Frequently Asked Questions
Fall Tick Clean Up Special
We have had a hot August and that will have an impact on this year’s larvae, but the adult females have survived that heat. They will overwinter in the leaf litter and lay thousands of eggs next year. Having the perimeter of your property professionally sprayed thoroughly will destroy the adult ticks.
Complete spraying of an acre perimeter for $150.00 with discounts for three or more properties.
Call us today at 207-333-0681 for more information.
How Much is SafeYard Organics?
Our base price is $150 and covers up to 10’000 square feet. The cost of each additional 10’000 square foot area is assessed at $80, and can be prorated for smaller areas.
A one time application ahead of outdoor parties, picnics, weddings, and family gatherings, will bring the assurance of a pleasant, tick and mosquito free, environment.
Discounts are given for groups of four or more neighboring yards. We encourage adjacent property owners to consider treating their yards on a regular schedule to diminish repopulation by the targeted insects.
What is the difference between chemical pesticides and the organic pesticides SafeYard Organics uses?
The difference is that SafeYard Organics uses 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 to injuring populations of beneficial insects.
Is it safe to spray near fish ponds?
Yes, Safe Yard can safely spray near a pond.
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.
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.
Are there areas you cannot treat?
Areas that contain edible crops should not be sprayed.
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 twice 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.
Are there other insects that a SafeYard Organics application 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.
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.
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.