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What is the difference between chemical pesticides and the organic pesticides SafeYard Organics uses?

The difference is that SafeYard Organics use an EPA-registered, low-impact spray, that is safe to use around pets and children’s play areas. Synthetic chemical pesticides have a higher impact on non-targeted species. Another difference is the application of the pesticide. At SafeYard organics we take special care near sensitive areas and avoid injuring populations of beneficial insects.

How does mosquito abatement work?

We use an organic mosquito larvicide with minimal impact on non-target pests. This can be applied to yards or larger areas as ponds, swamps and fields. We use different methods of application depending on area. To control mosquitoes, application must be started early and continued.

Are deer the hosts of Lyme disease?

Although deer can be the end host for the tick, much like humans and pets, the White-footed mouse is the primary host for tick-borne diseases. The small size of the mouse makes it an ideal target for tiny, nymph stage, ticks. Ticks that feed on infected mice become infected, and capable of transmitting these diseases to people and pets with their next bite.

Is it safe to spray near fish ponds?

Yes, Safe Yard can safely spray near a pond.

Can your product be applied near a commercial playground, camping areas, and vacation cottages?

Yes, our product is completely safe and highly recommended for places where there are vacationers who may be unaware of potential tick problems and tick-borne diseases.

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Are there areas you cannot treat?

Areas that contain edible crops should not be sprayed.

Are there other insects that you can help to control?

Yes: Ants, Brown Tailed Moths, Centipedes, Chinch bugs, Earwigs, Fleas, Gnats, Mosquitoes, Centipedes, and Spider Mites are all controlled with SafeYard products.

Can you spray around a stone wall, patio or foundation without staining?

There is no staining associated with our product and it is completely safe to use in those areas.

How often should I spray for ticks?

With one female tick capable of laying between two to six thousand eggs, it is wise to have an application at least three times a year to control and reduce the many different types of disease carrying ticks. Depending on your area, repeated applications may be needed. Ticks have a complex life cycle involving several blood feasts which they need for their next stage of growth. Once they have fed, they will become dormant before hatching into their next form. Thus, repeated applications will catch newly hatched insects that could have been dormant during previous pesticide applications.

What does tick abatement cost?

Most ticks and fleas live on the edges of well-maintained lawns. A one-time application is $150, based on an average lawn’s size. For this price you would get a 15 to 20-foot-wide band effectively treating an acre-plus perimeter, controlling tick and flea infestations. Repeat applications are recommended, and are available at a reduced cost. A four-time spray package is $500. We spray twice early in the spring, once early in the summer, and once again in the early fall. This schedule offers ongoing protection against the repopulation of these breeding pest insects. A one-time tick spraying also includes free appraisal of lawn, yard and trees and advice for any problems found.

To create a barrier around your building, we recommend an additional product. Safe Yard Organics will apply a botanically based, granular insecticide that knocks out Centipedes, Chinch Bugs, Cockroaches, Earwigs, Fleas, Mites and Ticks that are in your immediate building area.

We also offer “tick tubes” that safely reduce the tick population. These are most effective when applied in late April early May, and are placed around your structures, and on the outer edge of your property.

Our mission is to increase the safety of your outdoor environment by trying to eliminate disease carrying insects without harming insects that are beneficial to you and your environment.

Can I control the mouse population around my house?

Yes, there are several methods that can be used to reduce and control mice populations. Measures such as moving your bird feeder away from your house, and removing food sources and nesting areas, will reduce the rodent population of your property. Cleanup of brushy areas and leaf litter reduces hiding places for dormant ticks. SafeYard Organics can help in that process.

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