Our Organic Tick Control dissolves the insect egg and larvae eliminating the next
generation of arthropod while the cedar aroma creates a barrier of entry making the treated area
off limits to flying or crawling pest.

Cedar oil is a natural essential oil that provides a pheromone interruption agent that impairs the
insect’s mental capacity. When combined with ethyl lactate, a raspberry bio-solvent it becomes
instrumental in triggering instant erosion and dehydration of the insect’s exo-skeleton and
subsequently, the egg and larvae. For every insect you see, there are 99 more in egg and larvae
stage. Exposure to a water solution spiked with cedar oil and ethyl lactate will destroy the egg and
larvae stage, breaking the egg layer cycle and eliminating the next generation of insects.

Our Organic Tick control is a 4 treatment program starting in the spring and continues
through the fall. Lawn Doctor has tested this 100 % Organic Program for 2 years and we can
report 100% successful alternative to our already existing tick program.



Tick Control Information

Due to the probability of tick re-infestation, multiple applications are usually necessary. A
four-treatment program is designed to coincide with various stages of the tick life cycle.
Applications are scheduled at peak times, in an effort to achieve optimum results on your property.

In addition to tick treatments, there are several things you can do to help
reduce tick populations. Your main focus should be the reduction of tick
habitat. This can be accomplished by cleaning up debris in and around
your lawn. All woodpiles should be removed, weeds and grass should be
mowed and no leaf piles should be allowed to sit. Keep perimeter areas
adjoining your lawn clean and well mowed to help create a buffer. In some
situations, adding a 3-foot wide landscape border around the perimeter of
your lawn using mulch or landscape rock can help.

Research on control of ticks is ongoing. Research has shown by using
registered products at the proper time that tick populations on properties can be reduced by 68-97
percent. Treating with an insecticide does not guarantee that ticks will not be present. People still
need to protect themselves by dressing appropriately, using repellents when in potentially
tick-infested areas and checking daily for the presence of ticks.