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'Tis the season for ticks and mosquitoes in Massachusetts.

Over the past year, we’ve all come to see our outdoor space as more than “just a yard”; it’s become our safe haven and our great outdoors. As the weather begins to really feel like spring again, we’re itching to enjoy it anew—but without the itching.

Ticks and mosquitoes in Massachusetts not only disrupt our alfresco activities, they present serious health risks to people and pets. That’s why Burgess Pest Management is committed to providing safe and effective tick and mosquito control all season long. Here are some answers to common questions about our services:

Tick & Mosquito FAQs MassachusettsWhat products are used; are they safe?
The EPA-registered products used in our tick and mosquito control treatments are low-impact and environmentally friendly. We also offer organic options.

How long after treatment can we use our yard?

We apply product to the harborage areas around the perimeter of your property, not to your entire lawn. People and pets should remain away from treated areas until product is dry; typically about 30 minutes, depending on weather.

Do I need to be home?

No-- You can go about your day as usual, and let us worry about the ticks and mosquitoes! If you have locked gates, pets that need to be brought indoors, or other special circumstances, we will notify you the day prior to your scheduled treatment.

What if it rains?

Our treatment creates a barrier with long lasting residual effects. In the event of inclement weather, your treatment may be rescheduled; however, once dry, the product holds its own against the elements.

What about my vegetable gardens/fish pond/chicken coops, etc.?

We understand that in pest control, nothing is one-size-fits-all. Your tick and mosquito plan is tailored to your property. With detailed site maps, our licensed and certified experts avoid sensitive areas.

Is there anything I can do on my own?

You can protect yourself from ticks and mosquitoes with these DIY methods and precautions. Here are just a few:

  • Reduce standing water on your property, including bird baths, pet bowls, kiddie pools, flower pots, wheelbarrows, watering cans, clogged gutters, and leaky outdoor plumbing
  • Remove harborage areas such as leaf litter and yard debris, and keep your lawn mowed
  • Use EPA-approved mosquito and tick repellents, wear long sleeves and pants, and learn how to properly remove a tick

Check out our Free 2021 Spring Pest Guide for more!


We’re here to help you take back your yard from ticks and mosquitoes, with plans starting at just $49 per month. Have more questions? We’ve got answers! Schedule a free estimate today.

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