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How To Prevent A Tick Infestation

May 11, 2023 - Ticks

Author - Tom Miche

brown dog tick

Ticks are some of the worst types of pests that people have to deal with during the summer. These pests are actually a type of arachnid that only eats human and animal blood. If you have these bothersome pests in your yard, you could be jeopardizing your health and your family. 

At Miche Pest Control, our main goal is to keep people and animals safe. We provide a wide range of pest control designed to help eliminate and prevent pests from invading your yard. Here is a look at some of the best ways to prevent ticks from coming onto your property. 

How Common Ticks Get around

Ticks are incredibly small. Different species can vary in size, but on average, an adult tick is about the size of an apple seed. Their small legs allow them to crawl at a moderate speed, but they can't jump or fly. They spend most of their time on the ground. If you find a tick on your body, it most likely crawled onto your feet and continued to creep upward until it found a good place to bite you.

While they aren't able to crawl too fast, some ticks can travel several miles in a day. This usually happens when it attaches itself to a person or animal and hitches a ride to a new location. When a tick is finished feeding on your blood, it will detach itself from your body, and by the time it drops back down to the ground, it could be miles away from its original location.

Ticks Are Known To Spread Many Dangerous Diseases

Ticks spend their entire lives feeding on animals' blood. If they drink blood infected with a disease or virus, they will become infected with the same illness. If the infected tick bites you, it could cause you to become infected with the same disease. Some of the different types of illnesses that you can catch from a tick bite include:

  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Tularemia
  • Tick paralysis
  • Ehrlichiosis
  • B. miyamotoi disease

Both people and pests can catch these dangerous diseases. Because ticks are able to hide under the fur of your pet, ticks can usually stay attached to your pet for an extended period of time, which could cause your dog or cat to become anemic. 

One of the most common tick-borne illnesses is Lyme disease. However, only the deer tick can transmit this disease. 

How To Naturally Make Your Property Less Appealing To Ticks

Ticks are more likely to come into your yard if they can find a safe place to hide. Keeping your grass cut short and keeping your yard well maintained; you will be less likely to see ticks around your property. Also, it is a good idea to use a flea and tick preventative treatment on your pets all year long. 

Professional Pest Control Is The Best Tick Control

Because they are so incredibly small, it can be extremely difficult to get rid of ticks on your own. You could have thousands of ticks in your yard right now and not even know it. 

If you want to keep ticks out of your yard all year, the best way is to have your yard regularly treated by a professional. At Miche Pest Control, we know where the ticks will most likely hide in your yard. We will treat your entire yard while paying special attention to the hot spots. Our multi-stop tick control solutions allow us to quickly eradicate the ticks and ensure they stay away for good. Give us a call today to get your free quote. 

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