Tick Control in South Dayton OH
TICKS. CARRIERS OF LYME.
Like mosquitoes, ticks are vectors, or transmitters of disease. Though extremely serious, mosquito-borne disease affects only a few thousand individuals in the US each year, while tick-borne disease afflicts tens of thousands.
Unlike mosquitoes, ticks do not grab a blood meal and go on their way. Ticks have beak-like projections that plunge into the skin of their host. Depending on its type, a tick may feed on the host’s blood for hours, days or even weeks. To reduce the risk of getting a tick on your property, you can utilize our professional tick control services.
Mosquito Squad offers regular barrier protection sprays to repel ticks and other outdoor pests. Under an hour for application and curing, a single professional grade treatment will protect your family from potentially dangerous ticks for up to 21 Days. We offer a variety of packages for your specific needs and we back each treatment with our no hassle, money back guarantee.
Mosquito Squad tick tubes control tick populations by relying upon the natural nesting instincts of mice. Most ticks get their first blood meals from mice. Tick tubes contain cotton that has been treated with an EPA registered insecticide designed specifically to eliminate tick populations. After introducing the tick tubes into the mice natural environment, the mice begin to collect the treated cotton for bedding materials. The mice then deliver it directly to their nest. And the insecticide gets on the mice fur turning them into mobile tick exterminators.
A HIDDEN DANGER
Named after the town in Connecticut in which it was first found, Lyme disease is the most prevalent tick-borne disease in the United States, being diagnosed in all states except Hawaii. There are nearly 30,000 cases reported by the Centers for Disease Control each year. If caught early, Lyme disease responds well to a variety of antibiotics. Unfortunately, Lyme is not the easiest disease to diagnose. The telltale bull’s eye rash is only one of the many symptoms of Lyme, which also includes fever, fatigue and joint pain.
Although it does affect humans, ehrlichiosis is most commonly found in deer and dogs. The bacteria kills white blood cells causing headaches, fatigue and aches. Luckily, ehrlichiosis is treated with a series of antibiotics.