The tick problem on Long Island is thriving and skyrocketing every day. The incidents of tick related diseases on the East End and the Hamptons and Montauk has become more and more rampant over the last few years. The reason for this spike is long hard winters causing insulation blankets of snow that keep the ticks from dying and the explosion of more ticks each season as the result of the lack of death of the active ticks on your property.
We love where we live and work, but we don’t love all the insects here! Insects like ticks are not only annoying, but can be harmful to you and your family. They are able to spread diseases such as West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease, Babesisos and Powassan Virus. These viruses are all associated with horrible long lasting symptoms that will cause long term, drastic and severe health problems. Any and all precautions should be taken to protect our families and our pets in anyways we can. Do you have Tick Problems? Call Alternative Earthcare, we can help. Prevention is the key!
So when it comes to living on Long Island and enjoying the outdoors, ticks are some of our customers’ main concerns. Of course we would love to be able to sit out in the yard on a beautiful summer day and enjoy a BBQ or party, or just a lazy day in the Long Island sun. It’s a shame that while sun bathing we need to worry about searching our bodies for ticks, or that while watching our children play in our backyards we worry about them contracting Lyme Disease from an infected Deer Tick. We at Alternative Earthcare want to ease that worry and help you to simply enjoy the time spent in your own yard.

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A tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineus) stuck in the arm skin in summer

Our Tick Control Solutions

Alternative Earthcare has the most effective tick control techniques available. We begin with a Tick Survey and a Tick Analysis of your property. We then design a least toxic spray or non-spray tick prevention and removal program for your property. We use both a liquid spray and non-liquid tick control applications to remove any of the tick problems that exist on your property.
With Alternative EarthCare’s services you can be worry free and take back the outdoors for you and your family- insects will be gone! Our Horticulture Sprays are applied every 3-4 weeks for managed insect control of the ticks on your property.

Party Sprays/Treatments

We realize that a big part of Long Island living is enjoying the outdoors during large events or just a backyard party for the family. We can accommodate any timing if our Tick Services to meet your demands for these needs and we can do it on short notice.

Emergency Tick Applications
It is also very important to note that Alternative Earthcare is in your area every day. We have trucks in all of Long Island both Nassau and Suffolk, the Hamptons and Montauk. We have three satellite offices that are local to these areas and can in some cases offer same day service for all your Tick removal needs.

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Professional Service, On-time arrival as well as the best techniques and products
available that will lead to long term results on your property.

Call us at 631-499-4300 for your free property evaluation.

The Danger of Tick Bites

Deer Ticks are popular across Long Island and can carry a lot of diseases that affect humans, such as Lyme’s Disease, Babesiosis and Powassan Virus.

Just one tick bite can result in getting Lyme’s Disease. The regimen to treat such a disease is the use of all the supplements and antibiotics in the picture’s below. One bite can cause a regimen of this type of treatment for least 2 years before remission can occur.



Lyme’s Disease

Ticks which are also infected with Babeosis can also carry Lyme’s Disease making treatment very difficult. The presence of Lyme’s Disease can be detected in your blood test through patterns that exist in your blood, since the disease has been known to affect the red blood cell.Donated blood can also pass the disease to you since there is no tests available that are able to determine if there is a presence of Lyme’s Disease.


Babesiosis is caused by microscopic parasites that infect red blood cells. Babesia microti is spread by blacklegged ticks or deer ticks (Ixodes scapularis). It mainly occurs in parts of the Northeast and upper Midwest; and it usually peaks during the warm months. Babesia infection can range in severity from asymptomatic to life-threatening. The infection is both treatable and preventable.

The nymph stage of deer ticks is very small (about the size of a poppy seed) and is when they are most frequently responsible for transmitting the babesiosis parasite. During this nymph stage the ticks are usually found hiding under grass, wood undergrowth, and brush.

Peak months of infection from Babesiosis are May through October. Some people will contract the disease and never know they even have it, some cases are very mild, but some very severe—depending on the immune system and age of the patient. Like many diseases affecting the immune system, children and elderly persons are at highest risk for complications.

Powassan Virus

Powassan (POW) virus causes a rare but serious disease and is transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. It was first identified in 1958 and named after Powassan, Ontario, the town of its discovery. “Ixodes Cookei” , commonly known as the groundhog tick or woodchuck tick, is primarily responsible for transmitting POW virus. There is some evidence that infection can happen quickly, as soon as 15 minutes after a tick bite. Another type of POW virus is likely spread by deer ticks, also known as black-legged ticks.

We Spray your property to protect your animals. They are very important and the less ticks that inhabit their body the safer their health will be. We at Alternative Earthcare take pride in our Animals as you can see by the picture below.



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