TickEncounter Prevention Partner

Current TickEncounter Prevention Partners

We hope that by spreading the word about proven effective tick-bite protection tools and strategies, Prevention Partners will have a positive impact on the health of their community, and will encourage others to become TickEncounter Prevention Partners, too!

Enhanced Level Partners

TEPP Ocean State Tick Control

Ocean State Tick Control (OSTC) are tick control specialists. They know the life cycle of Deer ticks, and they know how to eliminate them. They have created a safe, effective, and affordable program which gets rid of ticks in your outside habitat. Lyme disease has affected them personally, and their goal in partnership is to help educate and protect you.

"Since the creation of Ocean State Tick Control in 2007, we have perfected a tick control program which is affordably priced and environmentally safe. We use the safest materials possible, and our 3rd party tested properties have all shown over 98% control. We base our program on the excellent research and advice from URI's TickEncounter Resource Center".

Ocean State Tick Control : http://www.oceanstatetickcontrol.com/

TEPP Mainely Ticks

Mainely Ticks goal is to provide you with professional services, current & comprehensive educational materials, and internet resources to protect you and your family against vector-borne diseases including Lyme disease, Babesia, Ehrlichiosis, EEE, West Nile Virus and others.

"Mainely Ticks is a small family owned pest management business located in southern Maine. 2014 marks our 10th year in business. While we do treat residential properties for ticks and mosquitoes, our website focuses on education (retired teacher of 31 years)... Tick Management through Education and Science. Our ProTickMe initiative distributes tick identification guides, bookmarks, tweezers and ProTickMe kits to individuals and organizations. We are very active with educational outreach programs in our local area, and support our educational website at www.mainelyticks.com. I have had the opportunity to meet Dr. Tom Mather (and communicate via the Public Tick IPM Working Group) and marvel at the work that he does. The TickEncounter website is the absolute best site available with an incredible outreach. I hope that our membership will help support your ongoing work.".

Mainely Ticks : http://www.mainelyticks.com/

TEPP National Grid

National Grid is an international electricity and gas company and one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world.

"National Grid’s job is to connect people to the energy they use, safely. We are at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society – delivering clean energy to support our world long into the future. We work with all our stakeholders to promote the development and implementation of sustainable, innovative and affordable energy solutions. And we are proud that our work, and our people, underpin the prosperity and wellbeing of our customers, communities and investors".

National Grid : http://www2.nationalgrid.com/corporate/


ohDEER, Inc. provides all natural deer control to preserve client's beautiful landscapes from the hungry deer. They also provide all natural tick and mosquito control.

"One of our biggest pitches to current clients and prospects is education! Whether a prospect uses ohDEER or another spray company, we preach the educational piece. How important it is to prep and dress appropriately before venturing out, to check yourself, your kids, and pets every day and also tips on how to make their yards LESS tick friendly. ohDEER, Inc. refers to TickEncounter often and would like to participate in the effort".

ohDEER, Inc. : http://www.ohdeer1.com

TEPP EcoHealth

EcoHealth is a company that offers Damminix Tick Tubes®.

"It is well known that deer spread ticks infected with Lyme disease. However, did you know that these same ticks get Lyme disease from mice, not deer? Damminix Ticks Tubes® rely on the natural nesting instincts of mice to take the battle to source and deliver tick controlling permethrin directly to this host animal and the ticks it infects".

Damminix Tick Tubes® are biodegradable, cardboard tubes filled with permethrin treated cotton balls. Mice collect the cotton to build their nests. Deer ticks that feed on mice in the Spring and the Fall are exposed to permethrin and killed. All the while, the mice, other mammals and your lands are unharmed and undisturbed".

Ecohealth : http://www.ticktubes.com


Dan Wolff is a suburban deer expert and tick prevention specialist. He's spent the last 20 years thinking about and dealing with the problems associated with ticks. As a single dad, with two boys and two dogs and residing in an area with a high tick population, Dan is no stranger to the dangers they bring.

Dan's mission is to provide a safe and effective tool for removing ticks. After careful thought and painstaking effort, Dan's developed a much improved tick removal tool called TickEase. It’s dual purpose design allows you to easily, safely and effectively remove ticks from people and pets. You can use it to remove ticks with ease. Dan has also recently formed Prevent-LymeDisease.com to reinforce his fight against tickborne disease.

TickEase, Inc. : www.BuyTickEase.com
Prevent-LymeDisease : www.Prevent-LymeDisease.com
MassDeerSerivce, Inc. : www.MassDeerService.com

"Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc - (VHB), is a major engineering and environmental consulting firm along the east coast. Our engineers, scientists, and surveyors are involved with field condition surveys as part of their regular work. They are exposed to areas where tick/Lyme exposure is probable and becoming a TickEncounter Prevention Partner helps us educate, engage, and empower our team.

