Living in a woodsy area has its perks. There is much privacy, and it's primarily cool during the hot summer months. However, one of its most significant downsides is ticks. Ticks are tiny insects that feed on blood to complete their life cycle. Some ticks live anywhere from two months to two years! There are two main types of ticks hard and soft ticks. For the most part, ticks are relatively harmless, but this doesn't mean they are entirely harmless. Some of them can carry diseases such as Lyme disease. To prevent any bites, we recommend spraying your home as necessary.
Ticks wait for host animals from the tips of grasses and shrubs (not from trees). When brushed by a moving animal or person, they quickly let go of the vegetation and climb onto the host. Ticks can only crawl; they cannot fly or jump. Ticks found on the scalp have usually crawled there from the lower parts of the body. Some species of ticks will crawl several feet toward a host. Ticks can be active on winter days when the ground temperatures are about 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
These ticks thrive in hot and dry environments and are most commonly found in the western United States. They live in dens, caves, animal burrows, and broken-down human dwellings beneath floorboards or between walls. Though it is not impossible, you’re not likely to encounter soft ticks in natural vegetation.
We carry the insecticide and the equipment successfully and efficiently repel ticks. Treatment starts with spraying, but it doesn't end there. There are plants and small trees that act like deer repellants. If you can keep deer away, you'll likely keep ticks away. For further information on the type of insecticide we use or to schedule an appointment for a quote, please call or email us.