Tick & Mosquito Offense (207) 812-1974

Take Back Your Outdoors With Our Most Popular and Effective Tick Control Services

If you are looking for the most effective and widely used means of controlling ticks with the best residual qualities, this service is for you. Our EPA approved synthetic barrier protection Plus hot spots, will kill ticks up to 6-8 weeks before having to be reapplied. There is a 30 minute wait time for the spray to bond/adhere to foliage. There is no detectable odor with our tick treatments.

Our tick treatments focus on the four peak periods of the deer tick life cycle. We target adults in mid-April; nymphs in mid-June; larvae in early August; and adults again in September and October. We offer a two or four spray treatment plan dealing with peak periods.

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 your property: 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 barrier spray treatment while also establishing your property boundaries. Once this has been completed, we will concentrate on your high use areas within your perimeter barrier focusing on your concerns and dealing with any hot spots and potential tick conducive habitats. We will make recommendations to further reduce the tick populations, so you and your family, as well as your pets, can safely enjoy your outdoor spaces again.

2 Proposal

Based on your concerns and needs, our site evaluation will provide you with a detailed written proposal including a sketch of both perimeter barrier and hot spots, along with total square footage of the areas needing treatment. Our recommendations will let you know our plan of action, suggestions on how to reduce tick habitats, costs, and how often we should spray your property to keep the ticks away. For more detailed information on pricing, please refer to our FAQs page.

3 Schedule

With your acceptance of our proposal, determining the treatment schedule that works best for your situation, we will set up your first treatment appointment. From there on, we will provide return visits per the 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 our treatment plan. You may choose to ramp up offensive measures by increasing the number of treatments if you find ticks are returning to your property sooner because of weather conditions or animal traffic dropping them off.

Good Things to Know


When to Hire a Pro - Ticks in Maine | What You Need to Know

While the risk of tick bites can be reduced by personal protection, landscape management and property owner-applied pesticides, if the risk of exposure of in your area is high, consider hiring a licensed commercial applicator. A professional can apply effective, EPA-registered acaricides – pesticides that kill ticks – with specialized equipment to reach ticks secluded within the leaf litter.

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

EPA Registered Human and Pet Safe

Our tick and flea treatment utilize 100% biodegradable synthetic pyrethrin called pyrethroids. Synthetic pyrethrins are derived from a naturally occurring compound found in chrysanthemum flowers. Pyrethroids are commonly used in numerous household products and pet shampoos. There is a 30 minute waiting period to ensure the solution sprayed is completely dry and has adhered to the foliage. Once dry, it is safe to use the area.

What About Beneficial Insects?

This is a great question. We do not spray at random. By creating a perimeter barrier around your home, and focusing on hotspots within the barrier, we reduce pesticide use while maintaining beneficial insects. Our BPC certification and licensing trains us how to work around beneficials.

Indirectly by managing tick and flea environments, reducing standing water, keeping lawns mowed and other good practices on the home front will make your property less attractive to the pests you do not want and will mean less pesticide use overall.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Our standard spray consists of four treatment applications. Our process specifically deals with each life stage of the black leg (deer tick), which starts in April and ends in October. We can treat less times and still achieve optimum results depending on your tick conducive environment and population concentration levels. Our Four Spray Program delivers better pest control in the following year, when all stages of the life cycle have been broken. Note: Ticks are active any time through winter when temperatures are above freezing.

Why Not Just DIY?

DIY efforts can result with little to NO changes in controlling long term tick and flea populations if all life stages are not taken into consideration along with the right combination of pesticides. For example, eggs in both ticks and fleas are unaffected by pesticide treatments. Many times a treatment is done and all seems well only to find out weeks or months later more eggs have hatched and hungry ticks are looking for their first blood meal. Each life cycle has its Achilles heel. The right timing, combined with the right choice of pesticide and proper application equipment makes all the difference.