Tick and Mosquito Control & Spray in Township of Shelter Island

Tick Spraying Services

  • Environmentally Friendly/Least Toxic Solutions
  • Discounted Programs Available

Mosquito Spraying Services

  • Environmentally Friendly/ Least Toxic Solutions
  • Discounted Programs Available



Alternative Earthcare has all the options you need for Tick and Mosquito Control and Spraying in Shelter Island, NY11964.  We have thousands of happy customers and pride ourselves on great service.  Don’t hesitate and call us at 631-862-5281 for your free estimate today.  Our highly trained representatives are ready to help guide you through the services we offering and find the perfect solution for your needs.  

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Tick Bite

The Tick control problem in the Township of Shelter Island is thriving and skyrocketing every day. The incidents of tick related diseases in Shelter Island 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 lack of reduced die off of 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 Prevention is the key !!!


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.





So when it comes to living in the Township of Shelter 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. We offer sprays to control the existence of ticks on your property applied every 3 to 4 weeks.


Painful and Dangerous Mosquito Bites !!!



We here at Alternative Earthcare are a local Shelter Island based company specializing in Mosquito Control. We have been in business for 20 years. We love where we live and work, but we don’t love all the insects here! Insects like Mosquitos are not only annoying, but can be harmful to you and your family. They are able to spread diseases many diseases. The Mosquito populations on Long Island are thriving, and sadly these diseases are becoming more and more prevalent, especially across the entire township of Shelter Island.

Mosquitoes are terribly annoying pests. These little irritants buzz overhead annoyingly and deliver itchy and painful bites, often ruining outdoor activities and backyard family outings. What’s more, mosquitoes are dangerous carriers of diseases like West Nile Virus, Encephalitis and Dengue fever.


Why Do Mosquitoes Bite?



Female mosquitoes extract the blood of their host animal with very sharp piercing mouth parts. They need the protein from the hosts blood to complete the egg production task. This is opposed to the males who do not bite and they do not feed on blood. The males get their energy from plants and the various nectar’s. They can also sustain themselves from most any sugar or sweet substances they can found in their surrounding environment.

After breaking the skin with their incisors and feeding on blood, mosquitoes leave hard, itchy bumps. In the feeding process, mosquitoes inject saliva into their host which creates the reactions that cause bite symptoms. Most mosquito bites are harmless and the symptoms subside in a few days. Some symptoms include swelling of the bite site, soreness, and bleeding. While mosquitoes can cause a lot of irritation the important problem that arises from mosquito bites is transmission of viral or parasitic disease.


Symptoms & Reactions

Many mosquito species are such stealthy biters that most people never notice their first mosquito bites. Other species are ferocious biters whose bite is moderately painful. The symptoms of mosquito bites include:

A puffy, white bump appearing a few minutes after the bite often with a small red dot in the middle of the bump. A hard, reddish bump, or bumps, that shows up about a day after a bite. Swelling around the bites. Small blisters instead of hard bumps. Dark spots that look like bruises.

In children and people with immune system disorders, mosquito bite symptoms may include: Large area of swelling and redness. Low-grade fever, Hives, Swollen lymph nodes and Headaches.

Protection from a mosquito bite is very Important and this is why Alternative Earthcare sprays your property. Our technicians will come onto the property and spray any and all trees, shrubs, and grounds as well as property lines, pool areas, ponds etc. This is where mosquito’s tend to congregate. These spray’s will drastically help reduce the insect population, helping to specifically control mosquito’s and removing the threat to you and your family. We spray every 3-4 weeks to effectively control the flow of the mosquitos in the Shelter Island area. We have both Organic as well as Synthetic Sprays available for use on your property. We use the least toxic solutions available.