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Tick Removal
Tinley Park, IL

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Don't let pesky mosquitoes ruin your outdoor fun. Mosquito Squad is ready to serve you! Contact us today by filling out the brief form below and we’ll be in touch soon.

The Dangers of Lyme Disease

a tick that was taken from Tinley Park

When people think of dangerous bugs in suburban Illinois, they mostly think of poisonous spiders and mosquitoes, but what most people don’t realize is that Lyme disease affects tens of thousands of people. With over thirty thousand cases of Lyme disease reported every year in the United States alone, Lyme disease is no longer something you only hear about, but very likely something that a close friend or family member has been diagnosed with in the recent past. Lyme disease is one of the most difficult diseases to diagnose as symptoms range from “bulls-eye” shaped rashes, to fevers, and other flu-like symptoms. Lyme disease in Tinley Park and the surrounding suburbs has been on the rise with nearly a 100% increase in the number of confirmed cases since 2012. If you are fortunate enough to discover and diagnose Lyme disease while still in the early stages, there are a variety of antibiotics that can be utilized to successfully treat it. But the most effective method of guarding against Lyme disease is through tick extermination for your home in Tinley Park, IL. Preventing ticks from even having the chance to transmit Lyme disease in the first place is your best defense against Lyme disease.

a dog receiving kisses from his owner in Tinley Park

Ticks on Dogs: Protect Your Pets

Humans are not the sole target for ticks however, they also tend to prey upon family pets, specifically dogs. When your dog or other pet goes outdoors, a tick could easily latch onto them, catching a ride right through your front door and into your home. It is important to check your pets for ticks after being outside. You should always check for ticks on dogs when you get home from a walk in the park, or even around the neighborhood. If you have pets that enjoy the outdoors, it is especially important to have a tick control plan in place for your home in Tinley Park, IL. If left to feed, ticks can infect your pets with many of the same diseases that humans are susceptible to. Lyme disease in dogs is not uncommon, but Heartworm is most dangerous when it comes to dogs. Don’t wait for a tick to infect your dog or endanger your home, contact Mosquito Squad Chicago to setup your plan for season long protection.

Tick Extermination Barrier Sprays in Tinley Park

At Mosquito Squad Chicago, our primary solution for exterminating ticks is through regular application of our signature barrier sprays at your home in Tinley Park, IL. Each spray remains effective for 14-21 days and not only exterminates, but also repels ticks. Additionally, our barrier sprays effectively protect against a number of other dangerous pests, like mosquitoes and fleas. We offer an all natural barrier spray option for minimal invasiveness to the environment. Every one of our barrier spray formulas are registered with, and approved by the EPA. We are recognized nationwide as experts in backyard pest control, and customer service professionals. Our top priority, at Mosquito Squad Chicago, is your protection against Lyme and other tick borne diseases.

a man in Tinley Park spraying for ticks

Backyard Tick Control

Tick activity has been steadily increasing over the last few years, especially in the Chicago suburban area. You’ve probably already seen a tick this season, while at a park or forest preserve. You may have even started to notice them in your own backyard in Tinley Park. Many people aren’t aware that ticks reproduce and hibernate underground during the winter. Ticks aren’t especially picky though, they begin waking up when temperatures exceed 45 degrees. Generally speaking though, the longer the winter, the greater the tick population will be the following season. And we have had some long winters the past few years, which have given ticks extra time to increase in population. Winter isn’t the only factor in tick activity though. Your yard in Tinley Park could unknowingly be the perfect place for ticks to thrive. Ticks prefer shady areas, especially tall grass, and around fences or brick walls. Make sure to keep your lawn cut short and to throw out any clippings. Locate compost piles away from high traffic areas and separate them with gravel or woodchips. These will assist in eliminating tick’s favorite hiding places. But the most effective method for controlling tick populations is to have Mosquito Squad apply our tick exterminating barrier spray. Our barrier spray not only exterminates but also repels ticks from your home in Tinley Park, IL.