Organic Tick & Mosquito Control
The Yard Gard offers Cape Cod the best of the best in organic mosquito control and organic tick control. With a series of regular repellent applications, your yard will have minimal pests during the warm season this year!
Organic Tick & Mosquito Application:
We provide 8 Organic Tick & Mosquito applications every three weeks from April until October. Unlike our competitors, we treat both of these frustrating insects for one low price. Our organic mosquito spray for your yard and our organic tick spray for your yard use natural essential oils that are safe for pets and children so that there are no concerns for harmful pesticides or toxins.
Organic Tick with Mosquito Plus
If you need more pronounced organic tick control, this program adds three more applications from June to September to ensure that your yard is completely protected. This is reserved for the most challenging mosquito areas here on the Cape!
Let us know if you want this cutting-edge new program!
Life-cycle of Ixodes scapularis (a.k.a. Blacklegged or Deer Tick)
Ixodes scapularis, or the deer (black-legged) tick, is prominent in the northeast, mid-Atlantic, and upper mid-western United States. Larval deer ticks become active in August and September, but these ticks are pathogen-free when they’re first born. Instead, they only become infected with pathogens when the larvae get a tasty blood meal from an infected animal host.
These larvae then molt over the winter and emerge in the early spring - April and May - as poppy seed-sized nymphal deer ticks. Lyme disease, the most prominent issue arising from tick bites, is most prevalently diagnosed from May to July when these nymphal deer ticks are most active. This is why it’s so important to have organic tick control in your yard.
Once the nymphal ticks grow up into adults around October, they remain active throughout the winter as long as the ground isn’t frozen. The females survive during the winter in the leaves that litter the ground and will lay their eggs in the spring, starting the life cycle all over again.
Lyme disease is caused by infection with a spirochete (a type of bacteria) which can be transmitted to people by bites from nymphal and adult black-legged ticks. American dog ticks are not able to transmit Lyme disease spirochetes. Larval and nymphal Blacklegged ticks can become infected when they take a blood meal from infected rodents and birds. Deer do not pass the infection to ticks.
Mosquitoes cause more human suffering than any other organism -- over one million people worldwide die from mosquito-borne diseases every year. Not only can mosquitoes carry diseases that afflict humans, but they also transmit several diseases and parasites that dogs and horses are very susceptible to. These include dog heartworm, West Nile virus (WNV), and Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE).
In addition, mosquito bites can cause severe skin irritation through an allergic reaction to the mosquito's saliva - this is what causes the red bump and itching. Mosquito vectored diseases include protozoan diseases, i.e., malaria, filarial diseases such as dog heartworm, and viruses such as dengue, encephalitis, and yellow fever. This is such an issue that the CDC Travelers' Health guide provides information on travel to destinations where human-borne diseases might be a problem.
If mosquito-borne diseases are so prevalent and dangerous that the CDC needs to warn you about them, then why would you want to have to worry about them in your own home? Let The Yard Gard use our organic mosquito spray for your yard to help you get rid of the problem.
Working with The Yard Gard
Having to deal with the number of ticks and mosquitoes in your yard can deter you from wanting to spend time outside in the summer. This is why it’s so important to bring in a professional to help you out. With our organic mosquito spray for your yard and our organic tick spray for your yard, we can help you control some of the effects of tick and mosquito infestations. We want you to be able to enjoy the warm summer sun that you deserve to enjoy.
If you’re interested in working with The Yard Gard, contact us and get a quote today.