We move projects forward. That's what VHB has been doing for our clients and communities for 30 years. Providing multidisciplinary planning, design, engineering, and consulting for some of the nation's most complex infrastructure and development initiatives, VHB professionals take projects from concept to completion. Our planning, transportation, land development, and environmental professionals create successful and workable results, changing the face of the built environment."

VHB - Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc : www.vhb.com/


"The Laboratory of Medical Zoology (LMZ) is an academic research lab at the University of Massachusetts. The focus of our research is on infectious diseases, with particular attention to those diseases with transmission cycles that involve other animal species. The general term for these diseases is "zoonosis". Zoonoses come in many kinds and are as diverse as the animal and microbial kingdoms".

"We’ve joined forces with the TickEncounter.org to bring greater awareness to the risk of tickborne diseases".

The Laboratory of Medical Zoology (LMZ) : www.tickreport.com

Standard Level Partners



"For Green How, our goal is to have you comfortable with the solutions we provide. We start by listening to you, the home or business owner, and follow through with top notch service to achieve your desired results. It’s about us taking pride in your home or business through our worry free services for a great lawn and pest-free home or work environment. All of our materials are selected for efficacy AND low environmental impact. Think green. Green lawn services and Green pest control".

GreenHow : http://www.greenhow.com

PA Lyme Resource Network

PA Lyme Resource Network

"When we were looking at the prevention and protection content, your site and content was considered "best in class" and the membership is a terrific way to get the best and most current information into the hands of our public. Your work is outstanding, the quality terrific, and the credibility of a solid academic center and research program bring great legitimacy to our awareness and education efforts".

PA Lyme Resource Network : http://palyme.org/

Jamestown, RI

Jamestown, RI

Jamestown, RI is proud to partner with the TickEncounter Resource Center, combining our resources to provide our visitors with the most reliable strategies for preventing tick bites and tick-transmitted diseases.

Jamestown, RI : http://www.jamestownri.net/

Conley's Home & Garden Pest Control

Conley's Brockton Exterminating Company, Inc.
Duxbury, Massachusetts

Conley's Brockton Exterminating Company, Inc., has provided bug control and exterminator services to property owners in the Duxbury, Massachusetts, and South Shore areas since 1952. Including: Plymouth, Kingston, Marshfield, Brockton, and Rockland.

Conley's Brockton Exterminating Company, Inc. : http://www.conleyspestcontrol.net/

John Drulle, MD Memorial Lyme Fund, Inc.

John Drulle, MD Memorial Lyme Fund, Inc.
Jackson, New Jersey

John Drulle, MD Memorial Lyme Fund, Inc. "The JDMLF is a 501(C)3 corporation based in NJ dedicated to public awareness and prevention education of Lyme disease and other tick borne illnesses. We also fund tick ecology and prevention research along with educational projects about which can be found on our website. In joining your partner program we feel we can broaden our profile and utilize the research and knowledge of your organization to assist in our mission".

John Drulle, MD Memorial Lyme Fund, Inc. : http://jdmlf.org/

Wood River Animal Hospital

Wood River Animal Hospital
Wyoming, RI

Wood River Animal Hospital: "Wood River Animal Hospital is committed to promoting responsible pet ownership, preventative health care, and health-related educational opportunities for our clients."

Wood River Animal Hospital : www.woodriveranimalhospital.com/

TEPP Ransford Environmental Solutions

Ransford Environmental Solutions
Worcester, MA

Ransford Environmental Solutions: "We are a family owned pest control company that has been in business since 1896. We are members of local and national organizations including the EPA's PESP (Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program) . We want to educate our customers about the dangers of disease carrying ticks. By partnering with TERC we want to protect our customers and their communities from tick bites and the diseases they can carry with the least amount of impact to the environment."

Ransford Environmental Solutions : www.ransfordpest.com

TEPP Lincoln MA

Tick Task Force
Lincoln, MA

Tick Task Force: "Lincoln has established a Tick Task Force whose mission is to educate the public about the prevalence and dangers of tick borne diseases, how to protect themselves from being infected, and how to best advocate for themselves and their families when seeking medical diagnosis and treatment."

Town of Lincoln, MA Tick Task Force

TEPP Pier Cleaners

Pier Cleaners
Wakefield, RI

As the first community partner assisting in the effort to prevent tick-borne diseases, Pier Cleaners achieved honorary status as a Standard Level Partner. They are currently collaborating with TERC to create informational inserts and coupons for tick repellent that the company will include with dry cleaning and laundry orders.

