Ticks are tiny arachnids that can pose a significant threat to both human and animal health. These blood-feeding parasites are not only a nuisance but can also transmit diseases. While some homeowners may attempt to tackle tick infestations on their own, hiring an exterminator is the safest and most effective way to address such pests.
Learn more about the potential dangers of ticks and why you need a professional exterminator to get rid of them.
Ticks are small, wingless parasites that thrive in wooded areas, tall grass, and other environments. They feed on the blood of mammals, birds, and sometimes reptiles. Ticks are commonly found in regions with high humidity, as they require moisture to survive and reproduce. These pests have the ability to latch onto their hosts, using the hooks in their mouths to pierce skin and feed on blood.
The Dangers of Ticks
Ticks are not just annoying to have around, but they can also carry and transmit a variety of diseases to their hosts. A common tick-borne illness is Lyme disease, which is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Symptoms of Lyme disease can range from mild to severe and may include joint pain, fever, fatigue, and a bull’s-eye rash. If left untreated, Lyme disease can lead to serious health complications.
Rocky Mountain spotted fever is another tick-borne disease that can be transmitted through the bite of an infected tick. This illness can cause symptoms, such as a fever, headache, and rash. If the disease is not promptly treated, it can lead to organ damage and death. Other tick-borne diseases include anaplasmosis, babesiosis, and ehrlichiosis, which come with an array of symptoms and potential complications.
Hire a Professional Exterminator
There are tick control products in stores that may seem like a cost-effective solution, but they often fall short of effectively managing a tick infestation. As detailed below, professional exterminators bring several advantages to the table.
Experienced exterminators are well-versed in tick behavior, biology, and habitats. They can accurately identify the species of ticks that are present, and then implement targeted treatment strategies.
Professional exterminators use safe and approved pesticides and application methods. They are trained to minimize the risk to humans, pets, and the environment during the process of exterminating ticks.
Rather than relying on an approach that treats one area, professionals assess the extent of the infestation and develop a customized plan. This may include treating both indoor and outdoor areas, as well as recommending ongoing preventive measures. Professionals know how to safely remove ticks from your skin and can also eliminate ticks hiding in your home or yard.
Monitoring and Follow-Up
Exterminators can provide follow-up inspections to ensure that the tick infestation has been successfully eradicated. If the first treatment has left any ticks behind, your home can be treated again. The exterminators will make sure the pests are thoroughly gone.
If you are ready to protect your loved ones from tick-borne diseases, investing in professional tick control services is a step in the right direction. Do not allow ticks to harm your health. Ticks are not to be underestimated, as their presence puts the well-being of your family and pets at risk. A persistent or high-risk infestation of ticks requires the expertise of a professional exterminator if you want them gone.
Contact Highland Pest Control, Inc., today for a thorough assessment of your property. We can find the areas where ticks have infiltrated and use advanced techniques and tools to ensure these pests are removed from your property. We want to ensure you and your family are safe.