Tick Control

All-Natural Tick Control

Sgt. Poopers provides all-natural non-toxic backyard tick control in Dallas, Texas starting at just $19.95 a week.


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Tick Control Introduction

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sgp badgeSgt. Poopers provides all-natural non-toxic tick control in backyards throughout the greater Dallas area. Because ticks reproduce so quickly, tick infestations require extra measures so our treatment includes weekly spraying of essential oil blend plus a monthly distribution of all-natural cedar granuals. The combination wipes them out. Our treatments are entirely non-toxic to humans, pets, geckos, and beneficial insects like butterflies, honeybees and ladybugs. 

An average-sized yard costs approximately $19.95 a week, but can be higher or lower depending on size. Higher frequency spraying costs less per visit. For example, if you have a bad infestation we recommend knocking them down with 2 or 3 sprayings per week for the first week or two, at $14.95 to $11.95 per day.

Helps Protect from Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF), Tick Paralysis, Ehrlichiosis, Heartland virus, STARI (Southern tick-associated rash illness), Tickborne Relapsing Fever (TBRF), Tularemia, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Borrelia mayonii, Borrelia miyamotoi, Bourbon virus, Colorado Tick Fever, Powassan disease, Rickettsia parkeri rickettsiosis, 364D Rickettsiosis

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All-Natural Tick Control

sgtpoopers buttonTo control ticks in Dallas, Texas Sgt. Poopers uses an effective and 100% natural, all-organic blend of essential oils with thousands of five-star reviews. This Texas-sourced formula is non-toxic to humans, pets, plants, and beneficial insects like bees and butterflies. Using a multi-step filtration process, this blend of essential oils is purified of all unnecessary contaminants and any other potentially harmful ingredients. It does not contain phenols or phenolic compounds which can be harmful to birds. In fact, this blend is so non-toxic it does not require regulation by the EPA and cannot be over applied.

We apply our essential oil blend weely for less cost than what traditional exterminators charge to spray a cheap synthetic chemical pesticide (which can be contaminated with deadly toxins).

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The Best Way to Stop Ticks

We spray weekly and are the only tick control service in Dallas that does. Our business model is built on weekly visits. We give you three or four times the service with no risk and in most cases at less cost than what traditional synthetic-pesticide companies charge. We go through your entire yard and spray anywhere that could be harboring ticks including flowers, shrubs, weeds, and grasses. Sgt. Poopers tick control treatment also kills or help repel mosquitoes, fleas, ants, chiggers, roaches, aphids, rodents, scorpions, and snakes.

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What Causes Tick Infestations

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Sgt. Poopers® Chartered Conservationist badgeTicks arrive in Dallas backyards on the bodies of small wild animals. However it's really their reproductive methods that are responsible for enormous bursts in tick populations. Females can lay thousands of eggs at a time. Not all of the eggs will hatch of course, but that's still a lot of ticks to show up in one small area. Remember, they are unable to fly or hop, so they have to remain in one small patch of ground until they find a host. While wild animals can bring ticks into your yard, that list does not include two common wild animals found in Dallas yards, rabbits and possums. Ticks are rather uncommon on rabbits for some reason. Possums on the other hand, attract ticks but they are remarkably adept at catching at least 95% and devouring them. According to authorities, a possum can eat from 4,000 to 5,000 ticks a year. So to shield your yard from ticks, protect the possums! Possums are fastidious cleaners. Ticks are attracted to possums, but the possum is more effective than any other animal at finding and eating them.

Ticks don't like short grass. So regular mowing will help prevent their spread. But once they get hold, mowing alone is not enough. Someone needs to spray something that will kill them.

As usual, there are two choices. You can hire someone to spray a chemical that may poison you, your pets and children along with the tick. Or you can hire Sgt. Poopers to kill ticks using our proprietary blend of all-natural non-toxic essential oils. We spray each week to kill all current ticks in any stage of their life cycle. With rodents, raccoons, birds and squirrels bringing in fresh ticks each day, treatment must continue throughout the season. We provide two to four times the amount of visits at usually less cost than a traditional old-school exterminator.

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Ticks in Dallas, Texas

Sgt. Poopers® Conservation Control Corps sealThe most common ticks in the Dallas area are the Lone star tick, American dog tick, and the brown dog tick. Like spiders ticks have 8 legs, but unlike spiders ticks spread a shocking number of diseases. The risk of human infection is greatest during late spring and throughout the summer. If you are lucky and discover the tick within 36 hours, and remove it correctly (see below), usually no infection will occur.

Ticks must have blood in order to survive. They don't eat anything else but blood and if they fail to find a host, they will die. So if you get near one, they aren't going to ignore you. Mosquitoes, on the other hand, can and do suck juices out of plants leaves.