Read More about Pier Cleaners || www.piercleanersri.com

Nathan Littauer Hospital

Nathan Littauer Hospital & Nursing Home
Gloversville, NY

NLH: "We are no stranger to the outdoors. Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home is a full-service, 74 bed acute care hospital with an 84 bed skilled nursing home located at the foothills of the Adirondacks in New York. Surrounded by mountains and lakes, we are no stranger to ticks. That is why we have launched a comprehensive community education program with TickEncounter to safeguard our residents and our region’s visitors. Our providers share our message of tick bite prevention. Littauer provides the finest in state-of-the-art technology and a caring, dedicated staff of health care professionals. The Littauer medical staff brings amazing technical expertise and competence to the residents of Fulton County and the surrounding communities. At Nathan Littauer Hospital and Nursing Home, we're people caring for people".


Lyme Research Alliance

Lyme Research Alliance
Stamford, CT

Lyme Research Alliance – Committed to a Cure. "We fund ground-breaking research in the field of tick-borne disease, and our new name better reflects what we do,” said Diane Blanchard, co-founder of the organization. At any given moment several research teams across the country are working with funding supplied by LRA to help improve the lives of people who have been exposed to Lyme disease. We fund studies that deepen our understanding of how the Lyme bacterium evades the body’s defenses and contrives to evade the effect of powerful antibiotics. We fund a study that is in the early stages of applying for stage 1 clinical trials of the first ever drug to treat persistent Lyme disease. And we fund a team that is scrutinizing the current diagnostic tests that are far from reliable."


Business+ Partners


mosquito squad

"Mosquito Squad of North Central Rhode Island is committed to the ongoing efforts to prevent tick-borne disease that affects tens of thousands in the US each year through education and yard protection. We offer an effective blend of our barrier spray treatment and tick tubes to eliminate ticks before they can get to you. Our Integrated Pest Management System (IMP) eliminates adult ticks on contact via our traditional barrier spray as well as treats the source of the problem by utilizing nymph control methods, i.e. tick tubes. Since most ticks get their first blood meal from mice the application of biodegradable ticks tubes offer a solution. The treated cotton contained in the tubes entice the natural nesting instincts of mice to deliver a tick controlling insecticide directly to its home, eliminating the ticks".


Compassionate Care Animal Hospital

"Compassionate Care Animal Hospital (CCAH) is a new animal hospital in Ann Arbor, MI. We are a group of professionals dedicated to the well-being of pets and their families. We offer extended hours for our clients and practice general and emergency services".


All About Trees

"All About Trees provides ecological landscape tick control in Southern Vermont. Among other services, we currently offer perimeter treatments with Metarhizium anisopliae, a naturally occurring soil fungus that rivals synthetics in efficacy".


Scituate Health Alliance

"We started our Non-Profit Organization 15 years ago. We are the first organization in the Country that gives our towns people Primary Care and Dental for free. We partnered with Scituate Ambualnce and Rhode Island College Student Nurses that do our Community Health Programs. We run Health Fairs through out the year on different Health Issues. We are looking forward to bringing about the TEPP program to Scituate. We do know of MANY cases of Lyme in our area, we are an organization of educating our community on health concerns and what can be done for them. We are excited about this Partnership".

Duponte Landscape Contractors

"We're a well established local company who partners with the local landtrust. Looking forward to sharing correct information".


South Shore Pest Control, Inc.

"South Shore Pest Control will always make every effort to guarantee customer satisfaction. We began in 1998 knowing that we could consistently solve pest situations while keeping people and the environment safe. Our knowledge of pests and their behavior allows us to use integrated pest management techniques using the least amount of chemical necessary. Our early success, as Rigney's Pest Management with commercial food service establishments grew into a loyal residential customer following. South Shore Pest Control delivers professional services throughout southeastern Massachusetts".



"BugBeWear® provides affordable, yard friendly clothing with built in tick and insect repellence. Protection lasts all day, every day, thru 70 launderings. The Insect Shield® garment finish is odorless and invisible. BugBeWear is a simple practical approach to avoid tick and insect borne illnesses. And it’s as easy as simply getting dressed in the morning. No spray. No smell. No watching the clock. Simply protected. BugBeWear jeans, tees, sweatshirts, hats and socks provide proven protection for the whole family from tick, mosquito, flies and chigger bites".

Kaiser Tree Preservation Co.

Kaiser Tree Preservation Co.

"In 2008, Kaiser Tree created a subsidiary named Ocean State Tick Control, to focus solely on tick and mosquito abatement. We created a reasonably priced program that will completely eliminate ticks from your landscape, allowing you to feel comfortable in your own backyard again! Our practice is environmentally safe and the most effective available. It protects against serious and potentially deadly tick-born illnesses such as Lyme Disease, Babesiosis, Tick Typhus, Ehrlichiosis, which already have permanently disabled thousands of New Englanders and killed many. Act now: Protect yourself. Protect your family".

