If you thought the worst thing you could experience with having pets that bring pests inside is fleas, you should know that ticks can be an even bigger nuisance. You and your family are at risk of some diseases that can be contracted from a tick bite, including Lyme disease, Colorado tick fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, and ehrlichiosis. In addition, if a tick is improperly removed once attached, other health problems can result as the bloodstream is adversely affected. In addition, the bite of some ticks can be intensely painful and leave you with discomfort for several days.
The best way to protect your family and pets is with regular tick control services. This is generally a component of lawn spraying services that addresses other pests at the same time, making it a valuable and economical service overall. Ticks are much like fleas in that once they get established, they can be challenging to eradicate.
Ticks have four life stages – egg, six-legged larva, eight-legged nymph, and adult. Other than the egg stage, they utilize blood to advance to the next stage and then to breed. The female can produce several thousand eggs, so it is easy to see how even one tick on your pet can quickly become a widespread problem.
If you would like to know more about tick control and other lawn spraying benefits, give us a call at The Other Side Lawn & Ornamental Pest Control Inc. We offer quality tick control solutions to keep you, your pets, and your family safe from the potential problems that ticks can cause. Call today to learn more!