Tick Control

White Oak Horticultural Services Offers Safe and Effective Tick Control

Did You Know That Only 2% of Deer Ticks are Found in Your Lawn?

You may think you are protecting yourself from these pests by applying granular insecticide to the lawn, when in fact you are barely impacting their numbers.

According to The Tick Management Handbook by Dr. Kirby Stafford III, research shows that 89% of Deer Ticks are living in wooded areas and where the woods meet your property. The other 9% are living in ornamental planting beds in your yard. This is why when I do a Tick Spray Treatment I only focus on these hot spots.  Not only does this minimize the amount of pesticide on your property, it guarantees the best results.

Spraying the Ornamental Beds and 20 feet into the Wood Line throughout the growing season can knock down up to 98% of the Deer Tick Population in your yard. 

In business since 2009, when you contract White Oak Horticultural Services to spray your property for ticks you are in fact contracting the owner and sole operator of the company. You will not have to worry about some stranger on your property, it will always be me. My home office is my home. My clients are my neighbors, many have turned into friends. I take a lot of pride in performing a quality service and treat each property as I would treat my own. I can stand by what I say because I can answer honestly that my wife, children, and my dog have never had a tick on them. Give me the opportunity to do the same for you and your family.

Lyme disease is one of the most dangerous and debilitating diseases transmitted by ticks.  Approximately 10% of Lyme disease cases occur right here in Connecticut. The Blacklegged tick is the transmitter of the disease which it picks up from feeding on an infected white footed mouse.  The ticks life cycle allows for effective control of this parasite.  Ticks will lay their eggs in the fall, with one tick laying approximately 500 eggs.  These eggs hatch in the Spring, making the Spring application the most important time to control ticks. While many other tick control companies want to sell as many applications as possible, we believe in applying the least amount of product to effectively control the tick population in your yard. We treat only the areas of your yard where tick populations will be high.  We do not find that treating lawn areas are necessary as only about 2% of tick populations will be found in the lawn and will likely die due to dehydration.  The products we use are incredibly non-toxic to mammals, and once dry are completely non-transferable.  This approach provides another safety measure to keep our loved ones safe.  We pride ourselves on controlling the tick population responsibly and very effectively!

Timing of Tick Spray Treatments


Spring: The first treatment is usually performed in the month of May as the eggs are hatching. This is when ticks are most active and the potential for being bit is at its highest. Fortunately the newly hatched nymphs do not carry Lyme Disease, however it is best to eradicate them before they get the chance to feed on an infected host.

Early Summer: This is also a very important time to treat for ticks. In a perfect world, the spring treatment would kill all the nymphs, but we live in New England where the weather changes every five minutes, so a second treatment in mid June takes care of any late bloomers. Ticks are very active still and looking for a meal.

Late Summer: A late summer treatment may be needed if your property is in a particularly heavily wooded area with a lot of deer activity. A spike in activity usually happens around August.  I find that many properties do not require a late summer treatment but it is an available option.

Fall: It is a common misconception that since winter will be soon approaching that a fall treatment is not required. Winter snows do not kill ticks, it actually preserves them. Fall is when ticks are laying eggs thus killing them before they have the chance, means thousands of less potential ticks next spring. It is an essential treatment.

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