythema migrans) associated with the disease.