Bugs Begone provides safe, effective and affordable pest and tick control treatment for ticks around your home, cottage or work.
Did you know? Although pets can’t spread Lyme disease directly to humans, they can carry infected ticks into your home or yard. Regular tick checks and prompt tick removal are just as important for pets as for people.* Reach out, we want to help with tick control, keeping them off your property and off your family and pets!
Ticks have become a real concern over the past few years due to Lyme disease.
The deer tick (black-legged tick) is the main carrier of Lyme disease. However, be aware that not all ticks carry Lyme disease.
Keep ticks away by:
- Keeping grass, shrubs and trees trimmed.
- Trimming bushes and tree branches to let in sunlight (ticks avoid hot, dry locations)
- Create a border of gravel or woodchips one metre or wider around your yard if you’re next to a wooded area, or an area with tall grasses.
- Minimizing wood piles on the property.
- Deterring rodents such as mice and rats.
Deer ticks (Blacklegged ticks) are small and hard to see. They attach themselves to humans and animals and feed on their blood. They can range in size from a grain of rice to a pea.
You might be at risk if you live or frequent wooded areas or areas with tall grasses and bushes. Being involved in outdoor activities such as hiking, camping and gardening may also put you at risk. You may be bitten by a tick and not even know it.
Tick control — how to avoid getting a tick bite
- light-coloured clothing, so it’s easier to see ticks
- closed-toed shoes
- long-sleeved shirts
- long pants, tucked into your socks
- Use insect repellent
- Use an insect repellent, or bug spray, that says ‘deet’ or ‘icaridin’ on it. Put it on your clothes and exposed skin. Always read the label for directions on how to use it
Put clothes in the dryer:
- Putting your clothes in a dryer on high heat for at least 10 minutes before washing them will kill ticks
- After being outdoors, check for ticks that may have attached themselves
- behind your knees
- on your head
- in your belly button
- in your groin area
- in your underarm area
- on the back of your body – use a mirror, or ask someone to check for you
- ask your veterinarian about options to help keep ticks off your pets
How Bugs Begone will get rid of your ticks
Bugs Begone will treat ticks on your property by using a comprehensive, integrated tick control plan. The type of tick treatment will vary based on the infestation and your property. This may include spraying the area and habitat modifications to make your property less appealing to ticks.
Reach out — we're here for you!
At Bugs Begone, we offer an affordable treatment plan with pest control and/or noxious weed solutions after conducting an on-site inspection and diagnosis of your property.
We’re licensed and insured, dedicated and committed. We have over 3-decades of pest control experience — look no further, you found us!