Zoëcon® offers a variety of highly effective solutions for both residential and commercial tick control, with the active ingredients and applications necessary for quick knockdown and lasting control that can prevent future infestations. From tick identification to the most common infestation sites, this information can go a long way in helping you determine the right tick control program for your many customers. Learn more about where ticks are found, the different ways you can treat for them and more with the information provided below.
Ticks can take up to 3 years to complete their full life cycle.
  • Border areas of lawns
  • Wooded areas
  • Tall brush/grass
  • Under leaves, under ground cover (plants) in yard, and in leaf litter
  • Around stone walls and woodpiles where mice and other small mammals live
  • Ticks are generally found around bodies of water where wildlife gather to drink
  • Ticks feed on the blood of their hosts and become active at about "45º F"
  • Soft ticks live in the nests of their hosts, hard ticks live in the environment, except when feeding
  • Ticks have prolonged feeding behaviors that make them excellent vectors of disease
  • Tick questing is when hard ticks cling to vegetation in a position to latch onto passing animals
  • Hard ticks excrete a milky white substance that hardens like latex and helps them maintain their hold on hosts

Below is a list of diseases, the ticks that transmit them and when applicable, the regions they can be found. To learn more about tracking tips and the spread of these diseases, visit www.CDC.gov/ticks.

Anaplasmosis: Pacific coast, Northeast and Midwest.

Babesiosis: Northeast and Midwest

Borrelia Mayonii: Minnesota and Wisconsin

Colorado tick fever: Rocky Mountain states at elevations of 4,000 to 10,500 feet

Ehrlichiosis: Primarily Southcentral and Eastern United States

Heartland virus: Midwestern and Southern United States

Lyme disease: Northeast, Upper Midwest and Pacific coast

Powassan disease: Northeast and the Great Lakes region

Rickettsia parkeri rickettsiosis: Southwestern United States

Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF): Primarily in Southeastern United States

STARI (Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness): Southeastern and Eastern United States

Tularemia: Throughout United States

*Resource: The Center for Disease Control “https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/diseases/index.html


Species of Ticks

American Dog Tick
(aka Wood Tick)
Blacklegged Tick
(aka Deer Tick)
Rocky Mountain Wood Tick
Western Blacklegged Tick

Brown Dog Tick
Lone Star Tick
Gulf Coast Tick

Tick Control Products

Be prepared for tick season with a combination of products that will help protect customers from ticks. Zoëcon has a lineup of highly effective adulticides with a variety of active ingredients and applications so you will be ready to fight ticks wherever they’re hiding.
Zoecon Lambda 9.7 CS 8 ounce
Lambda 9.7 CS

Apply as a spot treatment to kennels, yards, runs, and other areas where pets may frequent to limit ticks on pets. Apply using a coarse fan spray around perimeters to vegetation, brush, branches, rock walls, and other habitats where ticks are found.

Zoecon Maverik Perimeter 8 ounce
Mavrik® Perimeter

This easy-to-use tick barrier treatment is ideal for use around residential and commercial buildings. With no visible residue or lingering odor, use Mavrik® Perimeter to treat lawns, gardens, and trees. Safe to bees once dried.

Zoecon Essentria IC3 1 gallon
Essentria® IC-3 Insecticide Concentrate

Apply Essentria® IC-3 outside as a perimeter spray treatment and on vegetation for natural tick control. This natural insecticide has no water setbacks and no pyrethroid restrictions.

Zoecon ExciteR

Apply alone as a fogging, general surface, space, spot or crack-and-crevice treatment or combined with an insecticide as a tank-mix synergist to help combat tick resistance. ExciteR™ insecticide is approved for use both outdoors and indoors.


We’ve made all of this information easier to print and share with our Tick Fact Sheet. Simply download and print out to provide your team with the information needed to offer sound tick control advice and treatment recommendations for your customers.

Download Tick Fact SheetDownload State of the Tick Control Market 2021