Swampscott MA has a lot of ticks! ENJOY YOUR YARD THIS YEAR!
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Swampscott, MA is located in Eastern Massachusetts, bordered by Lynn on the west, Salem and Marblehead on the north, and the Atlantic Ocean on the east and south. Swampscott is about 4 miles south of Salem, 13 miles north of Boston, and 230 miles from New York City.
Learn how to reduce populations through environmental modifications. Freedom Pest Control uses Integrated Pest Management (IPM) procedures. This technique allows for maximum results. By solving the question of why you have a problem allows us to reduce the reason that you have the pest issue in the first place, eliminating the need for additional call backs.
A Freedom Pest technician will come to your home and do a pest susceptibility evaluation. The purpose of the evaluation will develop a green zone that will keep ticks at bay.
Freedom’s approach to treating ticks is to treat high impact areas where these insects are resting, questing or staying cool. Pesticides will not completely eliminate the pest population on treated property, but will dramatically reduce the numbers. These products are applied to wood lines, lawns, and ornamental plants as needed and are effective in tick treatment.
Over the last few years we have seen an increase in Lyme disease (see map below) from ticks so the management of tick populations is of high concern to many of our customers. Freedom Pest Control offers a variety of ways to manage ticks including on-going programs and both conventional and natural products.
Three of the most common ticks in our area are:
American Dog Ticks will attach to animals including dogs, cattle, deer, raccoons and humans if given the chance.
Brown Dog Ticks will usually attach to dogs, occasionally feeding on people and domestic cats.
Deer Ticks attach primarily on deer, cattle and other large animals and people. Deer Ticks are carriers of Lyme Disease transmitting it through bites.
We strive to be an industry leader in new pest control treatments and technologies. While some companies don’t change over time, Freedom Pest Control is constantly researching new state of the art treatments. We customize our treatment for your home or business.
Freedom Pest Control Gold Plus Plan
For Ticks, be sure to ask about Freedom Pest Control’s GOLD PLUS Plan which provides year-round protection from a large number of the most common home-invading pests including ants, carpenter bees, cockroaches, honey bees, mice, fleas, spiders, silverfish and …… PLUS: Ticks.
According to the CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention*, Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans. If left untreated, infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Lyme disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings (e.g., rash), and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks; laboratory testing is helpful if used correctly and performed with validated methods. Most cases of Lyme disease can be treated successfully with a few weeks of antibiotics. Steps to prevent Lyme disease include using insect repellent, removing ticks promptly, applying pesticides, and reducing tick habitat. The ticks that transmit Lyme disease can occasionally transmit other tickborne diseases as well.
As noted by the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station’s Tick Management Handbook** referenced by the CDC — Lyme disease can be a preventable disease!
Surveys have consistently shown most residents in Lyme disease endemic areas consider the disease an important or very important issue that poses a high risk to members of their family. A few precautions and the management of infected ticks in the residential or recreational landscape can substantially reduce the risk of Lyme disease and other tick-associated illnesses. Prompt recognition of infection and treatment can prevent more serious manifestations of disease. While education is important to preventing or mitigating disease, landscape and host management practices combined with the judicious use of acaricides can provide excellent tick control with minimal risk or impact to the environment.
FPC: Tick Impact Map For Swampscott, MA 01907