With the State of New Hampshire having one of the highest tick populations per capita in the United States – and the highest incidence of Lyme disease – our tick control services are very much in demand! Because of the warmer climate, the seacoast area is most susceptible to increasing tick populations. At Green Grass Lawn Care, our tick control services are available to anyone who needs them.
Our standard tick control services include four tick sprays between May and August. The first application is a whole-property spray, including turf grass. The second, third, and fourth applications concentrate on:
- perimeter areas
- ornamental shrubs
- tree line foliage
- areas around swing sets and playgrounds
There are two major varieties of ticks found in New Hampshire: the dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis) and the deer tick (Ixodes scapularis). It is the deer tick – also known as the blacklegged tick – which carries the Lyme disease virus. All ticks have a two-year life cycle in which they move from larva to nymph to adult. Ticks only need to feed twice a year, and are especially active in the periods between May and August; the highest populations have been occurring in mid-spring due to warmer winters.
Maybe you’ve wondered, “If ticks move so slowly how come they are everywhere?” The answer is they are transported. Deer and mice are preferred hosts for ticks – especially the blacklegged tick. Deer are very mobile, moving large populations of ticks across the state. One adult deer can be host to 2 million ticks…or more!
Folks will often ask, “is tick spray material toxic?” At Green Grass Lawn Care, we use EPA-approved control products in much lower concentrations than many household pesticides. In fact, the tick-control medication used on a dog is 700% stronger than what we are spraying in your yard.
Our tick control program has multiple applications to protect your yard from re-introduction of ticks by the deer and mice. When it comes to ticks – if you want them dead, we can help! Give us a call for a free quote on tick spraying services.
Call (603) 964-6360 or send us a contact form!