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Effective Tick Control Strategies: Keeping Your Frisco Property Safe

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Ticks can be a problem on any property, whether you have pets or not. Wild animals such as rodents, raccoons, and skunks can carry these parasites into your yard, giving them ample opportunity to find a host, such as a human or pet. This article will explain how to achieve effective pest control in Frisco to protect your family and furry friends.

We’ll describe the different species of ticks in our area to help you easily identify them and detail some of the potential risks they carry. We’ll also provide some expert tips for preventing ticks on your property. Learn more about these troublesome pests and the best way to eliminate them with All-Safe Pest & Termite.

Common Types Of Ticks: Identification And Characteristics

Identifying the tick that bites someone in your family can help if symptoms arise. If the doctor knows the species, they will know what pathogens to look for. Here are the most common types of ticks in Frisco:

  • American dog ticks: Brown with white or gray markings, prefers domestic dogs as hosts but will feed on humans
  • Black-legged deer ticks: Orange-brown with dark legs, feeds on wild animals, including deer and humans
  • Brown dog ticks: Reddish-brown before feeding, gray-blue when engorged, prefers dogs as hosts, and rarely bites humans
  • Lone star ticks: Reddish-brown when unfed, gray when engorged, prefers humans over other hosts  

If you have trouble identifying the tick species on your property or want assistance eliminating them, All-Safe Pest & Termite is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our tick control services or to get your free estimate.

Tick-Borne Diseases: The Silent Threat Of Tick Bites

Ticks endanger the health of your family and pets, and some species carry dangerous pathogens. The following list includes some of the diseases caused by ticks in our area and symptoms to watch for:

  • Lyme disease presents with a rash that expands to form a “bulls-eye,” fever, chills, and fatigue.
  • Rocky Mountain spotted fever shows early signs of high fever, severe headache, nausea, and vomiting.
  • Tularemia looks like the flu, with fever, chills, cough, sore throat, gastrointestinal issues, and pain.
  • Canine Babesia causes on-and-off fever, lethargy, and lack of appetite in dogs.
  • Canine ehrlichiosis can cause bleeding episodes, eye problems, lameness, and swollen limbs in dogs.

This list is not all-inclusive, so if anyone in your family or a pet gets a tick bite, you should promptly report any unusual symptoms to your doctor or vet. For help with tick prevention or getting them off your property, contact us at All-Safe Pest & Termite.

Tick Prevention: Remedy Factors That Attract Ticks To Your Property

Certain factors can increase the chances of ticks infesting your property. Here are some effective tips for natural tick prevention around your yard:

  • Keep the grass cut short, especially in challenging areas such as near fences.
  • Remove overgrown vegetation on your property and clean up debris piles.
  • Stack wood neatly and keep it dry to deter rodents that carry ticks.
  • Keep trash cans securely closed to avoid attracting wild animals.

All-Safe Pest & Termite can also assist you with tick prevention. Contact us today to learn more about how our tick control services can help protect your property from these dangerous pests.

Expert Tick Control Services: Keeping Your Property Tick-Free

Contact the pros at All-Safe Pest & Termite for the best tick control near you. Our experts will develop a custom plan to help protect your Frisco home, family, and property from troublesome pests. Reach out today to request your free estimate and to learn more about our residential and commercial pest control services in Frisco.

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