Are Ticks Dangerous?
Ticks are dangerous pests responsible for spreading Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, babesiosis, anaplasmosis, and more. Several of these diseases, including Lyme, are essential to catch early, or else they could have long-term health effects. If bitten by a tick, it can be helpful to save the tick in a sealed container in case you are experiencing symptoms. Having the pest can help medical professionals to test for diseases.
Why Do I Have a Tick Problem?
Ticks are not likely to infest your home. However, they can be carried inside if a rodent or wildlife infestation happens. But if you are finding a lot of ticks in your home, you, a pet, or rodent could be picking them up in your yard and bringing them indoors. If woods or tall grass surround your home, this could be why you are seeing high tick populations on your property. Wildlife can also bring ticks into the yard.
Where Will I Find Ticks?
For the most part, ticks will be a problem in your yard, where you'll find them in tall grass, thick foliage, leaf piles, firewood, and other debris.
How Do I Get Rid of Ticks?
If you are dealing with large populations of ticks on your New York or New Jersey property, you should contact us at BHB Pest Elimination. As a family-owned and operated business, we understand the importance of keeping dangerous pests away from your family. Our specialty tick control services can help remove these unwanted pests from your yard. Find out more about how we can assist with ticks and other pests by calling us at BHB Pest Elimination.
How Can I Prevent Ticks in the Future?
- Install fencing around your yard.
- Animal-proof gardens and remove bird feeders and make sure you cannot easily knock over garbage cans.
- Remove organic debris like leaf piles and excess foliage to reduce harborage areas and moisture buildup.
- Use outdoor lights to deter nocturnal wildlife.
- Ensure there are no entry points for wildlife to get into your home.
- Keep your lawn trimmed short
For more prevention methods and assistance with ticks, contact us at BHB Pest Elimination.