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Fighting tick problems ticks are more than a nuisance, but hopper environmental services can help


Published on you think that you have a tick problem, getting help may be your best idea. While getting rid of ticks can be a time consuming process if you do it on your own pest control experts have the knowledge & expertise to be able to get rid of ticks in a timely manner

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Fighting tick problems ticks are more than a nuisance, but hopper environmental services can help

  1. 1. * Tick Problems Ticks Are More than a Nuisance, but Hopper Environmental Services Can Help
  2. 2. The US plays host to more than 80different species of ticks. No matterwhat kinds of ticks you’re dealingwith, you can get some terriblebacterial and viral health conditions asthe result of a single bite.Lyme disease and encephalitis areamong these. Dealing with the problemimmediately is a must. *
  3. 3. If you are bitten by a tick, you’ll typically only notice an insect bite that itches, but it could become more severe than that, and you could end up with a serious illness on your hands. Even your pets can become infested with ticks, and that could cause both anemia and weight loss.*
  4. 4. There may be 80 different species of ticks in the U.S., but there are three common ticks that cause problems. The deer tick, or the black legged tick, is very common and can cause Lyme disease. American dog ticks are also in the list of the top 3. They can cause Rocky Mountain spotted fever. While brown dog tick. While they can’t transmit health conditions to humans, they can transmit them among dogs.*
  5. 5. * Eating: Ticks only consume the blood of warm blooded animals like our pets and us. Females eat slower than males do. In fact, they can gorge themselves on one host for days. Once a female is engorged, she will lay her eggs, then die. Ticks, though, can have a long lifespan if they stay hungry. In fact, they can live up to two years between meals. *
  6. 6. * Habitats: Ticks love to hide. Grassy and wooded areas are great for most ticks. The brown dog tick, though, is the exception. They’re found exclusively inside, and they can hide in your furniture, behind your baseboards, or under the edge of your rugs.* Mating: Depending on the type of tick you have a problem with, mating actually usually occurs on the host. Many types of male ticks must eat before they mate. With deer ticks, though, this isn’t always the case. *
  7. 7. Ticks appear as the weather warms up. Adult deerticks can stand relatively cold temperatures.Anything above 40 degrees is fine for them. If yoususpect ticks may be a problem in your area, it’sbest to start preventing problems as the weatherturns to spring. *
  8. 8. While it’s best to consult a professional, there are a few things you can do on your own to deal with a tick problem. First, treat your pets. Talk to your vet about the best preventative medication on the market. When you head out to tick infested areas, be sure to wear repellant. Put it on your clothes and on your shoes. Finally, be sure you mow on a regular basis, and thin the vegetation closest to your property.*
  9. 9. • Check your pets for ticks before you bring them in the house. • If you notice a tick on your children, your pet, or you, remove it with tweezers, grabbing the part where the tick’s mouth has entered the skin. • If you plan to head into tick-infested territory, tuck your shirt inside your pants. Be sure to tuck your pants inside your boots as well. • While you’re out, avoid sitting on the ground as much as possible.*
  10. 10. You’ll certainly want to bring in the professionals assoon as possible. Don’t even bother with those do-it-yourself products in the hardware store.If, however, you want effective treatment, be sure tocatch them in the right season. Your pest controlprofessional can help you learn more. *
  11. 11. If you think that you have a tickproblem, getting help may be your bestidea. Getting rid of ticks can be a timeconsuming, and expensive, process if youdo it on your own. Experts have theequipment and experience to be able toget rid of the pests in a fairly quickmanner. *