Tick Control and Prevention for Framingham, Massachusetts

Tick Control and Prevetion - We Keep Your Yard Free of Ticks

Ticks can carry the pathogens for ten human diseases and spread illnesses such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Anaplasmosis, which can cause fever, headache, chills, and muscle aches. Ticks are among the most efficient carriers of disease because they attach firmly when sucking blood, feed slowly and may go unnoticed for a considerable amount of time while feeding.

Pet owners and parents alike are concerned with tick prevention because a tick bite can have serious implications for children and pets. Five of the ten diseases ticks transmit to humans can be transmitted to pets. That is why keeping everyone (furry or not) around your household tick-free is important.

Ticks cannot jump or fly. They can only crawl. Ticks wait for host animals from the tips of grasses and shrubs. When brushed by a moving animal or person, they quickly let go of the vegetation and climb onto the host. To avoid this, use prevention methods to keep ticks out of your yard in the first place. Let Mosquito Joe spray your yard and set up a barrier for these intruders. Since our barrier sprays target shrubbery, we already zone in on where ticks live and wait for a host. Don’t let that host be you! Call us today for a free quote.


Protect your family this summer with our safe Tick treatment in Framingham, MA and enjoy your yard and lawn today and all summer long. Have a barbeque with friends, enjoy the pool, or play some volley ball with the kids while having the peace of mind that the deer tick population is under control.

  • Prevention: there isn’t a way to prevent ticks from entering your property except by having the proper treatments in place.
  • Control: If you already have a tick problem, our services will help remove them through a range of products and applications.
  • Ongoing Tick Maintenance: Our technicians apply additional treatments to stop ticks from coming back again.

Effective Tick Control Starts with Prevention

  • Most experts recommend taking precautionary measures against Deer (Blacklegged) and Dog ticks because they can spread disease. Ticks go through 4 life stages over the course of 3 years and must eat blood at each stage to survive; for each cycle they find a new 'host'. A tick needs a new host at each stage to survive, so one that survives will 'exchange fluids' with 4 different hosts: human and animal.

    • Applying preventative tick control products to keep them out of the yard in the first place.
    • Cutting back foliage to remove potential habitats for ticks.
    • Pruning your trees and shrubs to reduce shade.
    • Planting greenery that is unattractive to deer and mice, which often carry ticks.
    • Erect a fence to keep deer off the property.
    • Get rid of woodpiles that can be attractive to mice.

    Additional preventative strategies that you can do to help eliminate ticks in your yard:

    • Mow your lawn at the height to keep it healthy and keep ticks away.
    • Rake and dispose of leaves that could potentially be a breeding ground for ticks.
    • Put up a barrier of mulch, gravel, or woodchips between your yard and the woods to keep the ticks in the woods – and out of your yard.
    • Keep a bird feeder off the ground and safe from mice, or better yet, don’t put out bird feeders in your yard; dropped seeds will also attract mice.

    After prevention, the next step is to actually control ticks in your landscape. BackYard Dome offers a variety of tick control programs that work on reducing your ongoing tick problem almost immediately.

  • Tick-borne Diseases are Preventable

    The Blacklegged Tick, also called Deer Tick, is abundant throughout Massachusetts. They can carry the organisms that cause Lyme disease, babesiosis, human granulocytic anaplasmosis (HGA), and Powassan virus. While tick-borne illnesses can be very serious if untreated, they are preventable:

    • Protect yourself from tick bites.

      Wear permethrin-treated clothing when working or walking outdoors. Use insect repellents formulated to repel ticks. Perform a daily tick check after being outdoors.

    • The highest risk of disease is during summer months, May-August.

      Deer ticks can be active all year long. Nymph Stage deer ticks are active from early May through early August. They are about the size of a poppy seed, have a bite that is difficult to feel, carry the highest risk, and are responsible for the majority of tick-borne diseases.

    • Consider using environmental controls in your yard:

      Perimeter Spray, Mouse-Targeted Devices, eliminating tick habitat, and landscaping controls.

Ongoing Prevention Maintenance Can Help Keep the Ticks Out

After your first treatment, your BackYard Dome technician can return for additional treatments, to continue to keep those ticks out. At BackYard Dome , we know what it takes to reduce ticks and stop them from coming back. We offer a variety of treatments and tick control products that will reduce ticks. After all, what is the point of having a great yard if you do not get to actually use and enjoy it!

Call Today for a No-Cost Tick Control Estimate

We will make sure your property is protected from dangerous ticks by calling BackYard Dome today at 508-745-0018 for a Free Tick Control Consultation.