HOW TO GET RID OF TICKS
Ticks are small, blood-sucking insects that can be found in every state in the US, including Alaska and Hawaii. These pests are particularly dangerous, as 10 species of ticks found in this country can cause disease in both humans and pets. If you have a tick infestation, you’ll need to look into a tick exterminator in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, or the Eastern Shore of Maryland, like Viking Pest Control right away, as they breed quickly and pose a threat to your family.
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How to Identify Tick Infestations
A tick infestation occurs when you or a pet brings several ticks from outside into your home. If you live near wooded and brushy areas, you have a greater chance of bringing a tick home, especially during the warm weather.
Ticks wait outside in trees and bushes and drop down onto a person or animal, bury their head into their skin, and feed off their blood. A tick may catch a ride on your clothing and make its way into your home. An infestation begins when a rick reproduces there. They may lay their eggs near baseboards, windows, doors, furniture, and edges of rugs and curtains.
If you notice that you, your family members, and your pets are attracting a significant number of ticks on your skin, you might have a tick infestation.
Disease Transmitted by Ticks
There are a number of diseases that can be transmitted to humans and animals through tick bites. The most famous disease is Lyme disease, which can cause lifelong problems. If you or a family member has a tick bite, contact your doctor if you notice the following symptoms:
- Body aches
If you suspect your home has a tick infestation, you’ll need to call a trained professional right away to help you with tick removal. Your local tick control experts at Viking Pest Control will identify and remove adult ticks, along with tick eggs. They will also help you identify and clear brush around your home where ticks may live and get tracked inside.
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