Tick Pest Control and Tick Extermination in Bloomington and Columbus, IN
Ticks are arachnids, which puts them in the same class as spiders and other creepy-crawlies. These parasites are usually very small, barely bigger than the head of a pin, and they feed entirely on blood to grow and reproduce. Southern Indiana is home to approximately 15 types of ticks, including four species that have been documented to carry disease: deer ticks, American dog ticks, brown dog ticks, and lone star ticks. Ticks are well-known bloodsucking external parasites of humans, pets, livestock, and wild animals.
Despite the commonality of ticks, they can pose a serious health risk to their host, especially to humans. Ticks can carry and spread a number of diseases, including spotted fever, tularemia, and Lyme disease. Lyme disease is an infectious disease that can become fatal if not treated, and can sometimes be difficult to detect and treat. For this reason, it is recommended that, when entering an area that is likely a tick habitat, wear appropriate clothing and use repellent.
Ticks are usually found in habitats that support large numbers of hosts, such as mammals and ground-dwelling birds. An adult female may lay over 6,000 eggs in her lifetime, and prefers to lay them in grassy areas where their offspring will likely find a suitable host. During an outdoor tick pest control inspection, YES Pest Pros pest control experts will pay special attention to lawns, shrubbery and crawl spaces under buildings to find where ticks may be making their homes.
YES Pest Pros pest control experts have years of experience in tick management and pest control, and are ready to help get tick infestations under control. Outdoors, areas that may be tick habitats will be treated thoroughly with products specially designed to kill ticks and prevent infestation of fleas, ticks, ants and other pests.
Since ticks can breed quite quickly, if they make it indoors, give us a call right away. We will help rid your home of ticks and larvae, and we’ll offer solutions to keep them from returning.