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Detroit Tick Control
Are you sick of Tick infestations in Detroit?
A little hitch hiker hiding on your body and constantly sucking your blood doesn’t bother you, right? Wrong! Anything slightly close to resembling a parasite is a normal cause for anyone to be nervous. If you found out you had hundreds of these blood suckers waiting for a tasty meal from YOUR body, you would immediately call Rove Pest Control, right? Of course you would!
Where Do Ticks Hide?
Ticks hide in a variety of places including tall grasses, weeds, bushes and trees. The foliage around your home is the perfect environment for ticks. They lie in waiting for humans and animals that happen to walk by. Not only are they really gross, but they can be dangerous as well. Ticks carry several diseases including the most notable, Lyme Disease, which causes an array of debilitating problems.
That’s Not All!
Wait, ticks can do more harm than just suck your blood or give you Lyme Disease? Yes, ticks can transmit a large number of diseases with one bite, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, human granulocytic and monocyticehrlichiosis, babesiosis, relapsing fever, Colorado tick fever, tularemia, Query fever, and tick paralysis…just to name a few. Ticks carry a variety of dangerous pathogens that can be easily transferred to you from just one bite. Bug spray may help protect you most of the time, but it’s difficult to remember to apply when you are hanging out in your yard enjoying the warm weather.
Don’t Take the Chance
Ticks are dangerous and it’s not worth taking the chance of having an encounter. Protect yourself, your loved ones and your pets from ticks by calling Rove Pest Control and getting areas around your home treated to prevent ticks.
Facts About Ticks
Like spiders, ticks are also arachnids. Interestingly, adult ticks have eight legs, whereas young ticks only have six legs. Ticks are parasites that feed on blood. They are often found in tall grass and shrubs and attach themselves to passing hosts.
Ticks are great hitchhikers, and physical contact is their only method of transportation. They do not jump or fly, although they may drop from above to fall onto a host. Ticks are more active outdoors in warm weather but can attack a host at any time. As temperatures drop, ticks will become more aggressive to find a host before winter comes. Ticks especially like to live near water, where warm-blooded animals come to drink.
The tick and its array of problems is a close second only to mosquitoes for causing potential diseases in humans. Ticks usually aren’t born carrying diseases, but rather they acquire them during various feedings. One of the most commonly known diseases spread by ticks is Lyme Disease. Early symptoms of Lyme Disease could include fever, headache, fatigue, depression and a circular skin rash. In most cases when treated early enough, the infection and its symptoms are eliminated by antibiotics. Left untreated, future symptoms may include more serious issues including the joints, heart and central nervous system.
Ticks Love Blood
Some ticks can spend most of their life on a single animal, but many others hide within or near the nests or burrows of their hosts when they’re not actively blood feeding. People would rarely encounter these ticks, but sometimes their animal hosts bring the ticks into the home. In other situations, animals such as deer, raccoons, squirrels, voles, or mice may simply bring the tick or ticks into your yard where they will scratch at it causing it to fall off and await the next host which may by your pet or even you!
On with the Repellant
When you see one of these small arachnids crawling on you, your family, your pets, or in your house, remove it and smash it. If you don’t notice the tick right away and it has started to burrow, make sure that proper procedures are followed to remove the tick in its entirety. If not, you may end up leaving the head embedded in the skin. Even when temperatures start to rise, and tick season gets into full swing, make sure to wear clothing that will not allow ticks access to a hidden path up your legs. In addition, applying a good repellant labeled for ticks would be beneficial.
Start the Tick Destruction Count Down
If you are dealing with a consistent case of ticks or don’t want to have to worry about keeping tabs on their population, call a Rove Tick Specialist to provide you with a custom solution for your tick concerns. Your customized solution will address ticks in all life stages as well as the source that’s introducing them around your home. Don’t be a blood donor for ticks, call Rove Pest Control today!
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