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Tick Identification and Disease Control in Albany

New York is prominently home to three tick species that account for most of the disease transmission, with Lyme Disease leading the way. In fact, 96% of the Lyme Disease cases reported in the US came from only 13 states, one of which is New York. Identification and elimination are vital to protecting you, your family and pets from tick-borne diseases. Mosquito Squad of Albany can help you identify, eliminate and prevent ticks and their future generations in your treated property with our dual protection barrier spray and tick tubes.

Deer tick or Black-legged tick
Ixodes scapularis

The black-legged, or deer tick, larvae and nymphs feed on birds, squirrels and mice most often while the adult ticks prefers deer, where they get their name. The black-legged tick is the known source for the transmission of Lyme Disease as well as human Babesiosis and Anaplasmosis. Black-legged ticks can be as small as a poppy seed up to the size of a sesame seed.

Dog Tick
Dermacentor variabilis

The American dog tick larvae and nymph ticks typically uses small rodents like mice as hosts and the adults are found most often on dogs. The dog tick is about the size of a watermelon seed and can be identified by white lines on their back. Dog ticks are vectors for Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Tularemia.

Lone star tick
Amblyomma americanum

The Lone star tick larvae and nymphs feed on small animals but the nymphs as well as adults can use larger animals for their host. The Lone star tick is a reddish color with a white dot on its back. Lone star ticks can transmit Ehrlichiosis, Heartland Virus, STARI and Tularemia.

Mosquito Squad of Albany’s Tick Elimination

Identification is important but elimination is essential in keeping your family safe. Mosquito Squad of Albany’s dual-protection treatment can eliminate up to 97% of ticks on your treated property. Our safe and effective barrier spray is applied to the foliage in your yard every 21 days to eliminate adult ticks on contact. Our intensive tick tube application eliminates the nymph ticks residing in their hosts’ dens, thereby breaking the life cycle and the chain of disease.

Call us today to start protecting your family and pets from the ticks so predominant in our area and the disease they carry and spread. One call to 518-533-4866 will keep you safer all season long.

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