Tick Control Services In Washington DC
Miche Pest Control is a family owned and operated pest control company that provides high-quality residential and commercial tick control services in Washington DC and the surrounding areas. Our expert tick exterminators get rid of ticks from homes and businesses fast, and use preventative treatments to keep the ticks from coming back after they've been eliminated. Miche Pest Control has a 4.9 star rating and over 1,000 reviews online - give us a call today!
Tick Control & Prevention in Washington DC
Ticks are covered under our Tick, Flea & Mosquito Control program, which most of our customers have done monthly, between March and October. Since ticks and fleas are active year round, we recommend having this service done year round. This service includes fogging any bushes, trees, shrubbery, and grassy areas of your yard, as well as under any raised decks, patios, or sheds. Using a combination of various high-quality products, our technicians will get rid of any adult ticks and their larvae that may be on your property.
What Do Ticks Look Like?
There are various types of ticks found in the Washington DC area. Here are some characteristics of each that you can use to help identify what kind of tick you may have:
- Deer Ticks: Flat, oval-shaped bodies, orange-brown in color, 8 darker colored legs, 1/8” in length
- American Dog Ticks: Flat, oval-shaped bodies, brown/white/gray markings, 6 legs as larvae but 8 legs as adults, from 1/5” to 3/5” in length
- Brown Dog Ticks: Flat, oval-shaped bodies, brown in color but may appear a grayish-blue when engorged with blood, 6 legs as larvae but 8 legs as adults, 1/8” to 1/2” in length
Where Should I Check for Ticks?
Deer ticks and American dog ticks can usually be found hiding in grass and shrubbery, waiting for a larger host to pass by. American and brown dog ticks thrive in areas where humans live, but brown dog ticks are the only tick that can survive their entire lives indoors. As their names suggest, American and brown dog ticks most commonly prefer to feed on dogs as their hosts.
What Are Some Signs that I Have Ticks?
The most obvious sign that you have ticks is, of course, if you see them. If you have pets, especially ones that are often outdoors, you should check them regularly for ticks by combing through their fur, looking for any small black spots or dried blood.
Are Ticks Dangerous?
Ticks are known to carry various diseases that can be fatal to both humans and pets. Some of these diseases include Lyme disease, human babesiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and canine Babesia. If you, your family, or your pet has been bitten by a tick, you should seek medical attention immediately to have the tick safely removed.
How Do I Get Rid of Ticks?
The quickest and most effective way to rid your yard of ticks is to call a pest control expert. Our technicians are highly trained in tick extermination and the best practices for ensuring that they do not return. Without the help of a professional, it is likely that ticks may return to your home despite your best efforts to exterminate them.
How Can I Prevent Ticks from Coming Back?
The best way to prevent ticks from returning after getting rid of them is to enroll in our monthly Tick, Flea & Mosquito Control program. Since ticks are active year round, once we’ve gotten the ticks under control during your initial treatment, we recommend ongoing monthly treatments of your yard to prevent the resurgence of any tick populations. We have both seasonal and year round options for our tick control services.
Why Should I Continue to Treat My Yard for Ticks?
There are many reasons you should continue preventative treatment for ticks around your home, with the most important reason is reducing the risk of contracting Lyme disease. It is estimated that around 476,000 Americans each year are diagnosed with and treated for Lyme disease. Continuous preventative treatments for ticks are the best way to keep you, your family, and your pets safe from the bacteria and diseases that ticks are known to carry.
Let Us Help!
Miche Pest Control offers safe and effective treatment plans in the Washington DC area, specifically designed to target and remove dangerous ticks from your yard. Give us a call today at (844) 211-7378 to schedule your initial tick, flea & mosquito control service and get those ticks under control!
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The District of Columbia is not a part of any U.S. state. The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River near the country's Atlantic Coast. The City of Washington was founded in 1791 to serve as the national capital. In 1801, the land, formerly part of Maryland and Virginia (at the time including the settlements of Georgetown and Alexandria), officially became recognized as the federal district. In 1846, Congress returned to Virginia the portion of Washington DC that had been originally ceded by Virginia, including the cities of Alexandria and Arlington; in 1871, it created a single municipal government for the remaining portion of the district.
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