Ticks are small, tear-drop shaped arachnids that are generally reddish-brown in color. They prefer warm, humid environments, as the heat and moisture in the air are more conducive to their metamorphosis. Ticks feed on blood, so they also seek out areas plentiful with potential hosts – birds, amphibians, and mammals like you, your family, and your pets.
Inspecting For Ticks
Tick bites are usually painless, so they may go unnoticed for some time. If you see localized redness on the skin accompanied by an itching, burning, or intense pain, it is likely you have been bitten. When your children or pets return home from playing in high grass or forested areas, it is important to do a quick scan for ticks on their exposed skin. The earlier a tick is caught, the easier it is to extract it and identify whether or not it has caused an infection.
Damage By Ticks
The biggest concern with ticks is their ability to spread diseases. Ticks can carry and transmit multiple diseases at a time, which can be extremely harmful to humans and pets alike. Lyme Diseases, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Ehrlichiosis, and Babesiosis are just a few of the dangerous viruses associated with these pests. They can also cause allergic reactions in humans, and tapeworms in dogs and cats. If you think you may have a tick infestation, you can’t afford to wait until someone in your home gets sick to confirm. Call in the professionals at Eliminate ‘Em for a full inspection and keep your family safe.
Extermination & Control
Because these pests can be present in and around your home, attaching to animals and people or entering through cracks, Eliminate ’Em Pest Control Services provides you with fast, professional, courteous service and licensed technicians to exterminate and control ticks. These include:
- Surveying your property, while keeping a tick’s lifecycle in mind.
- Creating a less-inviting habitat: Repairing any crevices and gaps, cutting grass to a short length, and removing any bird or rodent nests.
Eliminate ’Em Pest Control Services offers same-day services and free estimates to eliminate ticks. Professional technicians are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to get rid of any insects, rodents, or wildlife that is causing damage or creating a nuisance in and around your home.