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Stay Comfortable and Stay Safe with Mosquito and Tick Control

Ticks and mosquitoes. They’re annoying, they make us itch, they ruin outdoor time; basically, they’re a pain – literally and figuratively!

But did you realize ticks and mosquitoes are also potentially dangerous? It’s true. These blood-sucking pests can spread disease and make you sick.

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How Regal Tree & Shrub Experts Can Keep Mosquitoes and Ticks Under Control

While ticks and mosquitoes may be an inevitable part of living in The Bay State, you don’t have to let them ruin your time outdoors.

We use a backpack mister to apply the active product, which includes a sticking agent to increase coverage and decrease the amount of product needed. We also utilize a water density additive to limit potential drift from your property. This keeps our mosquito and tick control safe and efficient.

Let Regal Tree and Shrub Experts assess and protect your property with affordable, eco-friendly solutions to keep you, your family, and your pets safe. Call us today at 774-719-2450 for more information and get your outdoor space protected from ticks and mosquitoes!

Why Hire Regal Tree for Mosquito & Tick Control?

When you hire Regal Tree and Shrub Experts for your Tick and Mosquito Control, you get:

A local company who knows the area

An entomologist on staff

Work is performed by state licensed applicators

Massachusetts and Rhode Island pesticide certifications

Professional service tailored to your property

The best solution, not the most expensive solution

We also offer traditional pest and disease control options for your trees and shrubs. Learn more here!

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Customized Solutions for Different Properties

Every property is unique, and so are its tick and mosquito control needs. Factors such as property size, landscape features like ponds and fountains, the amount of sun or shade your plants get, and proximity to natural habitats (woods, wetlands) all affect what kind of pests you’ll see and how many there are likely to be.

That's where a tailored game plan comes into play. Whether it's a cozy patio, a sprawling lawn, or that one bush the mosquitoes love, Regal Tree & Shrub Experts have an effective pest control strategy for you.

Tailored Approaches

  • Residential vs. Commercial Properties: Solutions may differ based on the type of property, with commercial spaces possibly requiring more extensive and frequent treatments.
  • Unique Landscape Features: Properties with ponds, dense foliage, or gardens may need specialized attention to address these potential pest hotspots.

Collaborative Planning

  • Working with Homeowners: Professionals from Regal Tree & Shrub Experts collaborate with homeowners to understand their specific concerns, preferences, and long-term goals for their property.
  • Ongoing Monitoring and Adjustments: Effective control often involves periodic reassessments and adjustments to the strategy, ensuring the best possible protection throughout the year.

Stay Safe This Summer With a Professional Tick & Mosquito Control Program

Don't let ticks and mosquitoes crash your outdoor party. Keep your yard the go-to spot for safe, family fun with a little help from your friends at Regal Tree & Shrub Experts. Give us a shout, and let's keep your green space just that—green, not buggy!

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Fact About Mosquitoes in Southeastern MA

About Mosquitoes

It’s safe to say that everyone has experienced a mosquito bite at one time or another, and in truth, you’ve probably been bitten many times in your life. Mosquitoes are a species of fly in the order Diptera (“two wings”) that use their sucking mouthparts to gorge on animal blood.

There are over 200 hundred different mosquito species throughout the US, with 52 of those living and feeding throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Of those 52 species, the most common disease-spreaders are mosquitoes of the Aedes and Culex species which spread eastern equine encephalitis, and West Nile Virus.

When are Mosquitoes Most Active in Massachusetts?

Mosquitoes become most active and are most likely to spread disease from July to September. Mostly active during dawn and dusk hours, they are most likely to occur in areas near standing water throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and their populations surge after heavy rains.

Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites

The most effective way to protect yourself from mosquitoes is to limit outdoor activity during the times mosquitoes are most active and to wear clothing that covers your skin. This is not a very practical solution considering the summertime is when Massachusetts and Rhode Island residents want to be out at dawn and dusk when the weather is a bit cooler. It’s also the time they want to dress for the warm weather rather than covering up.

Professional mosquito control services can make the difference between summer fun and a season spent swatting endless swamps of biting pests.

