Method #1. The Tick Control System®
The “Tick Control System”, or TCS®, is a small box that attracts rodents. When an animal enters the box, it receives a low dose of fipronil, the active ingredient in many tick treatments used on dogs and cats. Fipronil kills ticks on animals like mice and chipmunks, which are largely responsible for infecting ticks with the Lyme bacterium.
Method #2. Met52® fungal spray
Metarhizium anisopliae is a fungus that occurs naturally in forest soils in eastern North America and has been shown to kill ticks. A strain of this fungus, Met52, has been developed as a commercial product. It can be sprayed on vegetation where it kills ticks looking for hosts on which to feed.