Safeguarding Your Property from Ticks
Are ticks prevalent in Vermont? YES. In 2020 alone there were almost 7,000 cases of Lyme disease reported in dogs alone! That means of those tested, more than one in six pets were positive for Lyme.
What is the tick treatment for backyards comprised of? Our tick treatment for properties is completely organic so it is totally harmless to pets, people, shrubs, flowers, or plants. It is, however, toxic to fleas, ticks, and mosquitos. It consists of an essential oil derived from conifer trees (trees that bear cones and needle-like leaves) of the pine or cypress families. It has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and is considered safe enough by the FDA (Food & Drug Admin) to be used as a food preservative. The ancient Egyptians even used it in their embalming practices because it kept away insects!