Organic Mosquito and Tick Control Offering

This new pest control service offering protects you, your family and your pets against vector disease carrying pests. Lyme Disease, Malaria and West Nile Virus greatly affect people in the Capital District.

Summer is here! School is out and the kids are playing in the yard. You are spending time by the pool, out in the garden, at the BBQ grill, and mowing the lawn. Mosquitoes and ticks are out, but they don’t need to keep you indoors. Consider hiring a pest control professional to treat for mosquitoes and ticks so you can reclaim your yard.

Our Organic Mosquito Treatments are applied in areas that mosquitoes hide during the day. This greatly reduces overall population. Mosquitoes forage at dawn and dusk for a blood meal (you, your family and your pets). Our Mosquito Reduction Program does a great job reducing the overall threat of these blood suckers. Family Pest Solutions will inspect, identify conducive conditions, make recommendations and provide a thorough application with a Certified Organic Product.

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Our Organic Tick Treatments are applied to the vegetation around your home. Shrubs, bushes, small trees and the lawn are housing ticks close to your home. The perimeter of your yard is treated as well, putting a barrier in places where ticks are waiting to be picked up by someone passing by. Family Pest Solutions will inspect, identify conducive conditions, make recommendations and provide a thorough application with a Certified Organic Product.

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You don’t have to be walking in the woods to be bitten by a tick. You can get bitten by a tick in your backyard. Ticks like damp, shady, brushy areas where they can wait for a person or an animal to come by. The tick waits for direct contact with a passing person or animal as a hitchhiker.

Steps you can take to help with ticks:

  • Keep grass cut short. Ticks prefer tall grass and shrubs, where they wait to attach to a passing person or animal.
  • Remove decomposing leaf piles and brush from around your home. Ticks like to live in these areas.
  • Prune low lying bushes to allow sunlight to come in. This keeps the area from being damp and shady, less attractive to ticks.
  • Keep wood piles and bird feeders off the ground. This makes your yard less attractive for mice and other small rodents that carry ticks.
  • Use a 3-foot-wide barrier of mulch and gravel around the perimeter of your yard. Ticks are less likely to cross the barrier into the lawn because they are prone to drying out.
  • Check for ticks! Check yourself, family and pets after spending time in the yard.
  • Have a Pest Control Professional such as Family Pest Solutions treat your property. We recommend our organic tick control product!

Steps you can take to help with mosquitoes:

  • Use DEET type repellents.
  • Wear long-sleeved clothing.
  • Schedule outdoor activities to avoid the hours around dawn and dusk.
  • Repair damaged screens.
  • Remove standing water from the areas around your home.
  • Have a Pest Control Professional such as Family Pest Solutions treat your property. We recommend our organic tick control product!

Use mosquito & tick repellents that are right for you and your family.

Consider these factors when choosing an insect repellent:

  • Do you need protection from mosquitoes, ticks or both?
  • How long will you be exposed to them? Be sure to use a product with a protection time that fits your activity.
  • DEET is the active ingredient in many insect repellent products. It is used often to repel biting insects such as mosquitoes and ticks. Each year, 1/3 of the US population uses DEET to protect them from vector disease carrying pests. DEET was developed by the US Army in 1946 and it was registered for general public use in 1957. More than 100 products containing DEET are currently registered with the EPA.
  • For the safe and effective use of pesticide products, always read the product label before using the product.

Family Pest Solutions offers a 15 % discount to customers that have monthly, EOM or quarterly general pest control services with us.

If you have any questions about our Mosquito and Tick Services, please call us at 518-280-9070.