About jhakim

Born in NYC, raised in Morristown, NJ and living in the Poconos since 1973, Jacqui has been active in public health issues for over 40 years. Her background in vector topics has made her a popular speaker at national conferences from Anchorage to Atlanta. Her undergraduate degree is from SUNY Stony Brook, and her Masters degrees are from East Stroudsburg University [PA].
Website: http://TickControlCompany.com
jacqui has written 9 articles so far, you can find them below.

Thank you!

August 9th 2015

Dear Jackie –

Hi, I hope this note finds you doing well.

My name is Missy Gudz, BSRN at Spruce Lake Wilderness Camp. I spoke with you last week re: Amanda Gudz, my daughter.

I wanted to personally thank you and tell you how vital your services and professional advice has meant to Amanda’s health and well-being.

Jackie, as the fax was remissed at our primary health clinic – I was so thankful to expedite the process by calling/contacting you directly, then being able to send her to CareWorks, in which the needed information was awaiting her at their desk via your faxing the report – and ended the dilemma of “who will write this doxycycline prescription for our daughter?” So from two most grateful parents: Thank you, thank you!!

I serve on the Advisory Board at Spruce Lake Wilderness Camp – as well as RN for the week-long camps (2 weeks this summer) I am always so glad to let (camp) parents know this coverage for tick evaluation is 100%.

God’s greatest love & blessing be yours – Sincerely, Missy Gudz



Pocono Tick Control – Commercial Accounts

 Pocono Tick Control – Commercial Accounts

Pocono Tick Control - Commercial Accounts

The West End Fair Association contracted for mosquito control services for the summer of 2014, leading up to the annual West End Fair, being held August 25th through August 30th in Gilbert, PA.

West End Fair www.thewestendfair.com

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Monroe County Correctional Facility contracted tick control services in July to protect the inmates within the recreation yard and the correctional officers who guard the perimeter.



Out On A The Limb Tree Service subcontracted Pocono tick control for right-of-way herbicide treatments on several Pennsylvania highways.



Pocono tick control perform pest control services for Local Realtors for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae contracts. Services include:

  • Ants
  • Bees
  • Wasps and hornets
  • Roaches
  • Mice


Cherry Valley Vineyards                                                                                                                                                            Known for its breathtaking setting, brick-oven pizzas, and award-winning wines, Cherry Valley Vineyards is located at the base of the Blue Mountain in beautiful Cherry Valley.  The Sorrenti Family and their guests enjoy the grounds in comfort because Pocono tick control has been providing tick control since 2013.



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Pocono tick control was recently contracted by Stroud Township to control the algae and pond weeds in the ponds at two of the municipal parks.



Pocono Tick Control Services

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Pocono Tick Control Services

Pocono tick control does spring and fall tick control services, using registered pesticides that are safe for you and your pets, but deadly to ticks. Pocono tick control also control fleas and many other lawn insects. Although not labeled for mosquito control, our customers have reported that our tick treatments have given them control of mosquitoes as well.

Because of the life cycle of ticks and the long-lasting properties of the products we use, only two applications per year are needed.

Like the permethrin product that you are using (or should be using) on your clothing to kill and repel biting insects, our product binds to the thatch of your lawn or the under-story of your woods. It continues to kill the ticks and fleas for up to three months. Because it is chemically bound to the thatch, it does not wash off in rain, or come off on you or your pets, making it safe for everything except the “bugs.”

If you are interested in organic control measures, Pocono tick control offers services with products that are made from thyme oil, eugenol, wintergreen, and diatomaceous earth. These products must be applied more frequently because they do not provide the residual of the other products.

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Monroe Country Vector Control Public Speaking

Jacquelyn Hakim, MS, MPH, has been in the vector control/public health arena for four decades. Her expertise and knowledge of ticks, mosquitoes, and other vector organisms have made her a popular speaker at various public health organizations across the United States.

