Welcome to the Mainely Ticks Educational Website
Celebrating our 13th year of protecting people and pets!
April 25, 2017
~Alert...Adult deer ticks are now active! We're already receiving reports of people and pets encountering deer ticks...be vigilant when spending time in tick habitat...remember deer ticks are active anytime the temperatures are above freezing. Check out the two year life cycle graphic.
Reported cases of Lyme disease reached an all-time high of 1,464 cases last year in Maine. Source, Maine CDC
Actual number is likely 10X that or over 14,000. Source CDC
~New...PDF flyer with common landscape modifications and personal protection strategies to better protect your family...20% discount on permethrin treated clothing. Click here to view.
~New...Maine Based Dog Not Gone in Skowhegan, Maine designs and manufacturers high quality visibility products that includes 3M reflective stripes, and now features No Fly Zone permethrin treated products. Visit them at https://www.dognotgone.com
As a way of saying thanks for visiting our educational website, type mainelyticks in the promo code section upon checkout and receive 20% off your order!
The Insect Shield your own clothing program enables you to get your own favorite clothing treated. Just like other Insect Shield appearel, garment repellency is invisible, odorless, EPA registered, and last for 70 launderings.
Protection is as easy as getting dressed...Mainely Ticks uses this service to better protect all employees spring, summer and fall.
Click here to get started. You'll view a brief video outlining the Insect Shield process. Once you've watched the video, select "Single Item" to begin the ordering process. Selecting the single item option does not limit you to treating only one item...you can select as many items as you would like. Check out their new "Easy Packs" option as well.
As a way of saying thanks for visiting our educational website, type MAINELYTICKS1 in the promo code section upon checkout and receive 20% off your order!
Looking for pre-treated clothing? Click here to view the selection of Insect Shied garments. Type MAINELYTICKS2 in the Promo Code section at checkout and receive a 20% discount.
~New...Watch the spread of Lyme disease across the Northeast and Upper Midwest. Interactive Map details the rapid geographic year-to-year increase from 2000-2014 in the Northeast corridor and Upper Midwest. Related Portland Press Herald article...Lyme disease cases come roaring back this fall.
~New...Using Education And Prevention to Stop Tick-Borne Diseases. An original article authored by Bob Maurais and recently published in Pest Control Technolgy (PCT) magazine.
~New...National Pest Alert ~ Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases
~New...Tick Alert Trail Sign. Download PDF and share with your community.
~Just removed a tick?
Wonder how long that tick was attached? Click here to view an excellent resource from TickEncounter.org, the premier educational website in the US!
Mainely Ticks is proud to be an Enhanced Level Parter of TickEncounter.org.
~Mainely Ticks 2016 Educational Commercial
Fact: Children ages 5-14 have the highest incidence of Lyme disease. Source, CDC.
~Blacklegged Ticks Found in Half of U.S. Counties
Recent paper published on behalf of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) with specifics for each state, including graphical depiction of the increase since 1998. Take time to read this!
Lyme disease is transmitted by the blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) and the western blacklegged tick (Ixodes pacificus), and the range of these ticks is spreading, according to research published in the Journal of Medical Entomology.
Deer ticks are active anytime the outdoor temperatures are above freezing. Absent snow cover, please perform a thorough tick check immediately after outdoor activity in proximity to ticks, especially on children and pets!
Please be certain to perform a thorough tick check after outdoor activities! Use the sensitivity of your finger tips to feel for the tiny nymph tick...they are so small you're apt to feel them before you see them! Check the scalp, behind the ears, neck, armpits, entire torso, belly button, groin, legs, behind the knees and if you've been barefoot, between the toes.
Get into the habit of running your hands across the entire surface of your body. A thorough tick check should take 45-60 seconds!
Protection from ticks can be as easy as getting dressed. One of the best ways to protect your family is to treat clothing with permethrin spray. Permethrin can be purchased at various locations including many sporting good stores. You can also have your own personal garments professionaly treated, and the efficacy will last for 70 laundering cycles. Click here for more information.
~ What really works against bug bites
Selected comments from our year-end 2014 & 2015 Customer Surveys.
"My daughter attended a session where Mainely Ticks spoke and handed out information. She has a daughter with Lyme and was very impressed."
"I always feel confident in your job, you are a company of integrity and honesty."
"You give me peace of mind that we are fighting to be sure our dogs never get Lyme disease again."
"Mainely Ticks is extremely dependable, honest and always provides the highest quality service. Jim and I cannot find enough positive adjectives to describe our experience with them."
"The company of Mainely Ticks has protected my property in Maine for many years - with what I think of as "caring, professionals" concerned for others."
"I deeply admire your work ethic and strong morals. You all do excellent work and are extremely knowledgeable."
"We provide daycare for our granddaughters and we have never had to worry about ticks in our yard. Our eldest granddaughter has several friends who love playing in our backyard and in our wooded area."
"Best money I spend every year."