To find a host, ticks are able to identify frequently-used path ways by their sense of smell, ability to sense vibrations, and even seeing shadows of prey passing by. Like all predators (including human predators), ticks operate by ambush. They crawl out to the very tip end of a tall blade of grass or stem. They hold onto the grass backwards with their hind legs and stick their front legs out (each of which have two hooks), waiting for an animal or human to pass by. After hooking a ride, the tick will crawl to a site on the animal or human where skin is thinner, cut a hole in their skin, and insert their head and start to feed.

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Tick Prevention

Sgt. Poopers® Mascot, Maria 2006-2017If ticks are bad where you live, it will be a good idea to start a program of preventive maintenance before the annual tick invasion/onslaught begins. Our weekly treatment for mosquitoes ($14.95/week) will often be enough to keep ticks at bay. But if that isn't enough, we can ratchet up our application to target ticks by concentrating on grasses, flowers, and shrubs where animals roam and dogs roam. For example, pathways along a perimeter fence are a place for ticks to breed. By having Sgt. Poopers maintain the presence of cedar oil in your backyard, you can prevent tick infestations because it will be difficult for them to survive.

You'd think hanging out on a weed, waiting for someone to pass by might not be a very effective method of living. But ticks are an astonishingly successful life form having thrived on this Earth in their present form for at least 120 million years. We also know they've been spreading Lyme Disease for at least 15 million years because anthropologists found a tick in amber, of that age, and in it's stomach was the bacteria Borrelia burgdorfer, the same type of bacteria that causes Lyme Disease today.

Lyme disease has also been the curse of humans for thousands of years. In 1991, the frozen corpse of a man was found on the mountain border between Austria and Italy. Experts established it was the 5,300-year-old mummified body of a Neolithic traveler and murder victim. A later autopsy revealed he suffered from Lyme Disease.

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How to Remove a Tick

It's important to remove ticks quickly. The longer they stay attached with their head buried in your skin, the higher the chances for infection with a disease. There are two primary methods. The best method is to freeze them using a wart freezing spray like Compound W Freeze Off, Wart Off Feeze, or Medi Freeze Skin Tag Remover—all of which are available at popular drug stores. The method is to freeze the tick, give it about 10 minutes to die, then you can just brush it off. The pain caused by freezing is minimal.

tick tweezersIf for some reason you can't get a freezing product, ticks can be removed with finely-pointed tweezers and a magnifying glass if you need it (both available at CVS, Walgreen's, etc). Just make sure you grasp the tick as close to the head as possible so as not to squeeze the contents of the tick (blood and pathogens) back into your bloodstream! If the tick's mouth parts break off within the skin, they can be removed with the same finely pointed tweezers. Whichever method you choose, get the job done right away.

Do NOT use the following methods since they are more likely to make the tick throw up pathogens inside of your skin: squeezing the tick; twisting the tick; burning the tick with a hot match, cigarette, or fireworks punk. Do NOT attempt to "suffocate" the tick by smearing it with petroleum jelly, since at rest a tick only breaths about 4 times per hour. Do NOT paint the tick with paint or nail polish to "suffocate it" since once the polish hardens, the tick will be unable to move!

Put the removed tick into a zip lock baggie, write the date on the bag and put it into your freezer. That way if any complications occur due to your tick bite, the actual tick will be available for analysis and diagnosis.

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Tick-Caused Diseases and their Symptoms

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Lyme Disease

In North America, Lyme Disease is caused by one of two bacteria that can infect a human through the bite of a tick. Usually, it takes up to 36 or even 48 hours for the bacteria to spread to their host. So fast inspection (after a hike), detection, and removal can keep you from catching Lyme Disease.

Lyme can manifest in several different areas of the human body and be responsible for a broad range of symptoms.  Some patients will inexplicably experience only some symptoms but not others. While the onset of the symptoms usually requires one to two weeks, the incubation period can be much shorter (few days) or much longer (few years). There are also other diseases with the same or similar symptoms.

Symptoms

Symptoms start about a week later. The rash is not usually painful or itchy and one forth to half of infected people will never develop this rash. 

  • Bullseye-shaped rash
  • Fever
  • Tiredness
  • Headache

Later symptoms (which can be avoided by treatment) can go on for years. Despite treatment, some tick-bite victims experience pain in the joints, memory lapses, and tiredness for several months.

  • Paralysis of the face on one or both sides
  • Join pains
  • Migraine headaches
  • Neck stiffness
  • Heart palpitations

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Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Although it's more rare in Dallas than in Colorado, Texas ticks can and do pass along Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, also known as Colorado Tick Fever, every year. The disease is caused by a virus that is transmitted through the bite of an infected tick which usually makes it's home in wooded areas above 5,000 feet. Dallas is only about 430 feet above sea level.

