Whether you are going for a walk in the woods or working in the yard, a major threat may be lurking in the trees, bushes and grass – TICKS!

Ticks are a growing health and safety threat to your family and pets because they spread debilitating illnesses such as Lyme Disease.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control estimates that 300,000 Americans are sickened annually by Lyme Disease contracted through tick bites. Mosquito Terminators treatments are safe for your family and pets, but not for ticks. We can help you enjoy your time outside while reducing the threat from tick-borne diseases.

The most common form of tick found in the Washington, D.C. region is the Blacklegged (Deer) Tick. The blacklegged tick is named for its dark legs, which are a contrast to its pale body. Blacklegged ticks are sometimes called deer ticks. These ticks like to feed on the blood of white-tailed deer, which is why they are sometimes called deer ticks. Blacklegged ticks prefer to hide in grass and shrubs. They are often brought into the home by pets as well as mice.