Our Tick Repellent Service
It was sheer panic on my part. I was on a local property because they had a problem with ticks.
I'm used to this. By the time most folks call me because of a problem with ticks, it's a pretty bad situation.
However, this time it was different. I stopped to investigate a creepy feeling. It was about a dozen ticks crawling on my leg. I must have hit a nest as I walked through the grass.
If you've ever found a tick on yourself, you'll remember the feeling of disgust as you dislodge the tick from your skin. Because of my previous tick-borne illnesses, I get upset whenever I see a tick on or near me.
Let me take a moment to tell you why I developed our very effective tick repellent program.
Our technician, Bill, sprays a large local property. It's next door to a horse farm.
Ticks carry deadly toxins that can affect people and animals. I've had two incidents of tick borne disease. The first time was bad. The second incident was almost fatal.
I was bitten by a tick about seven years ago, which caused a severe infection. I landed in the hospital for several days. Then, I had to take two courses of antibiotics. The effects lasted several months. The antibiotics were almost worse than the infection.
Then, four years ago, I was bitten again. This time, I developed Ehrlichiosis. This is a bacterial infection caused by a tick bite. It attacks, infects and may kill off white blood cells.
I developed respiratory and circulatory problems. By the time I was admitted to the hospital, I was in the initial stages of delirium. Fortunately, for me, my doctor diagnosed the disease correctly from the first day. Unfortunately, I spent five days in critical care as the disease took its' course.
Even after I returned home, I wasn't well enough to work. I suffered severe headaches from the spinal tap, which my doctors used to test how far the disease had progressed. After a month in bed, I was finally able to resume a light work schedule.
I provided these details for you, just to prove how serious a tick bite may be. In response to my health problems, I decided to make effective tick repellent my mission. And, I've been providing tick repellent service to people for the past seven years.
Although not in uniform, our manager, Dave, sprays a barrier tick repellent at a local home.
I developed our tick repellent program after my first bout with a tick borne illness. After extensive research, I now offer a perimeter spray for ticks that is guaranteed to be effective. We'll return to your property and respray selected areas, if you find another tick.
We've also added an additional layer of protection to the program. Damminix tubes are one of my favorite parts of this service.
They're cardboard tubes, much like the roll from paper towels. They contain cotton balls which have been soaked in permethrin. It's deadly to ticks, but not for mice, squirrels and birds who take the cotton back to their nests.
Permethrin rubs off on the fur of the mouse or squirrel. Ticks are killed in their nests and can't be transferred back to you.
Please contact us for a no-cost estimate. We spray your property once in the spring and once in the fall for guaranteed results.