Tick & Mosquito Offense (207) 812-1974

Tick Attack IPM

Tick Attack IPM uses a passive approach while yielding effective results by using one of two similar products.

The first is called Tick Box Tick Control System (TCS). If you have concerns about using pesticide sprays on your property, this may be a good option. Although a very small amount of pesticide is still used, it is confined to the inside of each Tick Box.

Tick Box TCS constists of nontoxic baiting boxes that attract mice and chipmunks into them, where they brush against the applicator coated with fipronil. As the rodent’s fur touches the applicator, the ticks get a fatal dose. The mice and chipmunks are unharmed by the fipronil. These small animals are territorial by nature. We use this to our advantage, by not killing these rodents, but only killing the ticks on them. This enables them to hold their territory tick free, and does not allow more tick infested rodents to enter the area.

The second option is Tick Tubes.

Tick Tubes do not rely on bait to attract mice. They use pyrethrin treated cottonballs to assist them with their nest building. When the mice take these treated cottonballs out of the tube and use them in building their nest, the ticks are killed, and the mice remain unharmed. Although this process is less costly, studies have shown the tick box technology is more effective because of the regular feeding habits of both mice and chipmunks. We do not sell this service, but tick tubes can be a good DIY supplemental plan.

It is important to know how to indentify ticks, prevent tick bites and safely remove ticks that have attached themselves. Click here to download a Tick ID reference sheet. For more information, you can also visit the Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention website.

Estimating for Tick Boxes: What is the Process? What to expect.

1 Evaluation

We will conduct a site visit with you to discuss and determine the best areas to place your perimeter bait boxes while also establishing your property boundaries. We will identify tick conducive habitats where mice may need to be managed, and ticks need to be killed, so you and your family, as well as your pets can safely enjoy your outdoor areas again.

2 Proposal

Based on your concerns and needs, our site evaluation will provide you with a detailed written proposal including a sketch of total linear feet of your perimeter. The sketch will show the proposed placement of the tick boxes along this perimeter area. Our recommendations will include a plan of action and suggestions on how to reduce tick habitats. For more detailed information on pricing, please refer to our FAQs page.

3 Schedule

With your acceptance of our proposal determining the size and number of bait boxes around your perimeter grounds, we will set up your first placement of the tick boxes. From there on, we will provide return visits per contract. To set up your appointment and estimate go to our Contact Us page.

4 Review

Periodically we will contact you to review the effectiveness of the Tick Box Tick Control System. You may choose to ramp up your offensive measures by increasing the total number of tick boxes, if you find ticks are returning to your property sooner because of weather conditions or animal traffic dropping them off.

Good Things to Know


Target Mice - Ticks in Maine | What You Need to Know

The primary culprits for producing infected ticks are rodents and birds such as white-footed mice and American robins. Ticks become infected with disease-causing pathogens when they feed on the blood of these reservoir hosts. White-footed mice are common and often quite abundant across much of the eastern United States, including Maine. Chipmunks and squirrels also infect deer ticks.

Click here to visit the Ticks in Maine website and learn more.

Tick Box TCS Brochure

Click here to download a copy of the Tick Box TCS brochure. This brochure contains useful information on ticks and how Tick Box TCS can protect you and your home.

Tick Box TCS Product Label

Click here to download a copy of the Tick Box TCS product label. This document contains important information on the ingredients used in the product, as well as usage, safetly and handling information.