Contact us if you need effective tick control services.
Ticks are tiny arachnids that live on the blood of others, including mammals and birds, as well as amphibians and reptiles. They are parasites that can transmit a number of diseases, including Lyme disease, relapsing fever, tularemia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, anaplasmosis, and ehrlichiosis. Ticks tend to live in wooded, brushy areas, although they can be brought to a residential property by someone who is out in the woods hiking or exploring. A tick will attach itself to the body of its host, and oftentimes people don’t realize this has occurred. Ticks may attach and bury themselves into the groin, under the arms, inside the ears, behind the knees, inside the belly button, or within the hair of a human. They can also attach themselves to other mammals, such as your pets or wildlife that comes onto your property.
If you become a host to even one tick, it can become an infestation quickly, as these pests reproduce by laying lots of eggs. At Canady’s Termite & Pest Control, we provide tick control services to prevent this problem from impacting the health and safety of your home or yard. Signs of a tick infestation include a large number of ticks that have attached themselves to you, your family members, or your pets, as well as health symptoms associated with tick-borne illnesses.
Dealing with ticks at your Fayetteville, North Carolina property is something you don’t have to face alone. Contact us at Canady’s Termite & Pest Control to provide effective tick control services that will protect your loved ones.
FAQs About Tick Control
At Canady’s Termite & Pest Control, we understand that some pests are more worrisome than others, but a tick problem is high on the list of ones you shouldn’t delay dealing with. If you have never dealt with ticks because you don’t live in an area where ticks are plentiful, you may have several questions about tick control. Here are a few common questions, but feel free to reach out if you have others:
Will my dog or cat bring ticks into my home?
Having a pet that goes outdoors is one of the most common ways to end up with ticks in your Fayetteville, North Carolina home. For the health of your pet and to prevent ticks, we recommend talking to your vet about tick control for your dog or cat. It is also a good idea to walk your pet on a leash to keep them from running through high grass and other tick habitats.
Are there different kinds of ticks?
Yes, there are roughly 700 hard tick (Ixodidae) species and 200 soft tick (Argasidae) species throughout the world. Thankfully, there aren’t that many that are common to our state. Most of the ticks found in our area are American dog ticks (Dermacentor Variabilis), but they are still dangerous as they can transmit Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, ehrlichiosis, tick paralysis, and anaplasma. We do also have the lone star tick (Amblyomma Americanum), black-legged tick (Ixodes scapularis), and brown dog tick (Rhipicephalus sanguineous) in our area.
How can I protect my home against ticks?
To be proactive in avoiding the need for tick control in your home, we recommend using an insect repellent when camping or walking in a potentially tick-infested area. Also, check for ticks carefully before entering your home. The sooner you remove a tick, the better as it decreases the chance a disease will have been transmitted.