Maxforce Tick Management System
The Maxforce Tick Management System has been discontinued by the
The following articles will provide tick management, tick
control products, Lyme Disease information:
The active ingredient in Tick Management System is Fipronil, which is the
same active ingredient found in Taurus
SC, Termidor and Frontline.
The Maxforce Tick Management System helps reduce the risk of Lyme Disease by
ridding mice of ticks which transmit the disease.
Ticks are capable of transmitting Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and
relapsing fever. Lyme disease is transmitted in the United States by the
deer tick, black legged, Gulf coast, American dog, lone star and relapsing fever
tick. Lone star and American dog tick can cause tick paralysis.
In appearance, the tick
management device resembles a professional mouse bait
stations were designed as a compartment with a three-fold purpose: keep
rodenticides fresh and dry; make baits far less accessible to children and pets;
encourage rodents to enter the station.] Instead of killing the
system kills disease transmitting ticks that attempt to attach themselves to
How Maxforce Kills Ticks
Killing Mice versus Targeting Ticks
Rodents Ticks Instructions
Maxforce Tick Management System devices are designed for easy access to mice
(and other small rodents) but do not contain mouse poisons. Instead of
feeding on mouse poison, mice that enter the device are treated with a product
for tick removal, tick prevention. The Maxforce box not only contains an
insecticide for killing ticks on mice, but also an attractive bait that helps
entice the small rodents to willingly enter the device. As they enter the box through small
openings, the mice rub against a wick that contains a low dose insecticide
called Fipronil. The insecticide transfers from the wick to mice that
enter the box. Fipronil insecticide has many uses in the pest control
industry but is most popular as the active ingredient in Frontline flea and tick
control products for cats and dogs.
A mouse that touches the wick will be treated for ticks, just as Frontline
Topspot treats your pet. A single dosage of Fipronil can keep killing
ticks on the mouse for over a month. Chances are that once mice discover
the Maxforce Tick Management box will go back to the box again. Each time
a mouse enters the box, it will receive an additional dose of Fipronil for
longer action against disease carrying ticks.
Mice receive a small, safe dose of Fipronil. This small dose will not harm
the mouse and will not harm predators that might eat the mouse. The
Fipronil dose is, however, strong enough to kill ticks on mice. Each box
device lasts about 90 days. Just two 90 day applications should control
the tick population on mice for a full season.
Simply put, mice that enter the Maxforce Tick Management
System device are treated with Fipronil, an insecticide that kills ticks known
to carry Lyme Disease.
Each Maxforce box is ready to use, containing attractant for mice and wick
treated with Fipronil.
Killing Ticks Instead of Mice
Many people are curious as to why they should not concentrate on killing
mice but, instead, targeting ticks. There are certainly situations where
reducing rat or mouse populations
is necessary. Techniques and products used for rodent control are
discussed on the rodent control information
pages. Removing or killing mice in areas where Lyme Disease is a major
problem often does not work. Studies have shown that killing all the mice
in an outdoor area does not leave the area free of rodents for long. After
the area is cleared of mice, it does not take long for other mice to discover
the area for themselves. Rodents are very opportunistic and will readily
invade an area that provides shelter and food - and lack of competition.
Maxforce Tick Management has shown (in tests and actual field studies) to not
only reduce the number of ticks in an area but to also reduce the percentage of
ticks that are infected with disease. In the field tests, the number of
ticks in the area had been reduced by 97% by the end of the second year of
Generally, 1 box is placed every 30 feet near
the edge of maintained landscaping, woodlots and/or brush. For specific
instructions for Maxforce box placements, read
Maxforce Specimen Label (PDF.)
Each case of Maxforce Tick Management System contains 12 individual units.
At this time, this product can only be shipped to customers in AL, CT, DE, IA, ME, MD,
MA, MN, NH, NJ, PA, RI, TN, VT, VA and WI.
Individual units can be purchased for $29.00 each, plus S&H.
Maxforce Tick Management System is $290.00 for case of 12 units, plus
Lyme Disease Maxforce
Pests Tick Spray
Tick Management System Specimen Label (PDF) Maxforce Tick Management