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ticks control

Ticks are small arachnids that live on blood. Ticks are parasites in the literal sense of the word.

Ticks are vectors (“carriers”) of numerous diseases, including:

  • Lyme disease,
  • Colorado tick fever,
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever,
  • and the list goes on.

common tick species

These are five of the most common tick species:

  • the American Dog tick,
  • the Black-legged tick,
  • the Lone Star tick,
  • the Woodchuck tick,
  • and the Brown Dog tick.

diseases spread by ticks

  • American dog tick: Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia. The American dog tick is one of the most common tick species we see. It will repeatedly bite humans and pets. Not that we would want them around anyway, but they are known to carry Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia.
  • Black-legged tick: Lyme disease, granulocytic anaplasmosis, and babesiosis. The Black-legged tick is a vector for Lyme disease, granulocytic anaplasmosis, and babesiosis. This is a common tick species we see in our Michigan service areas.
  • Lone Star tick: monocytic ehrlichiosis and tularemia. The Lone Star tick is common in wooded areas that have high populations of white-tailed deer. It is a known carrier of both monocytic ehrlichiosis and tularemia.
  • Brown dog tick: Rocky Mountain spotted fever, canine ehrlichiosis and canine babesiosis. The brown dog tick (a.k.a. ‘kennel tick”) is uniquely adapt at surviving and breeding indoors. It is a vector of Rocky Mountain spotted fever, canine ehrlichiosis and canine babesiosis.
  • Woodchuck tick: Powassan Encephalitis. The woodchuck tick is known to bite both humans and animals. This tick can transmit Powassan Encephalitis.

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most tick-transmitted diseases are treatable if caught in time.

The significant majority of diseases carried by ticks are treatable with antibiotics. Timing is the key to treatment. Those who promptly seek treatment usually recover quickly and fully. After a tick bite, it is important to monitor your general health and seek professional medical help if you experience any symptoms.

what proof. professionals do to get rid of ticks

Ticks are a large and growing pest issue in many of our service areas, particularly in Massachusetts.

At proof. pest control, we offer a dedicated Tick and Mosquito Control plan that can effectively reduce populations of both these dangerous pests by 80-90% in just several weeks AND provide this protection for your home and yard all summer long.

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