The summer season is making its presence known, and that means people are heading outdoors. While we’re all looking forward to backyard family barbeques and adventures in the outdoors, with warmer weather comes an increase in deer tick activity. Lyme disease, among others, poses a great danger to the health of people and pets. However, with professional tick control in MA, you can have the peace of mind you deserve this year!
At AllGreen, we offer a variety of effective tick control programs that leave your lawn less susceptible to a flourishing population of ticks.
Using both granular and liquid treatments, our team works to ensure that you’ll be enjoying the yard safely. With extensive experience in mosquito and tick control, we’ve learned a great deal about tick behaviors – some of which you may not be aware of. This is why we’d like to take this time to go over five little known facts about ticks that everyone should know.
You have 24 hours to remove a feeding tick before it transmits a disease
After any outdoor activity in which you may have been exposed to ticks, it’s crucial to thoroughly check yourself. The disease-causing microbes that ticks transmit to humans can take effect in as little as 24 hours.
There are several phases of a tick’s lifecycle
Ticks go through three phases during their lifetime, and actively feed during each phase. From smallest to largest, ticks start out as larvae, transform to nymphs, and finish their lifecycle as adults.
Ticks move upwards
Ticks prefer to feed on the blood around the neck, head, and ears of their host. Although some ticks fall from trees, many latch on to their from the ground. Once attached, the tick will crawl upwards towards the desired area. Keep this in mind when checking yourself or your pets for ticks.
Nymphs resemble a poppy seed
Ticks can be easy to miss. They’re small, have painless bites, and prefer to feed in places that are hard to see. Around 1 of every 4 deer ticks carry Lyme disease, so it’s essential to inspect slowly, carefully, and in the right places.
Tick-borne diseases are PREVENTABLE with MA tick control treatments
Avoiding ticks bites is possible with professional tick control in MA from AllGreen. Along with our tick control treatments, you can further protect yourself, your family, and pets by using tick repellent, specialty pet treatments, regularly check yourself and your pets for ticks, and remove ticks as quickly as possible!
For more information on tick control in MA, contact our team at 617-327-5555.