Once they've invaded your home, it's challenging to get rid of ticks on your own. Croach® provides long-term pest control for homeowners.
Most people associate ticks with camping, but you don't have to bust out a tent and a Coleman lamp to come into contact with them. They can show up a lot closer to home—in your backyard or inside the house itself.
The bites aren't painful, and some people don't feel them. Nevertheless, if you've got a problem with these bloodsuckers, it's essential to move quickly! They carry many diseases, some that can be fatal.
Croach® has solutions. Our pest control service helps you eliminate ticks fast. We're here to help you protect your health, your family's health, and your pets by getting unwanted pests out of your living spaces.
What Do They Look Like?
Ticks are arachnids and are closely related to spiders. They have six legs in their larval stages, but when they grow up, they'll have eight. They have teardrop-shaped bodies.
Your best defense against tick-borne infections is to reduce exposure. Follow tick prevention tips to help protect you and your family this summer.
- Lyme disease
- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
- Southern Tick-Associated Rash Illness
- Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever
- Colorado tick fever
- Powassan encephalitis
- Q fever
The CDC reports that Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness. Lyme disease can cause fevers, rashes, facial paralysis, and arthritis.
Tick Extermination Services Near You
Get a Croach® pest exterminator near:
- Seattle (including Mukilteo, Sumner, Kirkland, Tacoma, Mount Vernon) and Tri-Cities, Washington.
- Spokane, Post Falls, Kooskia, Lewiston, and Boise, Idaho.
- Portland, Beaverton, Oregon.
- Denver, Aurora, Frederick, Colorado.
- Columbia and Greenville, South Carolina.
- Charlotte, North Carolina.
- Salt Lake City, Sandy, Utah.
Where You'll Find Them
Ticks will stick to high grasses, wooded groves, and brushy areas. If your landscape includes any of these features, you must check your pets and family members whenever they spend time outside.
They often enter the home via dogs and cats. If you have a woodpile, they'll come into the house as you bring in your firewood.
Some have adapted to prefer indoor environments! In the spring, they might just climb inside on their own. Sometimes, people see them climbing the walls and window screens.
Once indoors, you can see them just about anywhere. They may settle into the furniture or into bedding where it's easy both to lay eggs and feed regularly.
What to Do If You've Been Bitten
The first sign of Lyme disease is usually an expanding circular rash which starts at the site of the tick bite.
Most tick bites will go away on their own, but it's a good idea to take a picture of the site in case you need a doctor to identify the species later, which could be important in diagnosing tick-borne diseases. If the tick isn't embedded in the bite, it will usually heal on its own.
They have reverse barbs in their mouths, though, and are happy to stay embedded in the skin where they can feed without moving. Head to your nearest doctor to have an embedded tick removed or carefully follow tick removal guidelines from the CDC.
In either case, once it is removed, wash the bite area and your hands with soap and water, then disinfect the site with rubbing alcohol. Apply a topical antibiotic like Neosporin.
Pest Control Services by Croach® Exterminators
Call Croach® to get rid of the spotted lanternfly, ants, carpet beetles, cockroaches, mice and rats, silverfish, wasps and other stinging, biting, crawling, and flying pests. We serve customers in single-family homes, apartments, HOAs, and light commercial buildings.
Getting Rid of Ticks
Once they're in your home, it's challenging to get rid of them on your own.
Our industrial-grade products and proven methods help you interrupt breeding cycles, end infestations, and keep them out of your home for good. We'll inspect your property to find and treat every hotspot.
Our regular pest control services are eco-friendly and effective! If you don't fancy being a blood meal for an 8-legged creepy crawly or allowing your couch to play host to thousands of disgusting egg larvae, contact Croach® Pest Control to schedule tick control services today.