When temperatures dip, you may think pest-related threats have ended for the winter. This is true for some pests but not so for ticks. April through October is considered tick season in the northeast United States, but these disease-carrying pests can thrive well into autumn and winter. Ticks are active when temperatures are above 40 degrees Fahrenheit, emerging from mulch beds and from under wood piles. Our Tick Shield granular treatment will kill new ticks as they hatch, providing year-round protection.
Although ticks are not as active in late fall and winter as they are in the warmer months, tick encounters are always a risk if the conditions are right, and any time you encounter a tick, Lyme disease is a possibility. You can contract tick-borne diseases year-round, even in the winter. In addition to Lyme disease, ticks carry ehrlichiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, Powassan virus, and alpha-gal allergies. This is why it’s critical to shield your property from ticks year-round. East End’s Tick Shield is the most efficient, effective method for protecting you and your family from ticks during winter.
What Is Tick Shield?
As part of our tick management program, we offer a granular tick control treatment from December through March for homeowners who wish to have year-round protection against tick bites. Talstar XTRA Granular treatment controls ticks for 45 days in the woods, leaves, and mulch on your property.
Our technicians will deploy the granular tick control treatment around the perimeter of your property and in shrub beds where ticks are overwintering. When the temperature rises and ticks emerge and hatch for a blood meal, Talstar tick-killing granules will meet and eliminate them.
How Much Is Tick Shield Preventative Treatment?
Tick Shield’s cost depends on your property’s size and complexity. At East End Tick Control®, we offer thorough, no-charge estimates. Every tick or mosquito control job is different, and we endeavor to give you the most accurate quotes for your specific situation and needs, with no hidden surprises.
East End Tick Control® Protects Your Home Year-Round
Last winter, many days exceeded 40 degrees Fahrenheit, and there will be plenty of warm days this winter, too. Don’t gamble with tick-borne diseases; protect your family with Tick Shield from December through March. East End Tick Control® has been keeping eastern Long Islanders and their families safe from ticks and mosquitos for 25 years, so give your nearest branch a call. You can reach our Southampton office at (631) 287-9700, you can contact our East Hampton office at (631) 324-9700, and Southold at (631) 765-9700. You can also email us.