Tick Control Tubes

Thermacell Tick Control Tubes are the no-spray, easy-to-apply way to kill ticks in your yard.            

  • Kills backyard ticks with Lyme disease
  • Doesn’t harm kids, pets, or environment
  • No spray; environmentally friendly
  • Easy to use: apply in minutes 2x a year
  • Developed at Harvard University School of Public Health
  • Works best in New England, the Mid-Atlantic, and the Northern Woods where Lyme disease is concentrated and the Deer tick population is high


Amount of Tick Tubes Needed

Property SizeEach ApplicationFor the Year*
1/4 Acre6 tubes12 Tubes
1/2 Acre12 tubes24 tubes
1 Acre24 tubes48 tubes

*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


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  • Works with nature to kill young ticks before they can pass diseases on to humans or pets
  • Goes underground where sprays and granules can't reach to control ticks
  • Contains permethrin, recommended by the CDC to kill ticks
  • Each tick tube can kill hundreds of ticks in your yard each season
  • Reduces backyard tick populations carrying Lyme disease
Tested & Proven
  • Developed by Harvard University Researchers
  • Field Tested in conjunction with Harvard’s School of Public Health.  
  • Recommended by the University of Rhode Island’s Tick Encounter Resource Center, the leader in tick education and prevention. Tick Control Tubes were awarded their prestigious TickSmart Seal of Approval, given to products proven to work
  • Trusted in thousands of European households
Quick & Easy Application
  • Apply to your property in minutes, only twice a year
  • No setup or cleanup needed
  • No spray formulation
Environmentally Friendly
  • Reduces deer ticks that carry Lyme diease without spraying insecticide
  • Targets ticks, not insects that benefit your yard's ecosystem
  • Doesn’t harm kids, pets or the environment when used as directed
  • Tubes are biodegradable
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Media Reviews
Consumer Reports

"Spraying your yard provides a false sense of security.  Instead consider products that treat the fur of mice."

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Tick Review - Popular Mechanics

"Pros use tick tubes, biodegradable, cardboard tubes filled with permethrin-treated cotton."

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Outdoor Hub

"Great way to kill ticks that carry Lyme disease"


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Tick Control Tubes -- Men's Health

"Safeguard your yard.  A solution is tick tubes. Ticks that feed on the mice are killed."

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TICK - Reader's Digest

"Professionals use sprays and tick tubes."


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Tick Tubes - Yahoo Finance

"Use products that can help prevent ticks without having to spray your yard like tick tubes."

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Kill ticks that carry Lyme disease
Thermacell  works with nature to kill young ticks before they can transmit diseases to you or your family.

In a field test Thermacell reduced the presence of ticks by over 90%. 

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