Facts About Ticks In Massachusetts

Ticks in Massachusetts

Though commonly called insects, ticks are arachnids meaning they’re more closely related to spiders. Like spiders, they have 2 body segments, 8 legs, and mouthparts specialized for biting and chewing. Unlike most spiders, however, ticks prefer eating blood to insects.

The three common ticks we see in our Massachusetts and Rhode Island service areas are the black-legged tick, the lonestar tick, and the dog tick, which can spread a host of diseases, including Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever.

When are Ticks Most Active?

Ticks ramp up their activity beginning in early spring and continue through late summer. Unfortunately, this is the time people begin spending more time outdoors and dressing for the warm weather, which exposes more skin for ticks to latch onto.

How to Protect Yourself from Ticks

Performing daily tick checks is critical to protecting your health when enjoying the outdoors. Be sure to inspect yourself, children, and pets closely for any embedded ticks after coming inside. Focus on these common tick attachment sites:

Inside and behind the ears

Along the hairline

Back of the neck



Behind the knees

Between the toes

Routine tick checks and quick removal help minimize the transmission risk of serious tick-borne diseases.

Get a Free Tick & Mosquito Protection Quote

Providing effective control options in Bristol, Norfolk, Middlesex, and Plymouth counties, Massachusetts, and Providence County, Rhode Island. Regal Tree and Shrub Experts are here to help you take back your yard!

Tick & Mosquito Facts

Ticks aren't insects. They're arachnids which means they're more closely related to spiders and scorpions

Once attached to a host, ticks will feed for days if they aren't removed

There have been over 26,000 reported cases of tick-borne Lyme disease in Massachusetts since 2010

Only female mosquitoes bite

Mosquitoes prefer dark colors

According to scientific studies, a full moon increases mosquito activity by 500 percent!

FAQs About Ticks & Mosquitoes in Southeastern Massachusetts

The chances of contracting malaria in the US are extremely low, with no locally transmitted cases occurring since 2003. 

Though around 2000 cases of malaria are diagnosed in the US every year, these cases are contracted overseas.  

Mosquitoes in Massachusetts can carry both West Nile virus and eastern equine encephalitis. Fortunately, only a small number of mosquitoes are infected at one time, so the chances of contracting either disease are extremely low.

Mosquitoes are part of life to a degree, but there are things you can do to avoid them and help reduce their numbers.

  • Wear clothing that covers your skin
  • Limit outdoor activity at dawn and dust when mosquitoes are most active
  • Eliminate standing water that has collected around your property

Learn more in our article about DIY vs professional mosquito and tick control services.

Massachusetts is home to several species of tick, including the dog tick, the black-legged tick, and the lone star tick. 

Tick-borne diseases we see in Massachusetts include:

  • Lyme disease
  • Babesiosis
  • Anaplasmosis
  • Tularemia
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Borrelia miyamotoi
  • Powassan virus

Ticks find hosts by sitting on the edges of leaves, blades of grass, and other foliage. The ticks wait for people or other creatures to pass by and make contact. The tick then hitches a ride and bites, attaching itself to the skin with its mouthparts and gorging on the host's blood.

Regal Tree and Shrub Experts provide seasonal mosquito and tick control for homeowners. Let us develop a plan for your property to help keep the blood-suckers at bay! Call us today at 774-719-2450.

You might have a problem if you're frequently finding ticks or mosquitoes on your property, or your pets, or if family members are getting bitten often.

The best time is before the pests become active in late spring. However, after any significant rainfall or warm winter days, a check-in with professionals can be beneficial.

Yes, professionals like Regal Tree & Shrub Experts use treatments that are safe for both your family and pets, often offering eco-friendly options.

While OTC sprays can offer temporary relief, they don't provide the comprehensive and long-lasting solutions that a professional service does.

It depends on your property and the level of infestation, but typically, regular treatments are recommended during the active season, which a professional can help determine.

Professional pest control offers tailored solutions, expert applications, and long-term strategies that are more effective and safer than most DIY methods.

Keep in mind that the FAQs above provide general answers. For advice specific to your situation, give us a call at 774-719-2450.

A mosquito resting on a thin grass blade.