Bob Oley

Bob Oley

"Bob is a public health consultant specializing in tick-borne disease prevention. He advises families and businesses on how to make their properties safer from ticks, and what personal protection measures can be taken to safeguard family members, workers, and pet animals.

Bob conducts educational seminars on Lyme disease and tick-borne disease prevention before various private and government groups. He has appeared on several radio shows including You Bet Your Garden, Sirius XM Doctor Radio, and the Magic Garden Show talking about tick-borne disease prevention. Additionally, he has also been a guest on the NBC TV New York Nightly News program talking about tick-borne disease prevention and campers".

Fox Pest Control of Rhode Island


"Fox Pest Control of RI is a new pest control business, started this spring (2014) in RI, operated by Michael Morgan. We are committed to using the best practices of Integrated Pest Management while treating commercial and residential properties for ticks and mosquitoes. One of our most important goals is to educate and serve Rhode Islanders by surveying properties and treating if needed to reduce the threat of disease caused by the black legged tick, Ixodes Scapularis, and others, thereby reducing the potential for human contraction of lyme disease, anaplasmosis, babesiosis, powassan, RMSF, erlichiosis etc. and other dangerous pathogens caused by the bite of ticks endemic to RI".

Basic Level Partners


Companies/Organization/Schools listed signed up prior to our new TEPP levels. Future online listings with web links are part of our new Business Plus level or as Standard or Enhanced partners.

  • African Health Solutions
  • Illinois Birddog Rescue
  • North Central West Virginia Lyme Community
  • Pet Vet
  • Alcatech Solutions
  • Moultonborough Academy
  • Gloucester Health Department
  • A&R Exterminating Co., Inc.
  • Waltham Services
  • Radio Newport
  • Head to Tail Grooming
  • Fox Pest Control of RI
  • Eco Pest Control RI
  • Mosquito Squad of North Central Rhode Island
  • GreenHow
  • G Pedro's Garage - Mildred, PA
  • Medfield Lyme Disease Study Committee
  • Morris County Mosquito Commission
  • Rhode Island School of Design Health Services
  • Christ Church (Episcopal), Lincoln, RI
  • Dermay
  • Infexion Connexion Inc
  • Life With Dogs (www.lifewithdogs.tv)
  • Turtle Cove Cottage
  • Shannon Family Farm School
  • E.S. Rhodes School PTA
  • Pure Solutions
  • AgriHunt Farms
  • Amherst Canine
  • Fresh Start Animal Services Katie Watson DeAngelis
  • Otter Creek Environmental Education Services
  • Palmer Pharmacy - Johnstown, NY
  • Santa Monica Pet Medical Center
  • Cellar Door FoodWorks, dba
  • Decadent Dog, Inc.
  • Environmental Health Services, Inc.
  • The Mosquito Authority of Rhode Island
  • Urban Nature Walk
  • The TICK-it Team
  • GSM Services, Inc
  • Upper Makefield Township EAC
  • Girl Scout Troop 80
  • West Geauga Veterinary Hospital
  • Gold Medal Lawns
  • Strain Measurement Devices
  • Arlington High School
  • Allen's Seed Store
  • Town of Westford Health Department
  • Three Rivers Young Marines
  • Ulster County Tick Busters
  • Progressive Charlestown
  • Sojourns Community Health Clinic
  • The Wilderness Center
  • Fishing Cove Elementary
  • Sunacom.com
  • Strideaway
  • MoKan Loners on Wheels
  • Ottawa County Health Department
  • EWG Girl Scout Troop 383
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Howard W. Hathaway School
  • John Andrade Insurance Agency Inc.
  • Ohio Lyme Disease Awareness
  • Ultra Safe Pest Management Inc.


  • Andrew Micalizzi
  • Brynna Schiller
  • Kendra Steel
  • John Martyniak
  • Christopher Caler
  • Stephen Murphy, CLU
  • Cori Borjan
  • Jill McAllister
  • Marianne De Souza
  • Bonnie Parker
  • Gail Brekke
  • Krisztian Magori
  • Jerry Genesio
  • Jon Sidmore
  • David Figgins
  • Margarita Rodriguez
  • Jaree Johnson - US Army Preventive Medicine Sciences
  • Kevin Levine
  • Kristy Kittelson
  • Lane Poor
  • Ellen Wexler
  • Stephanie Benz
  • Stacie Van Brandenburg
  • Mia Grant
  • Cherie Lester
  • Tristram C Dammin MD
  • Lisa Frampton
  • Steven Mora
  • Claire O'Brien
  • Robert B. Oley, PE, MSPH - Upgraded to Business Plus!
  • Marcia Tambellini
  • Diane Wheeler, ANP

Prevention Partner charges are annual subscriptions. Join today to become a partner in preventing tick-borne disease!