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What You Should Know About The Ticks In Redding


What You Should Know About The Ticks In Redding

Ticks are the ultimate backyard villains. These troublesome little blood-feeders can put a damper on any outdoor activity and leave you with itchy bites and a sense of dread, especially considering the multitude of diseases they can transmit to humans. Fortunately, our resourceful team at Redding Spray Service provides the most reliable and effective tick control to eradicate these critters from your yard to keep you, your family, and your pets safe.
Read on to learn more about how to identify ticks, the diseases they can spread, effective tips to protect yourself from their bites, and how service professionals with Redding pest control can safeguard your property.

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How To Identify A Tick

Ticks are small arachnids with eight legs that latch onto the skin of humans and animals to feed on blood. They can be grayish-white, yellowish, brown, reddish-brown, or black. They also have flattened bodies with an oval shape and can range in size from a pinhead to a grape. How large they grow depends on the specific species and development stage. The most common ticks in North America are blacklegged ticks, also known as deer ticks, which are about the size of a sesame seed and have dark legs and a dark, teardrop-shaped body.
If you find a tick on yourself or your pet's body after being outdoors in a tick-infested area, it's a good time to see what they look like. They can stay attached to their host's skin for several days to feed before they get full and fall off. However, if you find one before it's done feeding, you'll have to remove it with a pair of fine-tipped tweezers, which can be tricky because of how firmly their mouthparts grasp the skin. If you cannot extract the entire tick intact without the head remaining underneath your skin, you'll need to seek medical attention immediately to prevent an infection.
Also, if you suspect your yard may be housing these critters, contact Redding Spray Service for professional tick removal.

The Diseases Ticks Can Spread

Although they're tiny in stature, ticks can pack a mighty dangerous punch if they're infected with any number of harmful diseases that humans can contract. Some of those dreadful illnesses include:

  • Lyme disease
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever
  • Tick-borne relapsing fever
  • Southern tick-associated rash (STAR) illness
  • Babesiosis

They can also transmit ehrlichiosis and anaplasmosis. Some symptoms that can come from any number of these infections range from a dull headache, fever, muscle aches, and fatigue to more severe symptoms, such as heart palpitations, joint pain, and even neurological issues. To get rid of ticks in your yard, consult a reputable pest management company for further assistance.

Effective Tips To Protect Yourself From Tick Bites

Ticks are nature's tiny vampires, feeding on blood and spreading diseases with reckless abandon. When you're out and about enjoying a nice afternoon hike, it's important to understand how to protect yourself to avoid bringing home unwanted company properly. Before you head outside, apply a product containing at least 20% DEET or picaridin. Cover as much skin as possible, wearing long sleeves and pants, preferably in light colors that allow you to spot ticks easily if they cling onto you. Walk in the center of trails and avoid contact with vegetation. Also, keep your pets on a leash so they don't run into the tall grass. And check them and yourself for ticks upon returning home.
Consult a qualified tick control company to safeguard your property from these potentially harmful critters.

The Trick To Total Tick Control For Your Yard

Have you been searching for a way to achieve the ultimate tick protection for your yard? The solution is to partner with professionals who understand how to eliminate these pests effectively. At Redding Spray Service, we offer the latest advancements in pest management to eradicate different types of ticks you may encounter. We guarantee our services leave you worry-free to enjoy your property as you should. Reach out to us today to request an estimate.

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