The locations of some of her presentations include:

  • A Hope For Lyme  [Corning, NY]
  • American Public Health Association [Philadelphia]
  • Central Atlantic States Association of Food and Drug Officials
  • Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
  • East Stroudsburg University
  • International Conference on Diseases in Nature Communicable to Man [San Antonio]
  • National Environmental Health Association [Reno, Anchorage, Atlanta, and Providence]
  • New Mexico Environmental Health Association [Las Cruces]
  • Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Association
  • Penn State University
  • Pennsylvania Vector Control Association
  • Society of Public Health Educators  [Albuquerque]
  • Time for Lyme – Bucknell University
  • Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association

Some of the topics of the presentations include:

  • Prevention of Lyme disease
  • Tick-borne diseases of Northeastern Pennsylvania
  • Gypsy Moth Biology and Control
  • Mosquito Surveillance and Control for West Nile Virus
  • Human Rabies Exposure from a Feral Cat
  • Tick Assessment for Disease Prevention
  • Tick Biology and Control

Please feel free to contact us to arrange for public speaking and consulting.



Pocono Tick Control – Mosquito Control

 Pocono Mosquito Control

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With over 50 years’ combined experience, when it comes to Pocono mosquito control, Pocono mosquito control are the expects! If mosquitoes are breeding on your property, Pocono mosquito control will find them and eliminate them.

Pocono mosquito control is trained, experienced, licensed and insured to provide you with professional Pocono mosquito control. Preventing mosquito breeding – “larviciding” – is the most effective method of  reducing mosquitoes; barrier treatments help to keep your property free of biting mosquitoes that are coming from nearby properties.

Why take a chance when West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases have been identified locally? Call today for a free estimate.

Call or text us at 570-807-6447 or 570-801-5372

Pesticide License Categories

PA Department of Agriculture Commercial Pesticide Licence Categories

  • 07 – Lawn & Turf
  • 09 – Aquatic Weed Control
  • 10 – Right-of-way & Weeds
  • 11 – Household Pest Control
  • 12 – Wood-destroying Insect Control
  • 15 – Public Health Vertebrates
  • 16 – Public Health Invertebrates

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The most important step in controlling any pest is an accurate identification. If we cannot identify your pest immediately, we know who to ask.

Pocono Tick Control Services

Bald-faced hornets

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Bald-faced hornets are one of the most dangerous insects found around the home. Their nests are football-shaped and came become quite large, holding up to 700 individuals. Easily aroused, they will chase and sting  anyone who comes near their nest. Pocono tick control will provide prompt professional services to kill and remove the nests.


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Polistes wasps are some of the most common but least  dangerous of the wasps. Their nest is an uncovered paper comb, about the size of your palm. If left alone, they are unlikely to sting, but if you have one and want it removed, give Pocono tick control a call.

Carpenter bees

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Carpenter bees cause those perfectly-round holes in the wood around the outside of your home. Although they resemble bumblebees, they are not social insects. As solitary insects, these bees do not live in colonies, but rather create a home for their eggs in a tunnel that they excavate into unpainted wood. Males cannot  sting but females will when provoked.

Although single bees do very little damage to wood, multiple generations over many years can cause structural damage. An early spring treatment will take care of them for the year.


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German cockroaches are the most common indoor roaches  in the Poconos. They are prolific breeders, very adaptable to human habitation, and small enough to hide easily, making them serious pests.

Pocono tick control has state-of-the-art products that control them without sprays or danger to humans or pets.


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If your have a problem with fleas after flea-bombing your house and treating your pets, you might have an outdoor infestation.

Pocono tick control products do an awesome job on fleas in your lawn. Call Pocono tick control today.


Pocono Tick Aquatic Weed Control

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Aquatic Weed Control

  • Weed and algae control from spring to fall
  • The products are safe for kids, pets, fish and the environment
  • Seasonal or “per application” contracts
  • Control measures for ponds and lakes of all sizes
  • Consultation on other problems — like geese, aeration options, pH
  • Licensed and insured

Before and After photos of some of our accounts:

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Monroe County’s Private Practice Vector Control

Monroe County’s NEW Vector Control

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Pocono Tick Control

Welcome to Pocono Tick Control. Welcome to the newest concept in public health environmental control measures in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Following the drastic cutbacks to Monroe County’s Department of Vector Control, we Tick Chicks have filled the gap.  Not only are we licensed and insured, but we have decades of field and laboratory experience in the very issues that are troubling you.

No one is better suited to help you with your tick & insect identifications and control measures.

Remember that Northeastern Pennsylvania is home to at least six (6) tick-borne diseases; diseases that can make you, your family, and your pets sick. Lyme disease and the others can be prevented!

Please contact us for more information. The Tick Chicks want to hear from you.