Deer Resistant Plantings: https://www.maine.gov/dacf/php/pesticides/yardscaping/plants/swcdplants/deer_resistant_plants.pdf
What is in the product that you use? The product that we use is made of natural ingredients that is minimum risk 25b exempt from FIFRA registration. It consists of cedar oil, peppermint oil and guava fruit extract. For product label and additional information please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Does the spray kill bees? No, the product has been tested on bees, butterflies and earthworms without negative consequences. There are many other beneficial insects in the environment that we have educated ourselves on how to have the least impact on their populations.
What spray programs do you offer? We offer 3 programs. The most effective program is the Hemlock Program- applications every 4 weeks. Pine Program-every 6 weeks. Spruce Program every 8 weeks. The product is most effective up to 4 weeks. During the free consultation we will discuss which program is best suited for your property. We spray from around the 1st of May through November 30th, weather permitting. We do not spray during winter months.
Do you offer single spray applications for events? Yes! Please call 390-5628 for a free consultation.
Do you spray in the rain? No, we do not spray when it is raining. As soon as the product dries(about 45 minutes) it doesn’t matter if it rains 10 minutes later, 1 hour later or a week later, the product has adhered to the plant surfaces. What does matter is each rainfall contributes to the product becoming less effective over time given the nature of the product is to not have long term negative effects.
I have a well, is that a problem? There are no concerns in regards to ground water contamination. The microbes and bacteria in the soil break down the product. Unlike synthetic chemicals it is not designed to last longer and provide systemic benefits.
How can I help reduce the population and protect my property? There are several actions that you can take to help with tick control. Cleaning up leaf litter, lifting low hanging branches on trees that line the lawn, remove any wood/brush piles, and move bird feeders away from living spaces.
Do the spray applications eliminate the ticks and mosquitos? No, we are trying to control the population and complete elimination is not feasible. We are looking for an 80% reduction in the population of ticks on your property.
Do you spray the lawn? Typically, the lawn is a safe place for your family. A well-kept lawn is not a place that ticks will typically congregate. We spray the perimeter lines of the property where the woods meet the lawn, around the house and outbuildings, wood piles, shrubs, rock walls,
Is the consultation free? Yes! We will come to your property and spend some time going over what we will do to reduce the tick and mosquito population as well as what you can do to help yourself.
Do I have to sign a contract? Yes. Per State law a contract must be signed before applications can commence. We spray on a schedule either every 4, 6 or 8 weeks depending on the needs of the property. Applications begin around May 1st and end November 30th.