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Offline Lambchop

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Anyone spray their yard for ticks?
« on: April 29, 2017, 12:18:38 PM »
Well I think I have spent a total of about 10min outside the past two days and have already found a tick on me each day. I am looking into having the yard sprayed and was wondering if anyone has any experience with it. Like how often do you need to respray ect. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Anyone spray their yard for ticks?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2017, 05:47:14 PM »
they say this year is going to be bad.  I think the last time I did it was with the fertilizer i put down
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Re: Anyone spray their yard for ticks?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2017, 05:47:28 AM »
Most of the time the products we can buy on the shelf only hold up to 5% of the active ingredient . Id call a landscape  Co. in your area and have them apply it. They are licensed applicators and the content is by far better.  I would guess between 50 and 80 buks and you dont have to do anything.   Mine is done and a second round will be in July .    FjR68

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Re: Anyone spray their yard for ticks?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2017, 10:38:35 AM »
Guinea hens!
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Re: Anyone spray their yard for ticks?
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2017, 07:09:33 AM »
EB did our years ago, when we moved in.   
Haven't had it done since,  but might reconsider this year.

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Re: Anyone spray their yard for ticks?
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2017, 07:32:24 AM »
Both myself and my wife have been bitten inside the same week. She found hers right away. Mine was well on its way burrowing in on the backside of my knee where I couldn't see it. Bite looks ok after a week. It's rare for one to escape detection on me.
 I cant feel the tiny deer ticks crawling like the bigger dog ticks.
We have free range chickens you would think would have an impact . Not this year.
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Re: Anyone spray their yard for ticks?
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2017, 07:44:15 AM »
I set my yard on fire this weekend :smile: I've been outside quite a bit and each time I've had a tick on me. Luckily they were the large ticks, not the small red deer ticks, but this is the first year I've ever had them in my yard. I live in a pine grove and have heard they don't like the acidic soil from the pines, don't know if that's factual or not, but I usually don't have them.

So I had some brush to burn and decided to burn some of the areas that had dead grass and scraggly brush. If it didn't kill them, it might have at least driven them away.

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Re: Anyone spray their yard for ticks?
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2017, 07:51:13 AM »
EB did our years ago, when we moved in.   
Haven't had it done since,  but might reconsider this year.

http://eb-exterminating.com/

I called EB,  they don't spray yards anymore.

Found this guy in Middletown.

http://www.thetickguy.com/
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Re: Anyone spray their yard for ticks?
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2017, 08:32:44 AM »
The only benefit of not having a yard full of grass.... (Yet)

There is a fertilizer with Seven added, I plan on giving that a try once I have grass
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Re: Anyone spray their yard for ticks?
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2017, 02:46:04 PM »
We have never sprayed but this year is bad.  We may have to look into it.
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Re: Anyone spray their yard for ticks?
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2017, 03:06:05 PM »
Guinea hens!

Was going to say the same thing lol but they are noisy as all hell!! My chickens do a decent job.
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Re: Anyone spray their yard for ticks?
« Reply #11 on: May 01, 2017, 03:39:03 PM »
Yeah but wouldnt be happy with the predators they would attract. Seen several fox and fisher cats and know we have bobcats, coyotes ect.

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Re: Anyone spray their yard for ticks?
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2017, 02:00:19 PM »
So I had the TickGuy come out and give me an estimate

http://www.thetickguy.com/

$85 per spray;  4 sprays per year. (3 in the spring/1 in the fall)

They are going to spray around the deck; shed; and property. 
And since Ty's playscape is close to the tree line.   They are going to spray 30' into the woods.

They have neighborhood discounts too.



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Re: Anyone spray their yard for ticks?
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2017, 02:49:40 PM »
I'll be calling them tomorrow.
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Re: Anyone spray their yard for ticks?
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2017, 03:24:48 PM »
I wonder if we all say we are from NEJEEP if we can get a club discount?  :)

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Re: Anyone spray their yard for ticks?
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2017, 03:50:35 PM »
Our first treatment was already put down this afternoon.
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Re: Anyone spray their yard for ticks?
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2017, 07:09:26 PM »
I think Bic posted this a few years back.


As John Josselyn wrote in 1670,
"there be infinite numbers of tikes hanging upon the bushes in summer time that will cleave to man's garments
and creep into his breeches eating themselves in a short time into the very flesh of a man.
I have seen the stockins of those that have gone through the woods covered with them."
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Re: Anyone spray their yard for ticks?
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2017, 07:14:11 PM »
that's was before the government let their evil tic experiments leak out into the real world
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Re: Anyone spray their yard for ticks?
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2017, 10:47:26 PM »
before the DDT insecticide ban in 1972 we had no tick problems in CT at all (after that we had Lyme Disease problems...) DDT was successful to control malaria, typhus, body lice, and bubonic plague... 

My parent's swore by the stuff and probably still have some at their house

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Re: Anyone spray their yard for ticks?
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2017, 05:55:42 PM »
that's was before the government let their evil tic experiments leak out into the real world

And now they want to build houses on the island they did those tests. Good luck with that!!
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Re: Anyone spray their yard for ticks?
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2017, 06:01:17 PM »
that's was before the government let their evil tic experiments leak out into the real world

And now they want to build houses on the island they did those tests. Good luck with that!!
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Re: Anyone spray their yard for ticks?
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2017, 06:03:34 PM »
that's was before the government let their evil tic experiments leak out into the real world

And now they want to build houses on the island they did those tests. Good luck with that!!
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Re: Anyone spray their yard for ticks?
« Reply #24 on: May 06, 2017, 05:56:43 PM »
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