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Tick Control

Thermacell Tick Control Tubes are the no-spray easy-to-apply way to kill ticks in your yard. They harness nature to kill ticks by working with an unlikely ally: the field mouse - turning mice from tick hosts into tick killers. Thermacell Tick Control Tubes go where sprays can’t reach to kill nymphal and larval ticks that may carry Lyme disease. They work best in the states with above average amounts of deer ticks and high rates of Lyme disease.

How It Works



Young deer ticks feed primarily on mice.



Tick Control Tubes are filled with material treated with permethrin insecticide.



Mice collect the treated material and use it to line their nests.



Ticks feeding on the mice are exposed to the permethrin insecticide and die.

How To Use It

Simply apply Thermacell Tick Control Tubes two times per year, once in the spring and once in the summer.

Place Thermacell Tick Control tubes every 10 yards around areas mice frequent, such as flower beds, bushes, woodpiles, stone walls, and borders abutting woods or fields. They are easy to apply; there's no set-up or clean-up needed. 

For how to apply, watch this video.

When To Apply

Tubes can be applied anytime between April and September, but for best results apply tubes in April and July. The first application kills nymphal ticks that feed in May and June; the second application kills larval ticks that feed in August and September. Tubes may also be replaced when nesting material is completely removed. The tubes and unused cotton are biodegradable and may be left on the property.

Property Size Each Application For The Year*
1/4 Acre 6 Tubes 12 Tubes
1/2 Acre 12 Tubes 24 Tubes
1 Acre 24 Tubes 48 Tubes

How Much To Apply

*Just two applications are needed for the entire year. Yards with above average amounts of shrubs, tall grass or woods will need up to 20% more tubes.

*Estimated property coverage area assumes there is 1/8 acre of non-tick habitat, including the house, driveway and lawn.

Tick Control Tube Benefits

Thermacell Tick Control Tubes have quite a few features that set it apart from other tick control products on the market. Some of these benefits include:

• Biodegradable tubes won’t harm kids, pets or the environment
• Each tube can kill hundreds of ticks per year
• Developed by researches at Harvard University School of Public Health
• Apply to your property in minutes, only twice a year
• No cleanup needed
• Targets ticks, not insects that benefit your yard’s ecosystem


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