TICK CONTROL
COLUMBUS OHIO

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How We Treat for Ticks

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Fogging for Ticks

We treat monthly (3-4 weeks) to control the population (not total eradication) around your exterior living spaces, foliage, shaded areas, under decks and around patios. You will often see a decrease within one service, but sometimes it can take 2 services. Most customers notice a night and day difference, but there will never be zero ticks in your yard. Treatments must be applied on a monthly basis to be effective.

The Stages of Tick Infestation in Ohio

As nature enthusiasts, outdoor adventurers, or even concerned pet owners, it's crucial to be aware of the potential dangers lurking in the wilderness. In Ohio, one of these tiny yet formidable foes is the tick. These bloodsucking parasites are not only a nuisance but can also transmit diseases. In this blog post, we will explore the stages of tick infestation in Ohio, shedding light on the risks and emphasizing the importance of prevention.

Ticks have a life cycle that consists of several stages, and it all begins with the quest for a blood meal. In this stage, ticks actively seek a suitable host. They do not fly or jump; instead, they rely on their incredible sensory organs to detect vibrations, body heat, and the carbon dioxide exhaled by animals, including humans. Questing ticks perch on the tips of grasses, shrubs, or leaf litter, with their legs outstretched, patiently waiting for a passing host to latch onto.

Once a host brushes against the questing tick, it immediately grasps onto the host’s skin. Ticks prefer warm and moist areas such as the armpits, groin, scalp, or behind the ears. They use their specialized mouthparts to pierce the skin and begin feeding on the host’s blood. At this stage, the tick is in its nymph or adult stage, and it will remain attached for several days, slowly engorging itself.

As the tick feeds, it injects a mixture of saliva into the host’s bloodstream to prevent blood clotting and suppress the host’s immune response. If the tick is infected with any disease-causing pathogens, such as Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain spotted fever, they may be transmitted to the host during this stage. The tick will continue to feed until it becomes engorged with blood, expanding several times in size.

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Understanding Ticks and Pets

Our beloved pets are not immune to the dangers of tick infestations. As responsible pet owners, it’s essential to be well-informed about these bloodsucking parasites, their impact on our furry companions, and effective preventive measures. In this blog post, we will delve into the world of ticks and pets, exploring the risks they pose and providing valuable tips to keep our four-legged friends safe and tick-free.

The Risks of Tick Infestations for Pets:

Ticks are more than just a nuisance for our pets; they can transmit a variety of diseases, some of which can have severe health consequences. Common tick-borne diseases in pets include:

  1. Lyme Disease: Transmitted by the black-legged tick, Lyme disease can cause joint pain, lameness, fatigue, and fever in dogs. If left untreated, it can lead to more serious conditions such as kidney problems.

  2. Ehrlichiosis: Carried by the brown dog tick, ehrlichiosis affects both dogs and cats. Symptoms include fever, lethargy, loss of appetite, and bleeding disorders. In severe cases, it can damage the immune system and vital organs.

  3. Anaplasmosis: This disease, transmitted by the black-legged tick, can cause fever, joint pain, lethargy, and decreased appetite in dogs. In rare cases, it can lead to more severe complications like kidney or neurological disorders.

  4. Babesiosis: Typically transmitted by the brown dog tick, babesiosis affects dogs, causing symptoms such as anemia, fever, and weakness. It can be a life-threatening condition, particularly for puppies or dogs with weakened immune systems.

Why Choose Us

When it comes to safeguarding your home and family from the threat of ticks, proactive measures are essential. While DIY methods can help control tick populations to some extent, enlisting the expertise of professional pest control services can provide numerous benefits. On this website, we will explore the advantages of choosing pest control to treat for ticks around your home, ensuring a safe and tick-free environment for you and your loved ones.

In Conclusion, choosing professional pest control to treat for ticks around your home offers several advantages over DIY methods. The expertise of pest control technicians, their targeted approach, safe treatment methods, and adherence to Integrated Pest Management practices all contribute to effective tick control. By entrusting the task to professionals, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that your home and family are protected from the dangers and nuisances associated with ticks.

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