I think we can all agree on something- ticks are terrible. When it comes to the world of pests, ticks definitely top the list as one of the worst to come across or have to deal with. If you or someone you know has ever had a tick, you know what we are talking about. Ticks are not only gross, but can pose a serious health threat to you and your family. Tick control in southwest Idaho should be considered, so you can be assured that your family is safe. Here is what you need to know about ticks and why a professional tick control solution should be considered in southwest Idaho.
Ticks are a parasitic pest. This means that they require a host to live. Ticks will feed on the blood of their host by attaching to it by their mouth. Common hosts for ticks include wildlife such as deer, mice, raccoons, or rabbits. But that isn’t all. Dogs can very easily pick up ticks while running around, and ticks will attach to a human host just as easily.
There are several different kinds of ticks found in southwest Idaho. Common tick species found here include wood ticks and deer ticks. Ticks are not killed by cold weather, and can be active at all times of the year. Unfortunately, ticks are not just a nuisance. They are well known to carry dangerous diseases. Lyme disease, a disease well-known to be transmitted by ticks, can come with serious symptoms such as severe headaches, rashes, and facial paralysis. Lyme disease can also transmit a lifelong allergy to red meat.
With warmer weather heading our way, many of us will go out and enjoy the beautiful nature we have in Idaho. Quick and easy tick prevention involves wearing long clothing that covers unprotected skin. Ticks do not jump or fly. This means that they need physical contact to attach to a host. Insect repellents containing DEET can also offer a helpful preventative measure.
Dogs often get ticks while outside and bring them inside the home. If you go camping or hiking with your furry friend, inspect them afterward to make sure they didn’t pick up an unwanted hitchhiker.
Ticks thrive in areas with plenty of foliage. Yards or agricultural properties offer an ideal situation for tick infestations. If you have noticed this on your property, it may be necessary to get professional tick control in southwest Idaho. Get Lost Pest Control‘s tick control treatment offers up to 3 months of control. Make sure you can have a fun, safe, tick-free summer by contacting Get Lost Pest Control today. Your specialists for tick control in southwest Idaho.