Watch out for Ticks – Ticks Can be a Serious Problem But Slug-A-Bug Ca

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http://slugabug.com– There are 80 different species of ticks in the US alone. And they can transmit diseases including encephalitis and Lyme disease. If you have a tick problem you should contact a pest management professional that has experience with tick pest control to help. The company will likely discuss the situation and decide whether to simply focus on outdoor treatments or work on treating the indoor areas as well.

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Watch out for Ticks!:

Ticks Can Be a Serious Problem But Slug-A-Bug Can Help Watch out for Ticks!

Control Ticks Before They get a hold of You:

Did you know that there are 80 different species of ticks in the US alone? A nd they can transmit viral and bacterial diseases including encephalitis and Lyme disease. Control Ticks Before They get a hold of You

Tick Bites:

Everyone has a different reaction to a tick bite. In most cases, you'll simply end up with an itchy insect bite, but in severe cases, you could end up quite ill. In animals, serious tick infestations could cause anemia and weight loss. In some very rare cases , it can cause death because of extensive blood loss. http://www.slugabug.com Tick Bites

Three Main types of Ticks :

Three Main types of Ticks While there are 80 different species, most people encounter one of three different species. The black legged (or deer) tick is fairly common. These are the type that cause Lyme disease. The American dog tick is also relatively common. It can cause Rocky Mountain spotted fever. The other type of tick you may see is the brown dog tick. They can't transmit diseases to humans, but they can transmit diseases to dogs . http://www.slugabug.com

Ticks 101:

Mating: In most cases, mating has to occur on the host because the male tick requires a little snack before he mates. This, however, is not the case with deer ticks. Eating: Ticks eat only the blood of warm blooded animals and humans. Females are much slower than males, eating on one host for a number of days. Once engorged, they lay their eggs then die. Hungry ticks can live for up to two years, in some cases, without eating. Habitats: Most types of ticks hide in grassy or wooded areas. Brown dog ticks, however, are indoor creatures, hiding in furniture, behind baseboards, and even under the edges of rugs. Ticks 101 http://www.slugabug.com

'Tis the Season:

As with many other insects, ticks are quite seasonal. If the spring is a fairly warm one, you can bet that these little pests will develop quickly. Adult deer ticks can come out even in the snow if the temperature is above 40 degrees. If you live in an area where ticks are common, begin watching the weather early to start prevention measures. 'Tis the Season http://www.slugabug.com

The Best Defense is a Good Offense:

You may want to call a tick control professional to treat your home and your property, here are a few measures you can take as well to help protect your family. The first step is treating your pets. Talk to your vet about tick prevention medication. Protect yourself with a tick repellent being sure to get your clothes and shoes. DEET & Duranon are the two most commonly used. And don't forget about your yard. Mow your lawn regularly. If you live near a wooded area, thin vegetation closest to your property. Cut down any tall grass & keep overhanging shrubs & trees as short as possible. Keep woodpiles well away from your home. Clean up any foliage or clutter that might harbor pests or rodents. The Best Defense is a Good Offense

Proper Pest Management:

Contact a pest management professional that has experience with tick pest control to help. Your pest control company will likely discuss the situation and decide whether to simply focus on outdoor treatments or work on treating the indoor areas as well. Keep in mind that pest management depends highly on the season as well. For deer ticks, treating them in May or early June is a must. For American dog ticks, the spring is a good time to treat them. Proper Pest Management

A Few Tips to Remember:

Check your pets for ticks before they come inside. As soon as you notice a tick, remove it immediately. Grab a pair of tweezers & pull at where the tick's mouth has entered the skin. If you're outside in a tick-laden area, keep your clothes buttoned and tuck your shirt inside your pants and your pants inside your boots. Don't sit on the ground or brush against vegetation when you're outside. Treat your pets for ticks. A Few Tips to Remember http://www.slugabug.com

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