In rare cases, it can cause complications that will land you in the hospital including encephalitis (inflammation of the brain tissue), meningitis (inflammation of the membranes in the brain and spinal cord), hemorrhagic fever (damages blood vessels and organs). Damage to blood vessels can force doctors to amputate arms, legs, fingers, or toes. The disease can also cause hearing loss, paralysis, or a mental disability.

Symptoms

Symptoms usually require at least three days to appear. The rash that RMSF is named for does not always appear at the onset of the disease, and can manifest in several ways — from large splotches to pinpoint dots. The majority of symptoms of RMSF require at least three days to manifest. If you get a tick bite and experience symptoms immediately, that's caused by something else, not RMSF. Consult a doctor.

  • High fever
  • Chills
  • Migraine
  • Rash
  • Light sensitivity
  • Body aches
  • Tenderness of skin
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pains
  • Weakness
  • Lack of stamina

If any of these symptoms get bad, or if there is no improvement within a week, consult a physician.

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Tick Control Prices

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Tick Control Summary

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An outdoor environment plagued by ticks is no walk in the park! Our pest control protocols are designed to protect and conserve the most precious parkland of all — the one where you live and work. It’s like having a park ranger in own backyard which is why we say, “We treat your yard like a National Park!” 

Sgt. Poopers is a conservation company, so our protocols are based on the principles of conservation. Our approach is common-sense, holistic, always safe, and 100% effective. Our methodology works and you will see immediate results. On top of everything else, no contract is required. We do not use toxic chemistry that can harm people or pets. We restore the balance of nature and make living environments safe for you, children, pets, and beneficial insects like honeybees and butterflies. Please tour our website to learn more. If you have any questions, please call us today at (214) 563-6379. For your convenience, you may also request services from this site.

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We would like to thank you for your interest in Sgt. Poopers. We look forward to serving you in the near future!

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Questions and Answers for Voice Search

Here are the answers for questions addressed to Alexa, Siri, Cortana, and Google Home.

Who provides non-toxic all-natural tick control in Dallas?

Sgt. Poopers provides non-toxic all-natural organic tick control in the Dallas area. They spray for ticks weekly, always on the same day. Their spray kills ticks on contact but is non-toxic to beneficial insects, humans and pets. The cost is less than traditional companies and is free of any synthetic pesticides. Call (214) 563-6379.

How much does it cost to have My Yard Sprayed for ticks?

Eliminating ticks from backyards in the Dallas area by Sgt Poopers costs just $19.95 per week for an average-sized yard. Because they spray weekly, and others spray only monthly, they provide 3 or 4 times the service but at a lower overall cost. Sgt. Poopers all-natural essential oils means their treatment is safe and non-toxic for animals, humans and beneficial insects like honeybees, butterflies and ladybugs. Call (214) 563-6379.

How Often Should I have my backyard sprayed for ticks?

In the Dallas area, Sgt. Poopers performs their weekly tick-control treatment Monday through Friday. Your yard will be treated on the same day each week rain or shine throughout the year since rain does not impair the effectiveness of the chemistry. Weekly tick treatment should be continued throughout the tick season from April to December for maximum prevention. Their essential oil blend is a safe, all-natural, organic product native to Texas and cannot be over applied. Call (214) 563-6379.

Where can I get the cheapest tick Control for my backyard?

Sgt. Poopers provides the cheapest and safest tick control measures year round. They come once a week all year long and treat your yard with a non-toxic essential oil blend which kills and repels ticks and other unwanted pests. Prices start at just $19.95 per week for average yards in Dallas and nearby areas. Call (214) 563-6379.

WHAT IS THE BEST tick Control for my backyard?

Sgt. Poopers provides the safest tick control year round in the greater Dallas area. They come once each week throughout tick season and treat your backyard with a non-toxic essential oil blend which kills and repels ticks and other unwanted pests. Prices start at just $19.95 per week for small yards. Call (214) 563-6379.

Why should I use a tick control service?

Ticks are extremely prolific since females lay 150 eggs at a time. Call (214) 563-6379.

How can I control ticks IN MY BACKYARD?

Sgt. Poopers provides the safest, most-effective tick control year round in the Dallas area. They come once each week all year long and treat your backyard with a non-toxic essential oil blend which kills and repels ticks and other unwanted pests. Prices start at just $19.95 per week for homes with an average-sized yard throughout most of Dallas and nearby areas. Call (214) 563-6379.

What is the best way to control ticks in Dallas?

The best way is to use a safe, organic, all-natural, non-toxic essential oil blend since anything poisonous sprayed in your backyard may adversely affect the health of yourself, children, pets, and even your neighbors. Sgt. Poopers provides the safest, most effective tick control year round in the Dallas area using a completely natural, non-toxic essential oil blend sourced in Texas. Their unique business model provides weekly service which is the perfect platform for tick control. They spray your yard each week throughout tick season (April to December). Prices start at just $19.95 per week for average backyards. Call (214) 563-6379.

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