Professional Pest Control for Fleas and Ticks
Due to the increasing number of ticks and fleas that have been found to be resistant to traditional treatment methods, their populations in Tennessee are rapidly expanding. This unpleasant reality causes many homeowners to share their residences with problematic visitors. Fortunately, Midstate Termite and Pest Control are here to help with industry-leading pest control for fleas and ticks.
What Are Ticks?
Ticks are small arthropods that belong to the class Arachnida, which also includes spiders. Ticks are ectothermic, which means that their body temperature is regulated by the environment. They are known to feed on the blood of humans and animals and have a number of adaptations that enable them to do this efficiently, including specialized mouthparts that they use to pierce the skin of their hosts.
Common Types of Ticks
There are several different types of ticks that can be found in Tennessee, including the American dog tick, the black-legged tick (also known as the deer tick), the lone star tick, and the brown dog tick. These ticks may vary in color and size.
Risks Associated With Ticks
Ticks can pose a number of risks to humans and animals. One of the main risks associated with ticks is the transmission of disease. Ticks can transmit diseases through their bites, including Lyme disease and other harmful conditions. These diseases can cause a range of symptoms and may become life-threatening.
In addition to the risk of disease, ticks can also cause skin irritation and inflammation at the site of the bite. Some people may even experience an allergic reaction. Ticks have also been known to cause anemia in animals if they bite and feed for a long period of time.
Our Flea and Tick Pest Control Process
Our pest control services are designed to encompass all the necessary steps for successfully removing unwanted pests from your home. We begin by assessing your home to detect the source and the type of infestation. We then treat your home with appropriate pest control materials.
Once our initial service is completed, we will provide you with a detailed report of our pest control solution and we will remain available to you should you have any further issues. Our hands-on team ensures thorough communication, responding to questions, concerns, or emergencies whenever we are needed.
Tick Prevention Tips
To avoid a tick infestation, it is imperative to practice tick prevention methods, such as:
- Treating your yard, home, and pets with tick-prevention products
- Keep your yard clean
- Eliminate other pests from your property
- Check your clothes and pets thoroughly for ticks when entering your home
- Stay in the middle of a trail when walking or hiking outdoors
- Plant tick-repellent plants outdoors
Where Are Ticks Typically Found?
Ticks can be found in forests, grasslands, urban areas, and even your backyard. Ticks are often found in tall grasses and bushes, where they can easily come into contact with humans and animals as they pass by. Ticks can also be found in areas where there are a lot of birds and small mammals, as these animals can carry ticks and help to spread them to new areas.
How Are Ticks Harmful to Your Pets?
Ticks can be harmful to pets as they can transmit diseases, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted fever, ehrlichiosis, anaplasmosis, and more. These diseases can cause a range of symptoms, such as fever, lethargy, loss of appetite, joint pain, and difficulty breathing. In severe causes, ticks may case death in pets.
Are Fleas and Ticks Only Prominent in the Summer Months?
While fleas and ticks are generally more prominent in warmer environments, they may still be apparent during the cooler months. Tennessee is mild enough in the winter that these pests may still pose a threat. They may also take residence within your home to be shielded from the cold. Therefore, these pests are a risk all year.
How Do You Get Ticks?
Ticks will attach themselves to clothing, pet fur, or other pests to enter your home. If you are experiencing a tick infestation, it may indicate that another animal is living in close proximity to your home.
Trust the Pest Control Experts
Midstate Termite and Pest Control are here to help you solve your flea and tick infestation problems. Our team of experienced professionals is equipped with the knowledge and tools to effectively get rid of these pests promptly and effectively. Our team is dedicated to providing excellent customer service and ensuring your infestation is taken care of so you can go back to living comfortably.
Industry-leading Pest Control Services
Midstate Termite and Pest Control are Cookeville, Tennessee’s trusted provider of pest control services. We handle a range of pests, such as fleas, ticks, termites, rodents, and beyond, with a variety of exceptional services, including inspections, treatments, and prevention plans, to ensure that your home remains free of unwanted guests.
Contact Midstate Termite and Pest Control
If you are faced with a flea or tick infestation or any other pest control issue, Midstate Termite and Pest Control are here to rectify the situation with expert services that restore your peace of mind and reclaim your home. Contact our team of industry-leading professionals for pest control help today!