Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Managing Tick Problems

Ticks are tiny, blood-sucking pests found all over the United States. These parasites attach to their host through physical contact and insert their feeding tube directly into the skin to suck blood from the host. A variety of ticks exists and can cause harm to the host, especially if the host is ill or old. Seed ticks will also attack cattle and horses or other animals. If a tick attaches to a human on the head or leg, it can be hard to find and remove once attached to the host. 

Ticks can transmit all kinds of diseases from one host to the next, including illnesses such as Q fever, babesiosis, Lyme disease and Colorado tick fever. Some of these cause severe health problems and can be fatal. It's important to wear protective clothing to prevent contact with ticks. Additionally, it's a good idea to always use repellent spray when you are outdoors in tick-infested areas. 

When ticks are fed, they become engorged and can reach about one centimeter in size. Even though ticks are found all over the world, they usually live in small crevices or areas with overgrown grass. Often, ticks are found in forested regions near areas of water because this is where they know their hosts will gather to drink water. People worried about ticks or concerned about how to get rid of them should avoid being around wooded areas unless they have applied protection with a tick repellent spray. 

Mosquitos are another tiny pest that can be harmful to your health. In most cases mosquitos are just an annoying and unwelcome guest at family barbeques. However, they have also been known to spread diseases such as Malaria and the West Nile Virus. Therefore, it is important to take the proper precautions to protect against them as well. 

A professional pest management company like Mosquito Squad can offer tick and mosquito treatment to get rid of these bug infestations. With a professional pest management company, the homeowner gets the treatment needed to resolve the problem quickly. The best thing about using an experienced pest control company is that they have the expertise and knowledge to do things right from the start. 

Once notified of a tick problem, a pest control company will guarantee a solution in a timely fashion. A qualified pest control company can eliminate ticks in a humane manner and safely without having to leave dangerous traps or poisons around your home.
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1 comment:

  1. The kids gave our new puppies a bath yesterday using shampoo that will keep the puppies' furs free from flea etc... I love how the kids are enjoying their vacation taking care of pets. Enjoy your break Khai and Betchai! I am enjoying your photos on fb: ) take care, love yah! :)