Tick Preventive Treatment & Control
Despite being tiny parasites, ticks can cause major problems for you and your pet alike. Since they feed on their host’s blood, ticks are notorious for transmitting a range of diseases that can be potentially life-threatening. Ticks typically remain active all around the year. They have an ‘antifreeze’ mechanism that can help them survive even when temperatures drop below the freezing point.
Animals, including birds, chipmunks, deer, and mice, are popular reservoirs for these pests. As such, ticks can be a common problem in homes with a rodent infestation.
Potential Damage and Health Complications to Consider
Ticks carry a host of pathogens that can cause serious illnesses. Some of the most common tick-borne infections include:
- Lyme disease: Expanding red rash that can affect the joints, heart, and nervous system.
- Ehrlichia: A disease characterized by fever, chills, muscle aches, vomiting, diarrhea, and rash. Children are more susceptible to this tick-borne infection.
- Babesia: A tiny parasite that affects your red blood cells, causing fever, fatigue, and in worst cases, hemolytic anemia
- Anaplasmosis: This infection can have detrimental effects on the patient’s mental health if not treated on time.
- Bartonella: Symptoms include fever, muscle pain, headaches, swollen glands around the neck, brain fog, and loss of appetite.
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever (RMSF): Causes sudden high fever, abdominal pain, rash, and muscle stiffness. At times, serious complications can occur, which include nerve damage.
- Borrelia Ionestari: A relatively newly-surfaced infection that is characterized by migraines, numbness, and other neurological issues.
Signs of a Tick Infestation
Ticks generally prefer the great outdoors, but certain species can build their house and thrive indoors as well. This is especially true for homes where the humidity stays 90% or higher.
In outdoor settings, ticks can hide in:
- Tall grass
- Dense bushes
- Leaf piles
- Other moist and shaded spaces, such as among logs and fallen branches
Tick Preventive Treatment and Control
If you are looking for a reliable pest control company to remove ticks from your property, get in touch with CT Pest Solutions now. We are a licensed company and can help you with:
- Same-day tick inspection and elimination services
- Regular preventive treatment
- Implement a customized plan
- Inspect and Identify conducive conditions
- Emergency services
Service Areas for Tick Treatment and Control
We service most of Connecticut including: