Having ticks on your property can not only be an annoyance, but it can also be a health hazard to your family. Tick control is essential if you have any overgrown areas nearby, and there are many different tick species out there to contend with. Many people get fleas and ticks confused or mixed up with each other, and though they are both irksome, they are two different types of insects. If you have pets, you have to be even more aware of ticks, as your pet can attract them. As you keep reading, you will learn the following:
If you need professional tick control, you should reach out to our team of tick exterminators. We can come out to your property, take a look at your tick problem, and then suggest removal treatment or spray to kill the ticks. We are proud to serve the following areas across the country, including:
There are a few things you can look for to determine if you have an infestation. First, you have to realize that there are different types of ticks out there. Deer ticks, lone star ticks, dog ticks…these are just examples. They all vary in size, and they can grow as they eat, so a large tick is very likely one that had just enjoyed a meal. All ticks are part of the arachnid family, and they have eight legs like their relative, a spider. They also have a large body with a small head.
Ticks eat blood, and they will get this blood from anywhere they can. They dine on anything from reptiles and birds to mammals. They do have preferred hosts, of course, but if they are hungry enough, they won’t think anything of dining on the blood of your dog, cat, rabbit, or even yourself.
The biggest issue with ticks is the disease that they carry. These diseases can be transmitted by the tick throughout every stage of their life, and when they decide to use you…or your pet…as a host, they can easily pass these diseases along.
If you live in an area that has a lot of wildlife, or you have overgrown areas of your property, you may have more ticks than the average areas. This is where a tick infestation is most likely to start. Additionally, if you or your pet walk through these areas, you might find a tick or two hitching a ride home with you, which can also cause a tick infestation.
Again, if you live near wooded areas or you have pets that venture into wooded areas, you are more likely to have ticks on your property. Many ticks are small, so they are challenging to see, especially when they are on your clothes or on your pet. They also can be brought onto your property or into your home on your shoes. Once the tick gets done eating, they will drop away from the host, and that’s when the need for tick control begins…they will start laying eggs in your home, and before you know it, they will not only be there, but they will start using your family and pets as their own personal buffets.
You can stop the spread of ticks if you don’t have a lot of them by keeping your grass cut and wearing insect repellent when in overgrown areas. You should also wear long sleeves and pants when in these areas, and make sure that you examine your clothing for ticks before going into the house. You should also check your pet thoroughly for ticks when they come from these areas.
If your pet is in these areas a lot, you might want to talk to your vet about getting a preventative tick treatment, which can kill the ticks when they latch on to your pet. You can also, of course, contact 24H Pest Pros for tick infestation removal.
When you think about the diseases that ticks can spread, including Lyme disease, you can see how important it is to hire a tick control specialist. In addition to Lyme, ticks can carry Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, infections, and other viruses. Because of this, it is extremely important to work with professionals to tick infestation removal. When you call us, we can take a look at your property for other pests including:
Our expert tick exterminators can kill the problematic ticks from your property and make your yard and home safe once again using our advanced tick control methods.
What can kill ticks instantly?
Flea dips and shampoos work to kill ticks instantly on pets.
How do you get rid of a tick infestation?
If your home is full of ticks, it’s best to call a professional exterminator for help.
Do ticks hate vinegar?
Ticks don’t like vinegar, so you can use it on the tick to get them out of the skin.