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Thermacell Tick Control Tubes
Thermacell Tick Control Tubes


Item #: 210-0450

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Thermacell Tick Control Tubes are the no-spray, easy way to kill deer ticks and prevent them from spreading Lyme disease and Powassan virus to your pets and family members. Yard set-up takes only a few minutes twice a year.

  • Kills backyard ticks with Lyme disease
  • Doesn't harm kids, pets, or environment
  • Easy to use: apply in minutes just twice a year. Watch the video (below)
  • Works with nature to reduce the tick population
  • No spray; environmentally friendly
  • Developed at Harvard University School of Public Health
  • The best time to apply is in late-April and late-July before young ticks begin feeding

Sold individually or in sets of 4, 6 or 12. Volume discounts available.

How Do Tick Control Tubes Work?
Each Tick Control Tube contains cotton, stuffed inside that is saturated with permethrin. Mice, voles, chipmunks and other small animals take the cotton and use it to make their nests. It doesn't harm them but kills the ticks they carry. Mice are the number one vector (carrier) of Lyme disease - and are the primary way in which ticks contract the disease.

How to Use Tick Control Tubes:
Simply put the tubes around your yard in places with coverage, such as flowerbeds, bushes, woodpiles, stone walls, and sheds. Place tubes no more than 10 yards apart twice a year – once in the spring and again in late summer.

In areas that typically harbor ticks, such as along the border with a woods or in places with thick undergrowth, position tick tubes in a grid-like arrangement or at closer intervals of less than 10 yards. Mice prefer to use dry nesting material. Therefore, it is important to place tubes in areas with good drainage away from marshy ground or areas that flood easily.

How Many Tubes Should I Put Out/In The Yard?
As an example, 6 tick tubes on average will cover a 1/4 acre property. If you have a yard with an above average amount of shrubs, tall grass or woods, you may need additional tubes to cover your property. When you find empty tubes, you’ve discovered a good spot for mice to find the specially treated cotton. Move untouched tubes here or put down an additional tube.

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5 of 5 Easy to use June 11, 2019
Reviewer: Wolfman66  
Just purchased it, hoping for great results. Would like to be able to review it again in about two months!

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5 of 5 Solves a Worrisome Problem! June 11, 2019
Reviewer: Becky from Virginia, United States  
I purchased tick tubes to place around 5 acres of property in the mountains of Central Virginia. I am happy to report that the mice are taking the tick tube materials back to their nests. My son checked a lot of the tubes today (Sept 28th) and said most were empty or at least less than half full. They moved a storage container on Sept 27th and there was a mouse nest underneath it, and the nest was lined with the tick tube material. The mouse was fine! We are finishing rental cabins and want our guests to be safe from tick diseases. I will be ordering again in the Spring!

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5 of 5 super effective June 11, 2019
Reviewer: Capt Dan from Maryland, United States  
I have been using these Tick Tubes for a year and a half and in that time have noticed a dramatic drop in ticks on my property. I live on a 2 acre heavily wooded lot in southern Maryland and until I started using these the ticks were "out of control". Thanks for a great product!!

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5 of 5 Easy application June 11, 2019
Reviewer: windy  
These are very easy to apply around the property. They appear to work though it takes awhile for the ticks to diminish. Generally by mid summer there are very few. I picked one up once and a mouse jumped out...so clearly they attract the rodents. To say, i have mostly dog ticks.

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5 of 5 Great environmentally friendly tick control June 11, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Conway, NH United States  
I have a woodland garden in southeastern Mass and am a tick magnet. Before using tick control tubes, I would typically find one or more ticks every time I worked in the yard. After using the tubes last year, I would only infrequently find a tick. Most tubes from last year had no cotton left so I know that they worked. I am using new tubes this year to maintain excellent tick control and so appreciate the ability to work in my garden with less anxiety about Lyme disease.

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