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Tick Control Services

Tick Control is a must to protect people and pets from these dangerous, blood sucking pests.  Burrowing under the skin, Ticks can cause serious harm.  Far worse than the bad rash and the pain of removing the tick, these nasty pests spread Lyme Disease, the deadly Powassan Virus and other serious illnesses.

What Are the Best Ways to Control Ticks in Your Yard?

Giroud’s Tick Control program targets ticks where they live. Deer Ticks like the shade and seek protection from the sun in ground level vegetation. Favorite hiding spots include high grasses, underbrush, shrubs and wooded areas. Here’s what we do to control this dangerous pest:

  1. Tick Control
    Tick Control

    Tick Risk Evaluation: Your Giroud Arborist will complete a risk assessment of your property to identify tick danger zones and develop a customized tick control program.

  2. Tick Control Treatment Options: Giroud’s specially licensed applicators will treat around the perimeter of your property and other high-risk areas. Giroud offers two treatment options plus supplemental control:
  • Organic:  Our special 100% Organic formula gets the job done with essential oils including peppermint and cedar oils which are natural repellents. Treatments are safe for children, pets and pollinators like bees and butterflies.
  • Traditional A highly effective program, our insecticide treatments have staying power to control adult ticks and nymphs.  Once dried, treated areas are safe for people and pets.
  • Supplemental:  This treatment works in combination with our Organic and Traditional Programs. It targets ticks when they latch on to mice. Tick tubes are carefully placed in areas where mice gather nesting materials.  The tubes are filled with a cottony material treated with Permethrin.  Mice take the treated cotton back to their nests where it rubs off on their skin.  Ticks die when they feed on the mice.  The treatment is not harmful to wildlife or pets.  Learn more about Tick Tubes.
  1. Perimeter Clean-up: Ticks are shade lovers and can’t survive in the sun. The Giroud Team can eliminate shady tick habitats in two ways. First, cleaning up and/or clearing overgrown areas. Second, pruning tree branches and shrubs around the lawn edge to let in more sunlight.
  2. Deer Repellent: Deer are the primary carrier of ticks to your property. Our Deer Repellent service is safe, water-resistant and will deter deer from feeding on your valuable plants!
  3. Plant Selection: We will identify plants that are attracting deer to your yard and suggest alternative plants.

Why Is Tick Control Needed?

Tick Removal
Tick Removal

Our suburbs are a hot spot for Lyme Disease cases according to the Center for Disease Control. As tick populations explode, the spread of tick borne diseases has increased exponentially.

Now, there’s a new threat, the Powassan Virus which is spread by infected ticks in as little as 15 minutes of the tick burrowing in the skin.  By contrast, it takes 24 hours for a tick to infect a person or pet with Lyme Disease.

Check daily for ticks and remove as soon as possible.  Don’t try folklore remedies here!  Follow the CDC Tick Removal Directions which include warnings against using things like vaseline and nail polish.

In addition to controlling ticks, Giroud’s treatment formula also provides excellent mosquito control. Ticks and Mosquitoes are attracted to many of the same dark, moist environments. Like ticks, mosquitoes are a dangerous pest and known for spreading many diseases including the Zika and West Nile Viruses. It’s good to know that you can strike out dangerous pests with powerful 100% Organic or Traditional treatments!

Want to get rid of mosquitoes and ticks in your yard? Contact Giroud Tree and Lawn! Your Giroud ISA Certified Arborist will be happy to do a free tick and mosquito risk assessment.