Tick Pest Control and Treatment

The Cause of Ticks

Ticks in your yard are commonly caused by factors such as wildlife and host animals like deer, rodents, and pets that transport ticks into the area. Dense vegetation, tall grasses, and leaf litter provide ideal conditions and hiding spots for ticks, while shaded and moist areas help them survive by maintaining necessary humidity levels. Proximity to woods or fields also increases the likelihood of tick infestations. Managing these elements through regular lawn maintenance, debris removal, and effective pest control measures can help reduce tick populations in your yard.

The Serious Dangers of Ticks

While a tick bite might appear harmless to some, if the tick is carrying Lyme disease, it can have lifelong health consequences. The long-term implications of Lyme disease can have widespread and often debilitating effects on the entire body if not adequately treated. Neurological complications may include cognitive decline, memory issues, severe headaches, and facial palsy. Chronic joint inflammation, especially Lyme arthritis, can lead to persistent pain and mobility issues. Additionally, cardiac issues such as Lyme carditis can cause irregular heartbeats and, in severe cases, life-threatening complications. As research continues, we are beginning to understand that the long-term effects of Lyme disease are extensive, affecting various systems throughout the body.

If You Were Bitten by a Tick, There Are Some Important Steps to Take to Prevent Lyme Disease

If you are bitten by a tick, the first step is to carefully remove the tick using tweezers, then place it in a bag and send it to a laboratory for analysis. TickCheck.com is one such service that tests ticks for pathogens, including the bacteria responsible for Lyme disease. Quickly sending the tick for DNA testing allows for rapid results, helping you understand potential exposures to dangerous diseases such as Lyme disease. Simultaneously, it is recommended to visit an urgent care physician to check for signs of Lyme disease from the tick bite. If the tick was indeed carrying Lyme disease, a prescription for the antibiotic doxycycline can be issued immediately to help prevent the disease from developing.

How To Keep Ticks Away

Treatment for ticks employs a comprehensive approach that integrates various strategies to effectively manage tick populations. This begins by modifying your environment to make it less appealing to ticks and deter them from entering your yard. Landscaping recommendations may be introduced to reduce tick habitats by mowing lawns and removing leaf litter. Chemical controls include the targeted application of chemical treatments, such as granular or liquid solutions, to establish a tick barrier around your property. They also implement exclusion techniques to keep wildlife away from your property, lessening the chances of ticks making it to your home

100% Ticks Be Gone Promise

Sloan upholds its 100% “Ticks Be Gone” promise, underscoring the reliability and personal accountability to keep your home and family safe. This commitment includes personalized service, prompt responses, and a guarantee that if ticks return, Sloan will come back to address the issue at no extra cost.

Schedule a Free Property Inspection

Sloan offers a free, no-obligation inspection. This initial step will help develop a customized strategy that not only targets the elimination of ticks but also ensures lasting prevention, so that you don’t encounter a bite.